Does your county have what it takes to become an Irish hillwalking team champion? If so, we are delighted to offer you that chance. The All-Ireland Hillwalking Counties Championship is the ultimate outdoor sports competition contested in the Irish uplands. It is free to enter and is open to all experienced hillwalkers.
To compete in any of the four All-Ireland Hillwalking Championship categories, each participating hillwalker is required to visit High Point locations throughout Ireland, log them using the Peakhunter smartphone app, and register them with us via the Highpointeer Score Form hosted on our website.
The competitive season starts on the day of the Spring Equinox and finishes six months later on the Autumn Equinox.
Please note that the All-Ireland Hillwalking Championships will have a new streamlined format from 2022.
- Take part in the All-Ireland Hillwalking Individuals Championship (click here for participation instructions).
- Tell us which county you are representing by selecting the relevant option in the Highpointeer Score Form.
The three counties which accumulate the highest point-scores during the sport hillwalking season will secure the top three placings in that year's All-Ireland Hillwalking Counties Championship. The selection process is as follows:
- All submitted Highpointeer Score Forms are automatically added to a secure spreadsheet.
- Each completed Highpointeer Score Form received is manually checked and verified.
- After the submissions deadline (30th September), the final version of the spreadsheet containing all verified Highpointeer Score Forms received during the year is interrogated and the five highest-scoring entrants from each county are identified.
- Each county's overall score is tallied and the three highest-scoring counties are identified.
- The three counties with the highest scores are announced in October.
- The 2021 All-Ireland Hillwalking Counties Championship was scheduled to start on 20th March but was postponed until 10th May due to the travel restrictions which were in place to minimise the spread of Covid-19.
- Click here to find out how you can take part.
- Result will be announced in October 2021.
- CHAMPION - Team County Cork