What we're about

CLOSED TO NEW MEMBERS UNTIL MARCH 2019 UNLESS you are a very fit, fast hiker, and have all the gear necessary for a winter hike in Ireland.

This group is for anybody aged 21 or over interested in hiking (NOT walking) in the Dublin/Wicklow area and sometimes further afield. You need to be very fit and active. If you are not sure, start with another hiking group! There are NO backmarkers on hikes above Level 2, so you need to be very fit indeed before you can try out a Level 3 hike or higher. You also need to own a pair of standard hiking boots.

For people new to hiking in Ireland (and not so new), please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNfcLZUWqE4

Also, it's only for people who want to talk / make friends with all the people in the group. If you want to have a romantic tete-a-tete with your special friend for all the hike, please join another group. The language of the group is English.

This group is not funded by the Irish Tourist Board, so there are no special conditions for foreigners, everybody is treated the same, provided they are fit.

We follow the principles of LEAVE NO TRACE: please pick up all your rubbish and take it home with you. For more details, please see http://www.leavenotraceireland.org

It's NOT for people who want to get fit, it's for people who are fit!

We recommend that everybody hiking with us should take out insurance. Please see http://www.mountaineering.ie for more information.

People on medication should consult their family doctor before taking part in our hikes.



Upcoming events (5+)

Knocknagun, Prince William's Seat & Raven's Rock - L 3 & 4 - Enniskerry - Bus 44

You MUST answer the H & S questions to do this hike. Curtlestown Wood car park - Cloon Forest - Old Boleys - Mass Rock - Knocknagun (556m) - Prince Williams Seat (556m) - Raven's Rock - Annacrivey Wood - Knocksink Wood - Enniskerry. Distance 17km Ascent 500m. Meeting in Enniskerry at 10.15, leaving 10.30. We will car pool to Curtlestown Wood

The TONDUFFS & WAR HILL - Levels 3 & 4 - Bus 44

You MUST answer the H & S questions to do this hike. DISTANCE: 16 Km, ASCENT: 750m [Level 3: 13 km, 575m] and home in time for the rugby! PROVISIONAL ROUTE: Crone Wood car park - Crone Wood - Raven's Glen - Tonduff North (652m) - Tonduff South (646m) - War Hill (689m) - Glensoulan - Wicklow Way - Ride Rock [view of Powerscourt Waterfall] - Crone Wood car park BUS 44 [Please check Dublin Bus for latest details]

TOUR of the TOMBS & Rugby - L 3.5 - Old Mill, Oldbawn at 9:45. BUS: 49, 65B, 75

You MUST answer the H & S question to do this hike. DISTANCE: 12 km, ASCENT / DESCENT 525 m ROUTE: Kilbride car park - Seefin Tomb (621 m) - Seefingan Tomb (724 m) - Corrig (618 m) - Seahan Tomb (648 m) - road - Kilbride car park On this hike, we will climb the highest mountain entirely within the boundaries of County Dublin: Seahan (648m). Let's have a cuppa afterwards in the Old Mill, Oldbawn. Note: this hike may be done in reverse. NB: Last time we did this hike in 3 hours 15 minutes. Please don't come if you think you will need more than 3 hours 30 mins. GPS:[masked] [masked] Hi, we will meet in the car park of the Old Mill, Oldbawn, and then drive in convoy to the start of the hike. WHAT TO WEAR: Hiking boots and GAITERS WHAT TO BRING: Rucksack with raingear, water, sandwiches & energy bars NO DOGS!!!

Duff Hill, Mullaghcleevaun & Lough Cleevaun - Level 5

Old Mill Pub car park

You MUST answer the H & S question to do this hike. Distance: 21 km, Ascent: 875m Provisional Route: Kippure Estate Adventure Centre - River Liffey - Duff Hill (720m) - M. East Top - Mullaghcleevaun (849m) - Lough Cleevaun - Ballylow Forest - SH382 - River Liffey - Kippure Estate Adventure Centre Note: this hike may be done in reverse

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