What we're about

We are a group of regular Nordic Walkers, based in North County Wicklow. Nordic Walking uses specific walking poles which give a good upper body workout and great support. You dont have to use the Nordic poles, or even poles, if you want to walk with us, but most of the group chose to use them. Walks take place during the week (usually Tuesdays) and on Saturdays and Sundays and are posted up on the site here.

The Saturday morning walks are the best for "starters" and usually take place on Kilruddery Estate where there is a great range of terrains - fields, woods, open hillside and bog! These walks are usually two hours in duration and the pace is usually moderate, depending on the group....

Saturday afternoon walks vary in location - usually within County Wicklow, but occasionally we travel a little. We have done most of the Wicklow Way and the majority of peaks in County Wicklow, and in all types of weather!! We also do day trips and weekends away - in the past few years we have been to the Comeraghs, Galtymore, Slievenamon, Lugnaquilla, Clogherhead and have done some of the Kerry Way. In the autumn of 2016 we visited Westport and of course, cycled the entire Greenway. Last year we visited the French Alps for a three night trip and are heading to Austria this year. We occasionally combine a walk with a site visit and have visited many castles and stately homes over the past six years. We have even done a few boat trips.... Plans are afoot for a number of trips away this year also as well as some social events. Many of the regular walkers have become friends on the way, so we could be regarded as more than just a walking group.

Our group are best described as "moderate to good walkers, with their own transport" and we are a lively and friendly group and make new walkers very welcome. Anyone joining us must have walking boots, good rain gear, a rucksack with a basic first aid kit and a sense of humour. We also carpool, so you must be prepared to take your turn. Please note that there is a charge of €8 per walk and I supply poles to those who would like them, and I organise all events.

If this sounds like a group you would be comfortable with, we would be delighted to meet you...

Upcoming events (5)

Party Time! Join the beautiful people for a Nordic Christmas Party in Ocean!

Join us for our annual celebration and let your hair down! We are heading down to Ocean, a very centrally located restaurant, on Bray Seafront, adjacent to the Dart . We will kick off with a glass of bubbly, and eat from their set menu which is priced at €34 and everyone is responsible for their own bill. Dress code is open, but gaiters and bobbly hats will not be necessary. You must have walked with us at least once, or accompany someone who has, and you need to RSVP on Meetup, either as yourself, or someone's "plus one". Look forward to seeing you there!

Shanganagh to Killiney - flat, scenic, and easy!!

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This is a nice and easy walk to start the weekend with - a linear taking in a lesser known public park, some beach (tide dependent) and gets a good look at some really fine real estate - ticks all the boxes!

Kilcoole Village to Willow Grove - via Blackberry Lane & Glen of the Downs!

This walk is a combination of lanes and paths, from the very ancient, to the very modern and ends at a pub! Our route follows an ancient mass path, crosses a modern road, climbs a former bucolic lane, passes an ancient cemetery, takes us through some fine woodland, and makes for an interesting afternoon. We will meet at the Grove Bar and car pool to the start - makes everything simple!

A Kilruddery Christmas Walk - a seasonal loop around a gorgeous estate!

Join us for a pre-Christmas loop of Kilruddery estate incorporating a few pre-emptive slopes so you can face the season in good shape! Expect two hour loop, with great company, and probably a seasonal cuppa after the walk...

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