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 don't 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 - we have an interesting range of places visited so far! We occasionally combine a walk with a site visit and have visited many castles and stately homes over the past ten 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 €10 per walk, 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...

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A tour of Deputy's Pass - a gentle woodland saunter in gorgeous Glenealy!

This is a lovely part of middle Wicklow and offers great walking, interesting sights and plenty of greenery. Deputy's Pass wood is mainly deciduous, is pretty lovely, and is perfect for an 8 km loop.

Please note - there is a charge of €10 per hike and I can supply poles to anyone who wants them.

A Carrick/Ballydowling 'part premiere' - another sylvan circuit + two mansions!

This is an interesting circuit using the many trails and paths that circuit Carrick and Ballydowling and take us through many exotic townlands. Expect wide paths, narrow paths, some country roads, rural views and a sense of having being somewhere different! Walks like these are the fruits of diligent research by me, and an opportunity to see some interesting places. This is a pretty easy walk and suitable for those who want to do a moderate walk, somewhere a little unknown.

Please note - there is a charge of €10 per walk and I can supply poles to anyone who wants them.

A Kilruddery Saturday morning! A moderate loop of a magical place!

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Enjoy a moderate loop of a magical place with good company. Our 'starter' walks take us around the fields and woods of this old estate and give us great views over city and countryside. Expect 6/7 km on the clock in two hours, or maybe a bit more.......

Please note - there is a charge of €10 per hike and I can supply poles to anyone who wants to borrow them.

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A Kilruddery Saturday morning! A moderate loop of a magical place!

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