15th Annual Lugnaquilla Challenge

15th Annual Lugnaquilla Challenge

The 15th Annual Lugnaquilla Challenge will take place on Sunday 7th September and provides the opportunity to climb Leinster's Highest Mountain. The w...

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Glen of Imaal Red Cross MRT announc...

The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team are very pleased to announce that registration for Moonlight Challenge 2014, which takes place on the...

Days Like This

‘Days Like This’ wins L...

We love seeing shots of the Mourne Mountains from Brian McCready, a regular contributor to Walking & Hiking Ireland. Brian recently landed the Liv...

A fantastic shot of the west face of Carrauntoohil

MountainTrails tackle The Reeks

The people at MountainTrails.ie have had a busy summer of walking. Recently, they took a 3 day trip to the reeks and took in all the sights such as th...

Walks & Routes

Croaghaun, Achill Island

Walking Ireland’s Iconic Mountains – Number 5: Croaghaun

Our tour of the Iconic Mountains of Ireland has already taken us to wonderful Achill Island. On that occasion, we enjoyed a walk up Slievemo...

Events

15th Annual Lugnaquilla Challenge

15th Annual Lugnaquilla Challenge

The 15th Annual Lugnaquilla Challenge will take place on Sunday 7th September and provides the oppor...

Images

Days Like This

‘Days Like This’ wins Living Landscapes Category in Photography Competition

We love seeing shots of the Mourne Mountains from Brian McCready, a regular contributor to Walking & Hiking Ireland. Brian recently land...

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Stocking Fillers: Our Recommended Outdoor Books

It's that time of year again! If you are looking for some stocking fillers, here are some Outdoor Books that we've read and enjoyed in 2012....

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Days Like This

‘Days Like This’ wins Living Landscapes Category in Photography Competition

We love seeing shots of the Mourne Mountains from Brian McCready, a regular contributor to Walking & Hiking Ireland. Brian recently land...

15th Annual Lugnaquilla Challenge

The 15th Annual Lugnaquilla Challenge will take place on Sunday 7th September and provides the opportunity to climb Leinster's Highest Mountain. The walk is in aid of Bray Cancer Support and registration must be done in advance via www.braycancersupport.ie. There is a choice of two climbs: 1: Lug Summit Walk 5/6 hours, starts at 10am 2: Leisurely Walk 2/3 hours, starts at 12 noon. Post climb refreshments in the Glenmalure Lodge. Climbs will be lead by experienced climbers. Take Read more [...]

Glen of Imaal Red Cross MRT announce Moonlight Challenge 2014

The Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team are very pleased to announce that registration for Moonlight Challenge 2014, which takes place on the 8th of November, is now OPEN! The Moonlight Challenge is an invigorating walking/running adventure through some of the most spectacular scenery of the Wicklow Mountains. The route is approx.27km and the event takes place under a full moon, cloud willing! The Moonlight Challenge is the main fundraising event for the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Read more [...]

‘Days Like This’ wins Living Landscapes Category in Photography Competition

We love seeing shots of the Mourne Mountains from Brian McCready, a regular contributor to Walking & Hiking Ireland. Brian recently landed the Living Landscapes Category in the Ulster Wildlife's photography competition. The winning shot was one of of Brian's that was featured on the website previously. It is a stunning shot taken on mighty Slieve Bearnagh just before sunset. Brian now goes through to a public vote to determine the overall winner of the competition. It would be great to Read more [...]

MountainTrails tackle The Reeks

The people at MountainTrails.ie have had a busy summer of walking. Recently, they took a 3 day trip to the reeks and took in all the sights such as the fine Beenkeragh Ridge, Carrauntoohil and the fantastic Coomloughra Horseshoe. Russell at MountainTrails.ie has kindly shared shared some shots from their trip with us. Check out the Mountain Trails website for some great tips and advice as well as more great photos. Click on an image in the gallery to see it full size. Many thanks Read more [...]

August Walking Weekend out West

Based in Westport town, the August Walking Weekend out West is a must for the serious hillwalker. You will walk the highest peak in Galway ( Binn Bhán 729m ) on the Sunday with a nice introductory walk to begin the weekend in the Northern Maumturk mountains on the Saturday. Itinerary: Friday August 1st: Check into accommodation of your choice. Organisers can supply you with contact details of approved accommodation providers on request. Saturday August 2nd: Northern Maumturks: Leenane Mountain. Walk Read more [...]

Autumn Walking in Andalucia, Southern Spain

Are you looking for a different type of winter sun holiday? Why not enjoy beautiful guided walks this October in Andulucia, Southern Spain. Cómpeta is a thriving pueblo blanco' nestling under the Sierras Almijara and Tejeda, just 12 miles from the Mediterranean and an hour by road from Malaga airport. The south facing slopes enjoy one of the sunniest climates in Europe and provide wonderful and varied opportunities for walking for many months of the year. Sound like this is for you? Our guides Read more [...]

Your Hike in Photos: Chimney Rock, Mourne Mountains

John Surginor is becoming a regular contributor to Walking And Hiking Ireland. This time, John has some beautiful pictures from a recent walk in the Mourne Mountains to share with us. John took a walk up Chimney Rock Mountain, one of the lesser known Mournes but a mountain notable for stunning views along the coast and a superb vista across to Slieve Donard, Ulster's highest mountain. Click on an image in the Gallery to view it full-size. Thanks again to John for sharing these shots with Read more [...]

Glen of Imaal Red Cross MRT and the Dublin & Wicklow MRT involved in Glenmacnass Rescue

On Monday the 7th of July, both the Glen of Imaal Red Cross Mountain Rescue Team and the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team were tasked by an Garda Siochana to respond to an incident in which a man had slipped and fallen at Glenmacnass Waterfall. Having assessed the situation Mountain Rescue set in motion a technical rescue. The man who was a Belgian national, had not only fallen but also landed on steep ground. Once Technical personnel reached him, they took measures to secure him so as to insure Read more [...]