Archive for: April 2010

Walk4Aware: Help to Make a Real Difference

Aware, the national depression support organisation, is inviting people from all over the country to give just four hours of their time this summer to help organise or participate in a Walk4Aware in their local area. The organisation is especially keen to hear from anyone interested in organising a walk in their local area. Organisers will get support from the Aware fundraising team and all funds raised through participant sponsorship will go towards the maintenance and development of Aware’s support, Read more [...]

Can you hack it? Take the NSPCC Binevenagh Challenge HACK

The NSPCC Binevenagh Challenge HACK is a 23-mile sponsored challenge walk through some of the most beautiful countryside in Northern Ireland’s stunning north coast. The event takes place on Saturday 11 September 2010 following on from the success of last year’s 14 mile hike in the same area. The route passes through the Binevenagh Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is part of the northernmost outcropping of the Antrim plateau, formed from molten lava approximately 60 million years Read more [...]

Night Time Navigation: Keeping Safe in the Hills. Tips and Hints from HilltopTreks

Terry Lambert of HillTopTreks shares some tips and advice for safely navigating the hills at night. Terry is a regular lead on evening and night time walks. Walking by night can be a great experience but will obviously provide its own particular navigational issues. After guiding many evening and night time walks I have gained some great insight into some of these issues. So for those of you who wish to gain some nocturnal exercise and enjoy some night walking here are a few tips. Preparation is very important to any walk and makes the whole experience more enjoyable but it’s even more important for evening walks. Bring a mobile phone with mountain rescue number on it (112). Injuries at night are a lot more dangerous due to the cooler temperatures and lack of proper vision. Being efficient at reading maps and the proper use of a compass is essential. Read more [...]

Fagan and Murray take victory at Spar Great Ireland Run

Both home grown Martin Fagan and Scotland's Freya Murray scored impressive victories over 10 kilometres at the SPAR Great Ireland Run in Phoenix Park on Sunday afternoon. The Scot's finishing strength and time of 32 minutes 30 seconds saw her outpoint Jo Pavey who however was pleased with how easily she eased herself back into competitive action after a year when finishing runner up, with Benita Willis third. Murray who is quickly emerging as one of the country's up-and-coming stars was delighted Read more [...]

Guided Walk and Evening Meal for Singles….More Men Needed

Walk in The Wicklow Mountains for Singles. April 24th The walks are organised for like minded single people who enjoy the great outdoors and some fresh air. They also provide the ideal event for them to meet someone new as walking can be an excellent, fun and informal way to meet new people. At the moment due to the great response, there are a few women on the waiting list until we get a few more men to sign up. No previous walking experience is required. Tickets cost: €65 Price Read more [...]

Full Moon Walks in Wicklow and Waterford with HilltopTreks

The next Full Moon Walks will take place near Enniskerry Co Wicklow and Slieve Na mban in Co. Waterford. Date: Saturday May 1st. Meet: Enniskerry at @ 7pm. (Beside the Clock Tower) Meet: Kisheelan at 7pm (Post Office) Price: €25 These night walks are very different and great fun with an excellent opportunity to see Wicklow’s and Waterford’s Beautiful landscapes by the light of the full moon. The walk will be short 2-3 hr covering wonderful parts of the country with time Read more [...]

Walking the Derryclare Horseshoe

In his latest article for Walking and Hiking Ireland, John Quinn gives a brief overview of the magnificent Derryclare Horseshoe which reveals the rugged beauty of Connemara in all its splendour. This magnificent and challenging walk in the Twelve Bens mountain range in The Lough Inagh Valley reveals the rugged beauty of Connemara in all its splendour. The 6-7 hour horseshoe climb encompasses a number of peaks including Ben Lettery (516m), Glengower (664m), Benbreen (691m), Bencorr (711m) and Derryclare (650m). Read more [...]

Only 10 spaces left on the Focus Ireland Four Peaks Challenge

There are now just 10 team places left for this years Focus Ireland Four Peaks Challenge. Training and Navigation Days take place on Sat April 10th and Sat April 17th and Focus Ireland are taking bookings for these until 5pm on Tues 6th April but you must be registered to take part. If you are interested in taking part in the event but don’t have enough people on your team Focus Ireland may be able to help.  They are currently compiling a list of people who are interested in forming Read more [...]