Archive for: July 2014

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 [...]

Head for the Hills this Summer with the Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival

Walkers of all ages are being encouraged to Head for the Hills this summer and discover the outstanding beauty on our doorstep as part of the Sperrins and Killeter Walking Festival. The festival will be held in the Sperrins from 19th -20th July and in Killeter from 9th -10th August 2014. Walkers of all ages and abilities have the chance to get outside and explore the beauty, history and heritage of the Sperrins and Killeter regions. Taking on challenging routes from Goles to Bradkeel via the Sperrins Read more [...]