Category: Guided Walks

Take on the Wild Atlantic Way for Hospice this Autumn

This year’s Hospice Annual Autumn Walk will be heading to the breath-taking Horn Head route in Co. Donegal on Saturday 8th October.  Walkers will travel by coach from Southern Area Hospice to Dunfanaghy.  The guided walking route will take approximately 4-5 hours and cover 10kms of stunning scenery.  Walkers will be spoiled with the striking landscapes of the Wild Atlantic Way and views of the Muckish to Errigal Mountain Ranges and the panoramic vista of Tory Island, Fanad Head and the Rossguill Read more [...]

Take a Ramble on Rathlin for Hospice this Autumn

Rathlin Island is the fabulous setting for this year’s Hospice Autumn Walk which takes place on the 19th & 20th September 2015.  With breath-taking scenery, rugged landscapes, rare wildlife species, and a rich history, walkers are guaranteed a unique and untamed beauty and tranquillity on Rathlin. Hospice Public Relations Officer Lisa Mulkerns explains “This year’s walk is absolutely beautiful, it clocks in at just over 7 miles with plenty of wildlife, scenery and heritage to take in... Read more [...]

Take a walk on the wild side with Michael Gibbons

Take a walk on the wild side with Michael Gibbons of ‘Walking Ireland’ this September for a weekend of spectacular and insightful walks around the Connemara and South Mayo region – all from the comfort of your hotel at Delphi Adventure Resort & Spa. From Friday 25th to Sunday 27th September, Michael will guide you through 7000 years of Irish settlement, while you take in the breath-taking views and remarkable “hidden treasures” of the west coast, along the way. Wind down in the Read more [...]

Torches at the ready for Cancer Focus NI Moonlit Walk!

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland is calling all walkers to challenge themselves to trek to the top of the highest peak in Northern Ireland – in the dark! The Slieve Donard Moonlit Walk will take place on Friday 5th June and all money raised will go towards helping local cancer patients and their families. Jillian Wallace, Challenge Events Officer for Cancer Focus NI, says, “This is a great event for any keen walkers out there as well as people looking for a new and exciting challenge. The Read more [...]

Bantry Walking Festival returns May 30th & 31st 2015!

The Bantry Walking Festival returns May 30th & 31st 2015! This voluntary-run, intimate festival takes in some of the most spectacular walks in West Cork with A, B & C levels walks held on both days catering for all levels of experience. The walks are lead by local, experienced leaders and assistants to give you an unparalleled view of the local landscape, floral, fauna and history. With appointed meeting places for socialising in the evenings and an active social network, meet fellow Read more [...]

Sunset on the Summit: Enjoy Slieve Donard at Sunset

The Cedar Foundation is looking for teams and individuals from all over the province to raise funds for our work with children and adults with disabilities throughout Northern Ireland by climbing Slieve Donard to watch the sunset on Saturday 27th September 2014. The registration fee for this trek is £20 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £80 in sponsorship for Cedar. To find out more about this event phone Christine on 028 9077 0551 or go online to www.cedar-foundation.org/sunset. The Read more [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]