Santa Sunrise Trekking for Barnardos

December 8, 2012 all-day
County Wicklow
01 708 0456

Sunrise Walk in Aid of BarnardosJoin Barnardos in Wicklow on Saturday December 8th for a winter wonderland trek on a  festive guided walk in Co Wicklow and experience a magical sunrise from one of its many stunning peaks.

The trek will begin before dawn, taking a trail along part of the Wicklow Way and up the historic Prince William’s Seat.  From the highest point you will take in spectacular views of the Wicklow Mountains all around us as the sun rises – just like Ireland’s very own North Pole!  Each trekker will receive a free Santa suit at registration to help them keep cosy and warm on the morning too!

When ready, the return leg of the hike will lead to the town of Enniskerry where you can enjoy a hearty breakfast with lots of hot tea and coffee..

So come along on this festive trek into the winter sunshine and raise vital funds to help change the lives of children all over Ireland!

Trek Date: Saturday 8th December 2012, 06.15am

Walk Itinerary:

  • Meet for registration/briefing at the Clock Tower, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow at 6.15am
  • Trek begins @ 7am from Curtlestown Wood
  • Sunrise occurs at 8.27am
  • Hearty breakfast and plenty of piping hot tea/coffee after the trek in The Powerscourt Country House, Enniskerry Village, from approx. 11am

What you will need to bring: Please note it will be dark when starting.

  • Hill walking boots and socks (essential)
  • Head torch or handheld torch
  • Warm top, gloves, hat and scarf
  • Wind/waterproof jacket
  • Leggings/tracksuit bottoms (not jeans)
  • Overtrousers
  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Hot drink
  • Rucksack
  • Spare set of clothes

There are loads of great places to stay in Enniskerry and the surrounding area. There’s a full list of all accommodation for the area at

The cost for this walk is €125 per person. Please make a booking deposit of €25 and Barnardos will send you a fundraising and information pack to help you reach your fundraising target. And of course the Barnardos team are there to support you all the way too.

By joining the Sunrise Trek, you will be raising vital funds to keep Barnardos services open across Ireland. Your footsteps will help the most vulnerable children in Ireland to find their feet in life.

But act fast as places fill up quickly!

To reserve your place on this exciting trek contact Robyn today. Call 01 708 0456 or email