Learn all you need to know to get you out and about on the Hills!
Dates for 2016: Course Starts Wed Oct 5th.
Cost: € 135 pp (€ 240 for 2 people) - Some transport provided.
- 2 Detailed theory Lessons - map and Compass, Safety, Clothing and Equipment.
- 4 practical fully guided hill walks
Walking can be a great way to get fit and meet new people but where can you start. Well that is what this course is all about.
Hilltoptreks in conjunction with The Peoples College are offering Introductory Hill Walking Courses. These courses include two evening theory sessions and four fully guided walks. The course is designed to teach beginners how to use a map and compass properly whilst out in the hills. They also cover topics such as hill walking equipment, walking safety and much more.
The two evening theory sessions will be on Wednesday 5th & 12th October.
The walks will be on Sundays Oct 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th of Oct. Don’t worry if you can’t make all the Sunday dates, I’m sure we will cover plenty for you anyway.
Location: People College, 39 Parnell Square Dublin 1
Dates and times for the course are as follows:
Lessons 6.30 - 8.00 pm
First Lesson - Wed Oct 5th
Second Lesson - Wed Oct 12th
Walks: We will organise car pooling and minibus foir the walks.
1st Hill walk Sunday 9th Oct - Starts 10am - Orienteering course
2nd Hill walk Sunday 16th Oct - Starts 10 am
3rd Hill walk Sunday 23rd Oct - Starts 10 am
4th Hill walk Sunday 30th Oct - Starts 10 am
The walks will be short easy walks with some ascent.
What to bring for the walks:
- Walking Boots
- Rain Gear
- Packed lunch
- Map OSI 56 for the Wicklow area and compass Silva type 4 (these will be explained in the course)
- Flask of hot drink
This is a great course over four weeks to give you a great starting place to enjoy Hill Walking safely.