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Spinc walk - Glendalough

Sept 8th 2018

OSI: Mapsheet: 56Upper lake Glendalough Wicklow Ireland
Walking Time: approx 3 - 4hrs
Graded:
Moderate
Meeting:
11:00 in Glendalough Hotel Lounge
Price: €25  

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Transport: Available at 09:45am from Maldron Tallagh and Balally Luas stop at 10am.

Details of Walk:

This definetely one of the most beuatiful walks in the area. Starting from the upper car park of Glendalough take what is know as the blue and white trail in this area. Passing along the front of the upper lake, then passing by Pollanass Waterfall and continuing on a forested track. There will be a choice to take the steps onto the Spinc or go another trail onto it. The Spinc which basically translates into a steep drop overlooks the upper lake. We will have beautiful views from here across the whole of Glendalough Valley. We keep on this board walk around the whole of the upper lake across Gleneola river by bridge.Glendalough Then make our way back to the starting point down the zig zags and past the old mining village. This is one of the best walks in the whole of the Glendalough.

How to get there:

The best way to get to Glendalough from Dublin or Bray would be to get onto the N11 heading south. Get off it at Kilmacanogue and head for the Roundwood / Glendalough / Laragh direction. Go through Roundwood, then Annamoe and to Laragh. Follow the Road towards Glendalough and the Hotel is just on the left.

What to Bring for you day walk.
Suitable walking boots, Rain gear, warm clothes, flask of hot drink, WATER, small lunch,
good socks, hat and gloves and spare top in bag.

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Lough Dan and Knocknacloghoge

August 11th 2018

OSI: Mapsheet: 56track back
Walking time: approx 4hrs
Graded: Moderate
Meeting: 10:30 at Roundwood
Transport Available: Luas Balally (Dundrum) 10:00am and at Maldron Hotel, Tallaght 09:45am
Price: €25  

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Details of Walk:

Starting from the Pier Gates which are the entrance into the Luggala Estate home of one of the Guiness family. WE follow a road bringing up down into the estate next to Lough tay and Luggala Mountain.

This is a great walk in the Guinness Estate to the summit of Knocknacloghoge and over towards Lough Dan. Then we will walk back along the banks of Lough Dan up the Luggala valley following the Cloghoge River. Beautiful views across north Wicklow and out towards the Irish Coastline.

We will have excellent views across all of the Dublin Wicklow Mountains and depending on weather Wales can also be seen from here.


What to expect:  Open mountain top, path. walk by a beautiful lake on an old borreen (small grassy track)
Expansive views of Wicklow and South Dublin, East Coastline and the Guinness Estate.

 

How to get there: Roundwood

Take the N11 from Dublin take the turn for Roundwood or Glendalough at Kilmacanogue come back over N11 and follow this road all the way to Roundwood. Allow tiem for cyclists, tracktors etc. Approx 40 minutes from Dublin city center.

 

What to Bring for you day walk.
Suitable walking boots, Rain gear, warm clothes, flask of hot drink, WATER, small lunch, sun cream,
good socks, hat and gloves and spare top in bag.

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The Gobbins Walk - Antrim

"The most dramatic walk in Europe"

June 23rd 2018
Walking time: approx 2.5 3hrs: The Gobbins Coastal Walk
Graded: Easy / Moderate
Terrain: Exciting Cliff side trails
Price: €65, members €55: Includes Entrance Fees, Guides and Transport.

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Pickups:   Molly Malone statue, Suffolk Street at 9:30am
Transport to the Gobbins walk in Northern Ireland


For this walk we will travelling into Northern Ireland and through Belfast from Dublin. This is a very special unique walking experience along some incredible coastline.

The original path at The Gobbins was opened in 1902, and immediately captivated visitors. But why was this unique attraction built in this dramatically beautiful but isolated location?

The path was part of the vision of Berkeley Deane Wise, Chief Engineer of the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway Company, to use the recently expanded railway line to attract visitors to this spectacular part of Ireland.

About The Walk:
The Gobbins experience will take you along a narrow path hugging the dramatic cliff face; across spectacular bridges amid the crashing waves of the North Channel; traversing hidden Tunnels under the Irish Sea; up and down rugged staircases carved into the cliff face and into caves that were once home to smugglers and privateers.

The Gobbins Experience

The Gobbins Path is an arduous trek that is often narrow and uneven, accessed by a very steep pathway. Due to the nature of the rugged coastal location suitable outdoor clothing and walking boots or shoes are essential. Without exception, all guests must wear a safety helmet whilst experiencing The Gobbins. To enjoy The Gobbins a good level of fitness is needed. You must be fit enough to climb 50 flights of stairs and walk a very steep 1 in 5 gradient.

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Cancellation policy
  • A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance, or in case of no-show.
  • A cancellation fee of 50% applies for cancellations made less than 3 days in advance.
  • No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made 3 or more days in advance.

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Sorrel Hill, Blessington

Walk on Sorrel Hill Blessington

May 13th 2018Blessington Lakes in Wicklow
Walking time: 3.5 - 4hrs: Distance: 11.5Km. Ascent 300m
Graded: Moderate, Loop Walk
Meeting: 10:30 Blessington Village
Price: €25, Includes Guide and transport

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Pickups: Luas Balally (Dundrum) 9:30am and at Maldron Hotel, Tallaght 10:00am
Transport provided back after the walk.


About The Walk:
We start this walk at the entrance to a forested area over near Lacken on the east side of the Blessington lakes. There is a gentle trail through woodland to get us started and then we come out to open mountain and follow another trail direct to the summit of Sorrel hill. Once on top we get great views across west Wicklow and the Blessington lakes. We can stop here for as bite to eat before making our way back down on a different forest trail to the start

Terraint: Forest trails, Open mountain side track,

What to Bring:
Walking Boots, Raingear, leg gaiters, sun cream, Snack, drink, flask, back pack with extra socks and warm top.

How to get there:
Take the N81 past Tallaght towards Blessington. We will be at the car park next to the West Wicklow House in the middle of the village.

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Cancellation policy
  • A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance, or in case of no-show.
  • A cancellation fee of 50% applies for cancellations made less than 3 days in advance.
  • No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made 3 or more days in advance.

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Wicklow Way on St Patricks Day

Mar 17th 2018 - St Patrick's Day
Walking time: approx 3 - 4hrs: with choice to shorten on day.The Wicklow Way
Graded: Moderate
Terrain: Hillside trails and old boreens
Meeting: 11am - Shillelagh, Co Wicklow
Price: €35, Includes, Guided Walk, Transport and finger food.
Member Price: €15

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Pickups:  Luas Balally (Dundrum) at 09:00am and Maldron Hotel, Tallaght 9:15am
Transport provided back after the walk.

About The Walk: This is part of the Wicklow Way, a trail that travels south from Dublin for approx 128Km to Clonegal in Co.Carlow. We will be doing part of the last section of this walk between Shillelagh and Clonegal. This a very flat part of the Wicklow Way although there are some small hils along the way.

We know that there is a very important Rugby game on this day starting at 2pm, so for this reason we are going to offer a shorten version of the walk on the day for those of you who would like to be at the Telly in a cosy pub in Wicklow to watch it …..
We have also organised some finger food at Osbourne’s Pub (Great old pub in Clonegal)

The trail is very well laid out and good for walking on. The track goes from parkland to small roads, open mountain tops and through wonderful forest trails and of course a nice pub at the end.

What to expect: Forest track, open mountain top, old boreens paths, panoramic views across south Wicklow

What to Bring for you day walk.
Suitable walking boots, Rain gear, warm clothes, flask of hot drink, WATER, snack,
good socks, hat and gloves and spare top in bag.

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Cancellation policy
  • A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 24 hours in advance, or in case of no-show.
  • A cancellation fee of 50% applies for cancellations made less than 3 days in advance.
  • No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made 3 or more days in advance.

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