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Best hill Walks in Dublin

Best Hill Walks in Dublin: There are some great walks in the Dublin hills and surrounding areas which are very close to the city centre. The Dublin hills sit south of Dublin city and stretch all the way from Bohernabreena in the west to Shankill out to the Irish Sea in the east. There are […]

Hill Walking Clothing and Equipment

Hill Walking clothing and equipment for summer and winter: Outdoor clothing has advanced so much in the last few years…. no more woolly jumpers with bright yellow plastic rain coats and leggings. They have also become very fashionable and trendy that even rappers and film stars like to show off their outdoor gear. This is […]

Walking in the Wilds of Connemara, Mweelrea

Walking in the Wilds of Connemara and Mweelrea. Connemara is a region in Galway in the west of Ireland. It reaches out to the Atlantic Ocean with its Jagged coastline of cliffs and beaches; it also hosts Ireland’s only Fjord. There are two main mountain ranges in this region the 12 Bens and the Maumturks. […]

Umbellifers – Nettles, not the only nasty!

Written by Gillian Duggan Hi everyone, Over the past weeks, what with lockdown and the good weather, I’ve noticed an increase in the number of people on my normally quiet, local routes which is really fantastic to see. Is stopping for a socially distant hello to a now familiar face and their dog the new […]

Hilltoptreks walking weekend in Sligo – Yeat’s County.

Written by Louise Doherty One of the great benefits of being a member of  Hilltoptreks walking club, are the numerous organized hiking weekends away, both in Ireland and abroad. One weekend that stands out for me, was our trip to Sligo for the 2019 June bank holiday weekend. On a sunny bank holiday Saturday, we […]