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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 […]

Scarr, Scarr Away in County Wicklow.

Written by John Kelleher. I started walking with HilltopTreks over ten years ago, and over the years have enjoyed many walks both here in Ireland and in recent years in Europe. While Wicklow is usually where we conduct most of our walks, we have over the years spent pleasant week-ends away walking in the Comeraghs, […]

Walking holiday in Ireland

Top from left to right – Noel (guide) Uta, Carol, Robin, Susan, Merridy, Maureen, Liz, Brenda O, Bert, Janice, Roland and Bob: Front – Terry (Guide), Marnie, Joan, Shirley, Jane, Brenda M, Paula, Terry and Celia. Today we started a walking holiday in Ireland with a group from the outdoor walking Club from Victoria, Canada. […]