Hill Walking Course:
Walking can be a great way to get fit, explore the hills and meet new people but where can you start. Well that is what this course is all about.
These courses include two theory sessions to cover subjects such as clothing for walking, boots, jackets, trousers etc. We will also cover some map reading and compass work with plenty of practical applications and tips. Walking safety and weather conditions will also be covered. Each indoors course will be approx 2hours in length.
The four fully guided walks will take place in the Dublin, Wicklow hills to apply what you have learned in the course and apply to the outdoors. We will be picking locations which are safe and scenic. They will also be suitable to those who are just starting out hill walking, so keeping the walks at an easy pace in suitable terrain.
The course is designed to teach beginners how to use a map and compass properly whilst out in the hills.
We will start you off with a relatively easy walk while gradually increasing the length and altitude of the walks each week. The walks are all lead by qualified guides and the group will only travel as fast as the slowest person.
The two theory sessions will be on Wednesday 3rd & 10th October.
The walks will be on Sat Oct 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th.
Don’t worry if you can’t make all the dates, I’m sure we will cover plenty for you anyway.
- Details of the walks and meeting locations etc will be emailed to you when you sign up.
- If any of the Walks need to get cancelled due to weather conditions we will postpone it for another day.
- Car Pooling and Transport will be organised for each walk
- There will also be a 50% discount offer for our Walking Club membership for those who sign up.
For Guided Walks we recommend you Bring:
On your first walk you will be advised about walking gear. (So don’t worry to much about walking gear for first walk)
- Walking Boots
- Walking Rucksack 25L
- Rain gear
- Packed lunch
- Extra Top
- Sun Cream
- Walking Poles if you use them
What does your Transport look like?
We use small white buses with “Hilltoptreks” written on them.
Can anyone sign up for this course?
Yes this course is open to anyone with an interest in hill walking.
How long are the Walks?
The walks will vary in length as we continue each week.
Had a fantastic time doing the Sofa to Summit.. Noel was a great guide & really looked after us. His encouragement and support really pushed us over those struggling moments. And is knowledge of the area was first class… Would definitely recommend this to anyone who would like to try hillwalking/treking, it’s tough but from this couch potatoe it’s doable…..