Sofa to Summit Challenge – Sept 5th – 26th.
Cost: €120,
Offer 2 people for €199 or 3 people for €275

  • 4 Guided Walks with transport from Dublin.
  • Advice – Walking Gear, Map Reading.
  • Qualified Guides to assist you.
Tour Description

About The Challenge:

This is a 4 week course, building up to you getting to the summit of Lugnaquillia (925m) Leinster’s highest Point.

It is a great way to get fit, lose some of those pounds, put on eating all those mince pies!, enjoy incredible scenery and socialise at the same time.

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.

This is not a race but a challenge for you to get to the summit of “Lug” on the final walk.

Advice on clothing, walking gear and some navigation skills will be given over the course of the 4 weeks. The walks have been chosen for the accessibility and of course the wonderful scenery.

The course starts with our first walk on Jan 4th and continues on gradually to the final summit on Jan 28th.

  • 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.

Sept 5th –The Hell Fire Club (386m)
Meeting: Hell Fire Club Car Park at 10:00am
Type: Easy – moderate
Time: 1-2hrs, length: approx 5Km, ascent: 130m
Terrain: Forest and open mountain tracks.

Sept 12th – Maulin (576m) and Powerscourt Waterfall
Meeting: Enniskerry (Clock tower) at 10:00am
Type: Moderate
Time: 2- 3hrs, length: approx 8Km, ascent: 410m
Terrain: Forest and open mountain tracks.

Sept 19th – Scarr and Lough Dan (641m)
Meeting: Roundwood (Coachhouse) at 10:00am
Type: Moderate  – strenous
Time: Approx 3hrs, length: approx 8Km, ascent: 430m
Terrain: old borreen and open mountain tracks.

Sept 26th – Lugnaquillia (Leinster’s Highest Point) 925m
Meeting: Blessington at 10:00am
Type: Strenuous
Time: Approx 4 – 5hrs, length: approx 12Km, ascent: 720m
Terrain: old dirt roads and open mountain tracks.


What to Bring

For Guided Walks we recommend you Bring:

On your first walk you will be advised about walking gear.

  • Walking Boots
  • Walking Rucksack 25L
  • Rain gear
  • Packed lunch
  • Extra Top
  • Sun Cream
  • Camera
  • Water
  • Walking Poles if you use them

What does your Transport look like?

We use small white buses with “Hilltoptreks” written on them.

How long are the Walks?

The walks will vary in length as the challenge continues 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…..


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