Guided Walks and Hikes in Ireland.
Hell Fire Club Walk – Montpelier
Date: Jan 7th 2023
Meeting: Hell Fire Club Car Park at 10:00am
Type: Easy Walk.
Time: Approx. 2hrs, length: Approx. 5Km. Ascent: 130m
Terrain: Forest trails.
Price: €25 – Includes: Guided walk qualified guide and Transport.
Pickup: Luas Balally (Dundrum) at 09:15am, Maldron Hotel, Tallaght: 09:30am,
About the Hell Fire Club Walk:
This is really an introduction walk.
There are two looped walking trails in the Hell Fire Club Forest. Both walks start from the Hell Fire car park. The Forest Loop Trail (Green) (5.5kms, 1 ½ hr, moderate) takes in a loop of the whole forest and gives you a good stretch of the legs; the Montpelier Loop trail (Blue) (4 kms, 1 hr, moderate) is a gentler walk through the forest but takes you up to the ruins of the Hell Fire Club house itself.
There are magnificent views from the top of Montpelier Hill across the whole of Dublin and its coastline.
What to expect:
Wonderful views across Dublin and Dublin Bay. Forest trails with easy inclines.
How to get to the Hell Fire Club:
Take the R115 from the Yellow House Pub in Rathfarnham village. Stay on this road as you gain height. Location is here
Calendar of upcoming Guided Walks and Hikes
Guided Walks and Hikes in Ireland with Hilltoptreks.
As we are based in Dublin, many of our day walks take place in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains. Anyone is more than welcome to join us on our walks. You don’t have to be a member of the Hilltoptreks walking Club although there are great benefits with becoming a member.
Transport for our Guided walks and hikes.
We have transport available for most if not all our walks with handy pickup locations for most people from Dublin.
About Our Guided Walks and Hikes:
Our guided walks and hikes are generally between 3-4hrs which includes time for a bite to eat and taking in the wonderful scenery. Many of the walks take place based within an hour’s drive or less from Dublin.
The walks take place in places like the Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough, Blessington and the Dublin hills.
We also organise guided walks and hikes further afield like a day trip to the Mountains of Mournes, The Cooleys mountains near Carlingford, or the Slieve Blooms.
Fitness and experience:
On the guided walks and hikes there are generally a mixture of fitness and experience levels. Some people walk with the club regularly and others when they can. We do not split up our groups into different levels. We just walk at a pace that is suitable to the group at the time. This gives everyone a chance to enjoy the day, its not a race, its more a social and relaxing exercise with wonderful scenery.
We do however specify on all our guided walks and hikes the level of walk it will be such as easy, moderate or strenuous.
Easy Walk: Between 5Km – 8Km, Incline not above 200m, 1 – 3hrs, mainly on the flat with some small inclines, (example Coastal walk Bray to Greystones)
Moderate Walk: Between 8Km – 12km, Incline not above 500m, 2– 4hrs, mixed terrain of track and hill. (example Maulin and Powerscourt Waterfall)
Strenuous Walk: Between 8Km – 16km, Incline 400+m, 3– 5hrs, mixed terrain of track and open mountainside, some steep ground (example Lugnaquillia or Carrauntoohil).
Hill Walking is becoming a very popular activity for people in Ireland to do. It is a very social activity and proven to benefit you both physically and mentally. There are also wonderful parts of Ireland to explore by walking and hiking. From the rolling hills of Wicklow to sharp rugged mountains of Kerry.
So, for whatever reason you wish to join us on any of our guided walks and hikes you are more than welcome.
Look forward to seeing you on the hills soon.
Check out our list on what to bring for your walk during the summer and winter months on our Blog
What to Bring for a Day Walk:
Typical list of gear for a day on the Hills.
- Walking Boots
- Walking Trousers (not Jeans, when they get wet, they stay wet and heavy)
- Base Layer – T-shirt, long sleeve (non cotton)
- Mid layer – Fleece
- Outer Layer – Jacket (waterproof, light and breathable)
- Walking socks
- Backpack (25L) 25 litres is generally a good size and should hold all your gear.
- Hat and gloves (winter or cold day)
- Snack and hot drink
- Small personal first aid kit.
Review of Hilltoptreks
Reviewed August 13, 2020
A wonderful evening spend in the hills above Dublin with Terry and team exploring the old lead mine stacks and old graveyards. also very much enjoyed our return journey where Gillian shared all her interesting knowledge of wildflowers and herbs. A great evening
Date of experience: July 2020