Guided Walks and Hikes in Ireland.

Maulin & Powerscourt Waterfall

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Date: March 13th 2021
Meeting: Enniskerry at 10:00am (Clock Tower)
Walking time: Approx 3hrs, Distance: 8Km. Ascent: 410m
Type: Moderate
Terrain: Forest tracks, open mountain trails.
Price: €25 – Includes: Guided walk with experienced and qualified guide.
HilltopTreks Members – Free

About The Walk:

Starting from the Car Park in Crone wood. We will join the Wicklow Way through a forested track and out onto the side of Ireland’s highest Waterfall “Powerscourt Waterfall“.

Following the trail up and along side this waterfall we come out to an opening at the Dargle valley. We then cross an old stone wall and onto a path leading up to the top of Maulin, where we can stop for some lunch.

From here we will follow a ridge in an easterly direction towards a dry stone wall and follow this back down towards the forest. Once we are in the woods we take some easy trails over looking the Raven’s Glen and back to the start of the walk. Along the way we will have excellent views across all of the Dublin Wicklow Mountains and the east coastline from the Mournes to Wexford can also be seen from here.

The man-made features in this beautiful part of Wicklow – dry stone walls, romantic little cottages, fields bearing the marks of long gone potato ridges.

What to expect: Forest track, open mountain top trails.
Panoramic views across north Wicklow, Dublin and Wicklow’s coastline

Meeting Point: The Clock Tower, Enniskerry at 10:00am.
How to get there: 

Take the N11 from Dublin take the turn for Bray South or Enniskerry.
Public Transport:
You can get to Enniskerry The 44 Public Bus which operates regularly from Dublin city center.

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:

Like anything else outdoors do take a look at the weather forecast. Met Eireann Yr.no

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
  • Water
  • Small personal first aid kit.

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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

5 Star Review

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