Hill Walking

  • Tips for Winter Walks

    We love winter walks. The air is fresh, many trees and plants take on a beautiful new appearance, and the sunlight and exercise can keep the winter blues away Here, we’ll take a look at some charming trails suited to winter walking, and then give tips on how to take the best pictures and keep […]

  • Ireland’s Best Waymarked Trails

    We love the subtle appeal of a waymarked trail. The little signs give nudges to the destination, with the pace, distance and finish point decided by the walkers themselves. Ireland is positively covered in waymarked trails, and countless adventurers have travelled these well-worn paths across the country. We’ve picked a few of our favourites. It’s […]

  • Ireland’s Best Places for Dog Walking

    People in Ireland love their dogs, and those dogs love their owners right back. Why wouldn’t they? With an enviable amount of forests, hills and fields to explore, Ireland can feel like one big park. Living rooms across the land are peppered and sprayed with dog footprints of sand, mud and more, as humans and […]

  • Ireland’s Best Forest Trails

    Trees are among the greatest natural resources we have. The more we learn about them, the greater our appreciation grows. The Japanese have an expression, shinrin-yoku, which translates to “forest bathing”. It means that because trees fill their environments with beautiful, clean oxygen, we should seek it out, “bathe” in woodlands, and soak up that […]

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    How to Survive Outdoors Overnight

    If disaster strikes and you somehow find yourself stranded outdoors overnight or lost for a few days, there are a couple of basic survival skills which will improve your chances of staying safe. And while it can be tempting to draw inspiration from Bear Grylls, we’ve put together some tips and tricks that require no […]

  • Galway V Limerick: Best Walking Trails in Each County

    With the All Ireland Hurling Final upon us, the eyes of the nation are pointed westward. Fans, pundits and journalists, east and west of Shannon, are currently theorising who’ll bring home Liam MacCarthy. We’ve decided to take a closer look at the two counties and showcase the best walking trails, hikes and family-friendly walks in […]

  • OSi and Mountain Rescue Ireland

    Finding lost or hurt people in the wild, rugged Irish mountains is no easy task. When someone’s life is in danger, saving them depends on how quick and efficient methods of locating people are. Volunteers throughout Ireland take on this life-saving responsibility, dedicating their spare time to helping those most in need of help in […]

  • How to Read a Paper Map

    With so many amazing walks and trails for you to explore throughout Ireland, now’s the time to brush up on your map reading skills. When hiking or exploring isolated trails, you can’t rely on Google Maps and GPS, which is why it’s so important to know how to read a paper map. Here are the […]

  • Two new Adventure Series maps launched

    South Mayo and Clew Bay, Croagh Patrick and Clare Island maps added to popular OSi Adventure Series The official launch of Ordnance Survey Ireland’s (OSi) newest Adventure Series Maps took place this week (Thursday, 21 June 2018) in Westport House. The two new additions to the hugely popular Series cover popular tourist destinations; South Mayo, and Clew […]

  • Ireland’s Island Day-Trips

    Scattered throughout Ireland’s west coast are a myriad of islands. Home to creatures, big and small, and boasting spectacular scenery and lush green landscapes, they’re the perfect day trip for anyone craving an island adventure. We’ve featured islands, which offer visitors everything they could want from a day-trip – amazing scenery, history and picturesque walks. […]

  • Ireland’s Top 10 Most Spectacular Peaks

    Experience the beauty of Ireland by climbing to the top of some of the country’s most spectacular mountains. From the highest-peak, Carrauntoohil, to lesser known summits like the Purple Mountain in Kerry, we’ve compiled the ultimate checklist of the country’s most challenging and rewarding climbs. Arm yourself with a strong pair of hiking boots, an […]

  • Tracing St. Patrick

    Tracing St. Patrick: Sacred Sites Around Ireland With celebrations in full swing for St. Patrick’s Day, we’ve put together a list of famous sites across Ireland, which were visited by Ireland’s patron saint. From the Slemish Mountain to the Rock of Cashel, we’ve chosen seven locations, which all boast close links to St. Patrick. Captivity […]