Hill Walking

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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 […]

  • Bucket List Walks

    Bucket List Walks

    Bucket List Walks in Ireland We’re truly blessed with the natural landscape in Ireland and the picturesque walks and trails that we all can enjoy each weekend. If you’ve already enjoyed our walking suggestions in Wicklow, Cork and Galway and are looking for a route to take your walking to the next level, take a […]

  • Croagh Patrick

    Everything You Need to Know About Croagh Patrick and Reek Week Every year, on the last Sunday of July, thousands of people climb Croagh Patrick mountain in Murrisk, Co. Mayo. The popular spot is enjoyed by pilgrims, outdoor enthusiasts and tourists from Ireland and all over the world. In recognition of Reek Week and Reek Sunday, […]

  • 360 Degree Summits

    Enjoy interactive panoramic views from some of the summits of our favourite walks in Leinster If you’re planning a hike in the east coast this summer, get a hint of what sights are in store on some of our favourite viewpoints. We’ve also included information on some nearby walking trails and visible landmarks to help […]

  • Wild Atlantic Walks

    Introducing four Wild Atlantic Walks that show off the spectacular Irish coast with helpful tips to ensure you make the most of your days out west. Liscanoor to Doolin: Making the Most of the Cliffs of Moher Difficulty: Moderate to difficult Type: Point to Point Distance: 12 km Duration: 3 hr 30 mins Start Location: […]