Hill Walking

  • Crow Hill - Taking a breather

    Crow Hill

    Now that the spring is easing into summer, the days are getting longer and many of us are thinking of finding those boots in the attic and heading out into the countryside to fill our lungs with fresh air. But where to go and what to do? Perhaps it’s more to do with frame of […]

  • Walking Safety

    Essential Guide to Walking Safety A guide to adequately preparing for walking activities with helpful techniques to help you stay on course and advice on what to do if you get into distress. It might seem strange to some people that in this era of technology that it’s still possible to get lost when enjoying […]

  • Map Hacks

    Get more out of Hill Walking with our Map Reading Hacks Successfully navigating a terrain using only a paper map, a compass and the landscape itself is an Invaluable Skill for any Outdoor Enthusiast Here we look at some fundamental map reading skills required for orienteering and other outdoor pursuits before moving on to some […]

  • Clonmacnoise

    Pilgrim Trails

    4 Of The Best Irish Pilgrim Trails Rich in pilgrim tradition and spiritual history, Ireland is home to a number of Pilgrim Walks While some incorporate some hill walking and are geared towards more experienced hikers, some trails are located inland on the flat land and others visit the shores of Ireland’s lakes. Here’s everything […]

  • Wicklow Walks

    Wonderful Wicklow Walks: OSi’s Top Picks As the days get longer and milder, we’ve picked five of our favourite Wicklow walking routes that range in difficulty, from easy for beginners to hard for more experienced walkers The Sugar Loaf To make things as easy as possible for you on your day out, we’ve included information […]

  • Walk the Line

    Ireland is now Promoting itself as an Activity-Based Destination There was a time – not so long ago – when a holiday in Ireland meant a fortnight in a rain-swept seaside caravan park, kids fighting each other to relieve boredom and parents finding a new depth of meaning in the phrase “for better or worse”. […]

  • A Walk in Scarr

    Enjoy a Great Walk and bag some Duck’s Eggs on the Way Home Although Scarr is relatively low in height at 641m (the 211th highest mountain in Ireland according to the makers of such lists), it affords wonderful views from the centre of the Wicklow Mountains. This route starts from Oldbridge, where there is parking […]

  • Love Maps

    Maps can be Endlessly Fascinating Historical Documents – and a lot of Fun For some, the advent of the ‘Sat Nav’ was a dream come true. For me, I love maps. With a map you know exactly where you are (most of the time!), and if lost, can begin to find a way out. Perhaps […]

  • Letterkeen Walk

    Two Great Walks in One Place – Depending on your Energy Levels This is a very enjoyable walk in a stunning area of south Co Mayo, north of Newport.  It’s a perfect location if you enjoy a very remote walk, peaceful and just broken by bird song. At the start of the walk you’ll find […]