Activities

Free Guided Walks and Hikes March 2019

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Saturday 2nd March 2019, Tibradden – Cruagh – Massy’s Looped Hike

 Pre-booking required, walk reference March 2nd, booking details below.

Description: This DMP Volunteer Ranger led hike starts from Tibradden Forest car-park (the Pine Forest) and follows the Dublin Mountains Way westwards into Cruagh Forest, then takes the Mountain Access track towards Cruagh Mountain summit from where, weather permitting, there will be stunning views over Dublin.  The route re-joins the Dublin Mountains Way before heading into Massy’s Estate where it follows the Nature Trail loop and then loops back to Tibradden via Cruagh. 

Date: Saturday 2nd March at 10:00.

Distance: 12km approximately

Duration: 4 hrs.

Degree of difficulty: Moderate. 

Bring:  Walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, hot drink and a snack.

Meeting point:  Tibradden car park at 10:00.

Directions:

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK  

Booking: email info@dublinmountains.ie giving your contact number and in case of emergency number and walk reference March 2nd.

Walk contact: info@dublinmountains.ie   

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Sunday 3rd March, Barnaslingan & Carrickgollogan Loops Walk

 Pre-booking required, reference for booking Barnaslingan & Carrickgollogan Loops

Description: This guided walk will take in the Scalp view-point, the Lead Mines Chimney and Carrickgollogan summit.  It is a moderate walk on forest roads and trails, a small section of County road and a gravel track leading to Carrickgollogan summit.  This is not a buggy friendly walk, it is suitable for children of 7 years and older.

Date: Sunday 3rd  March at 11:00.

Duration: 2 hours.

Degree of difficulty: Moderate. 

Bring:  walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, water and a snack.

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK

Meeting point:  Barnaslingan car-park at 11:00 

Parking: carpooling is recommended as Barnaslingan is a small and popular car-park.

Directions: https://www.dublinmountains.ie/index.php?id=133

Booking essential: Please contact ranger3@dublinmountains.ie  giving your name and mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 1st March.

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Sunday March 10th, Kilmashogue - Fairy Castle - Ticknock Loop 

 

As of 24th February this walk is fully booked, no more bookings can be taken.

 

Description: A moderate looped walk from Kilmashogue car-park via the Wicklow Way (WW) to where it joins the Dublin Mountains Way (DMW), from there the route follows the DMW to Fairy Castle (537m).  Note this 1st 4.5km is a steady up-hill climb and requires a moderate level of fitness. From Fairy Castle the route continues on the DMW until the masts where it loops back downhill towards Kilmashogue where it re-joins the Wicklow Way.  Participants will have an opportunity to learn/ brush up on map reading skills along the way.

 

Date: Sunday 10th March at 10:00

 

Length: 9.5 Km (approximately)

 

Duration: 3.5 hrs

 

Meeting point: Kilmashogue car park at 10:00 sharp.

 

Directions

 

Degree of difficulty: Moderate. 

 

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK

 

Bring: Good walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, water and food.

 

Booking: As of 24th February this walk is fully booked, no more bookings can be taken.

 

Walk contact: ranger2@dublinmountains.ie or info@dublinmountains.ie

 

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Sunday 17th March 2019 - Kilbride Circuit Hike (the 4 Cs)

 

(Pre-booking required, reference for booking: Kilbride Circuit Hike)

Description: the walk starts from Kilbride Military camp car park. We will walk clockwise climbing Seahan, Corrig, Seefingan (highest at 725m) and Seefin. This walk is only recommended for walkers with a reasonable level of experience. You will traverse boggy mountain tops and the 1st climb to Seahan is strenuous. Weather permitting the views will be stunning. As the ground can be very boggy in places boots are the recommended footwear and gaiters would come in handy.
Note: to book your place for this walk you are required to give your car registration number for entry to the Military Camp.
Date: Sunday 17th March 2019 at 10:15 sharp.
Length: 13.5 km
Climb: 550m
Duration: 4.5 Hours
Meeting point: Entrance to Kilbride Military camp at 10:15, cars will be escorted to car park in convoy so please do not be late.
Degree of difficulty: Moderate/strenuous (Seahan climb)
Bring: Good walking boots, gaiters, rainwear, hot drink, food and water.
Booking essential: Please contact ranger5@dublinmountains.ie giving your name and mobile number, In Case of Emergency details and your car registration number. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 15th March.
Directions to Kilbride Military Camp: Take the R114 from Rathmines/Rathfarnham, via Firhouse Road, to Old Bawn Cross (Old Mill Pub). Continue through the junction, remaining on R114 on the Bohernabreena Road. Pass the entrance to Bohernabreena Water Works and Ballinascorney Golf Course (now Footee), still on the R114. Take the second left after Footee onto L7462 at a stone Celtic Cross. (The turn is at a V-junction). Continue along this road for a few kilometers and you will see the Military Camp on your left. Continue to main entrance gate.
If coming from the M50: Exit at Junction 12 (Knocklyon/Firhouse), take R113 (St Colmcille's Way/Killininny Road) towards Firhouse. At Old Bawn Cross (Old Mill Pub), turn left onto R114. Then, follow directions above.
Booking essential: Please contact ranger5@dublinmountains.ie giving your name and mobile number, In Case of Emergency details and your car registration number. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 15th March.

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Bank Holiday Monday, 18th March - Public Transport Friendly Hike - Stepaside-Barnacullia-Three Rock-Glencullen & Back

 

(Booking for this event is via Eventbrite)

 

Description: A moderate walk from Stepaside Village, through the Right of Way in Fernhill Gardens to Barnacullia and on to the ‘back’ entrance of Ticknock. We will visit the tomb at Ballyedmonduff, and continue toGlencullen Adventure Park (The GAP) for lunch – food and drinks available at the GAP Kitchen. We return to Stepaside via the Blue Light.  Great views over the south-east side of the city from Barnacullia

 

Date: Monday 18th March  at 10:30

 

Length: 14 km  

 

Duration: 4½ to 5 hours.  

 

Degree of difficulty: Moderate, some tracks are mucky and steep.  

 

Meeting Point/Time: Outside the (closed) Garda Station in Stepaside Village at 10:30 (or when 44 and 47 buses arrive in Stepaside, if later).     

 

Public Transport:  Stepaside is served by Dublin Bus 44 from Whitehall travelling through Drumcondra-City Centre-Ranelagh-Milltown-Dundrum Luas-and Sandyford and Dublin Bus 47 from City Centre (Poolbeg Street) travelling through Ringsend-Mount Merrion-and Sandyford.   

 

Bring: Good walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, hot drink, water & food.

 

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK  

 

Booking essential: Eventbrite link

 

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Sunday 24th March 2019, Shankill to the Scalp – A Dog Friendly Hike 

 

 (Ref for booking – Dog friendly hike)

 

Description: join the DMP Volunteer Rangers on this free guided hike along the eastern section of the Dublin Mountains Way.  Starting from Brady’s Pub in Shankill the route takes in Carrickgollogan summit, The Scalp and the Lead Mine’s chimney before returning to Shankill.  While this hike is dog friendly you don’t need a dog to join. People bringing dogs on the hike are reminded to carry bags to pick up any doggy doo and bring back home for disposal.  Dogs will be required to be on leashes for the full duration of the walk. This walk is public transport friendly, Shankill village is served by both Dublin Bus and DART services.

 

Date: Sunday 24th  March 2019  at 11:00.

 

Duration: 3.5 hrs.

 

Distance: approximately 12km

 

Degree of difficulty: Moderate. 

 

Note – dogs on leads are welcome on this hike, anyone who does not feel comfortable around dogs might be better choosing one of the other DMP walks this month which don’t allow dogs.

 

Bring:  Good walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, hot drink, water & food (snacks) for you and Fido.  

 

Meeting point:  Brady’s of Shankill Car-park at 11:00.

 

Please do not park in Brady’s car-park as this is for patrons of the pub only.

 

Booking essential: Please contact ranger2@dublinmountains.ie  giving your name and mobile number and In Case of Emergency details. To ensure your place book before noon Friday 22nd March.

 

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Sunday 24th March 2019, Glencullen to Prince William’s Seat via Raven’s Rock

 

As of 05.03.19 this walk is fully booked, no more bookings can be taken.

Description:  Join the DMP Volunteer Rangers on a guided hike from Johnnie Fox’s pub in Glencullen along the Wicklow Way to Prince William’s Seat via Raven’s Rock.  The walk takes place on 4kms of road so please bring your hi vis vest if you have one.  Various sections are over open mountain and the terrain is likely to be boggy and wet.  This walk is therefore suited to experienced hikers only.  Wear gaiters and bring walking poles if you have them. 

 

Date: Sunday 24th March at 11:00 

 

Meeting Point: Johnnie Fox’s overflow car park 

 

Length: 14kms 

 

Climb: 357m 

 

Duration: 4 hours approximately  

 

Degree of Difficulty:  Moderate 

 

Bring: Walking boots, rain gear, warm clothes, hot drink and a snack.  In addition to this, hi vis vest, walking poles and gaiters if you have them.

 

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK  

 

Booking : As of 05.03.19 this walk is fully booked, no more bookings can be taken.

Walk contact: ranger9@dublinmountains.ie or info@dublinmountains.ie

 

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Sunday March 31st,  Marlay Park Rathfarnham to Shankill via the Wicklow Way and the Dublin Mountains Way

Booking for this walk is via Eventbrite

Description: A strenuous linear hike from Marley Park to Shankill Park via Kilmashogue, Fairy Castle, Ticknock, The GAP, Glencullen, Killegar Lane, grounds of the former Sports Hotel, Barnaslingan, Carrickgollogan and Rathmichael Wood following the Wicklow Way and the Dublin Mountains Way. 

Length: 24.5km

Elevation Gain: 680m approximately

Degree of difficulty: Strenuous

Duration: 6-6.5 hours

Meeting Point: Marley Park’s main car-park off Grange Road at the Wicklow Way start point, further details are on Eventbrite.

This is a public transport friendly hike, see www.dublinbus.ie for Dublin Bus services to Bus Stops 2970 or 2969 on Grange Road, Rathfarnham. Returning from Shankill check www.dublinbus.ie or www.irishsrail.ie for Dublin Bus and DART services.

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK

Booking essential: Booking for this walk is via Eventbrite. 

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Details of walk/event on March 23rd will be added soon.

 

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