Activities

Free Guided Walks & Hikes August 2019

DLR CoCo - SUMMER OF HERITAGE - EVENTS

As part of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council’s Summer of Heritage programme the DMP are hosting walks guided by DMP Volunteer Rangers on July Sundays July 7th and 21st, August 4th and 18th and September 1st.  The walks start at 11:00 from Barnaslingan car-park. Pre-booking is required. Click here for details of DLR CoCo’s other Summer of Heritage events.

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Sunday 4th August, Barnaslingan & Carrickgollogan Walk,

DLR Summer of Heritage Event

(Ref for booking – Summer of Heritage August 4th)

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. 

Date: Sunday 4th  August at 11:00.

Duration: 2 hours.

Degree of difficulty: Moderate. 

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

Meeting point:  Barnaslingan car-park at 11:00 Directions

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK 

Booking essential: Please contact heritage@dublinmountains.ie giving your name and mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 2nd August. 

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Saturday 10th August – Free Guided Hike from Tallaght to Marlay Park 

Pre-booking essential via Eventbrite tickets on sale from 13:35 on August 3rd

Description: A long strenuous linear walk from Tallaght to Marlay Park, the walk starts in Sean Walsh Park and follows the Dublin Mountains Way to Tibradden where it joins the Wicklow Way and travels northwards to the finish in Marlay Park. This is an ideal training walk for anyone planning on doing the Camino or the DMP Volunteer Ranger led hike of the full DMW (42.6km) provisionally planned for Saturday August 24th.

Date: Saturday August 10th

Length: 30 km (approximately)

Elevation Gain: 640m approximately

Degree of difficulty: Strenuous

Duration: 7 hours

Meeting point: Dublin Mountains Way Trail Head in Sean Walsh Park at 11:00 sharp.

Important - Walk logistics: This is a linear walk with different start and end points. The hike starts in Tallaght and ends in Marlay Park, please plan your journey to and from the start and end points on that basis.


Bring: Good walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, water and food. If you do not have appropriate footwear the Volunteer Rangers leading this strenuous hike may not allow participation.

Public Transport to Tallaght: see www.dublinbus.ie for Dublin Bus services to Tallaght or www.Luas.ie for Luas Red-Line services to Tallaght.

Public Transport from Marlay Park: seewww.dublinbus.ie for Dublin Bus services from Grange Road, Rathfarnham.

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK

Booking: through Eventbrite, bookings open at 13:35 on 03.08 

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Saturday 17th August Bohernabreena Upper Reservoir Loop  - A Heritage Week Walk

Pre-booking required, reference for booking “Bohernabreena Loop Walk”

Description: A walk in honour of Heritage Week 2019. This is a lovely walk suitable for all the family along part of the Dodder river, looping around the upper reservoir and returning to the car park. The DMP Volunteer Rangers leading this gently paced walk will share their knowledge of the history of the reservoir, the mythology associated with the Glenasmole Valley and the many features of interest along the route.

Date: Saturday 17th August at 10:00

Meeting point: Bohernabreena car park at 09:45, please car pool where possible as parking is limited.

Directions:

Length: 8.5km

Climb: 15m

Duration: 2 to 2.5 hours

Degree of difficulty: easy

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED

Booking essential: Please email ranger12@dublinmountains.ie  your name, mobile number, and In Case of Emergency (ICE) details. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 16th August.

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Sunday 18th August, Barnaslingan & Carrickgollogan Walk,

DLR Summer of Heritage Event

This walk is fully booked, no more bookings can be made. This popular walk will be on the DMP programme in again in late September.

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. 

Date: Sunday 18th  August at 11:00.

Duration: 2 hours.

Degree of difficulty: Moderate. 

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

Meeting point:  Barnaslingan car-park at 11:00 Directions

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK 

Booking essential: This walk is fully booked, no more bookings can be made. 

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Saturday 24th August, Dublin Mountains Way Hike, Tallaght to Shankill.

(Ref for booking – DMW Hike) 

Description: A strenuous 42.6km linear hike along the full route of the Dublin Mountains Way from Sean Walsh Park in Tallaght to Shankill across the beautiful Dublin Mountains.  This DMP Volunteer Ranger led hike is only recommended for experienced walkers with a good level of fitness. It is a long walk, involving significant ascents. To sign up for this hike you will need to have completed one of the DMP Volunteer Ranger led training hikes on July 28th or August 10th or have proven track record in completing long distance walks.    

Date: Saturday 24th August at 10:00

Length: 42.6km

Elevation Gain: 875m approximately

Degree of difficulty: Strenuous

Duration: 10-10.5  hours

Meeting Point: Sean Walsh Park, Tallaght at the Dublin Mountains Way trail head at 09:30 for a walk briefing. The hike will start at 10:00 sharp.

Important - Walk logistics: This is a linear walk with different start and end points. The hike starts in Tallaght and ends in Shankill, please plan your journey to and from the start and end points on that basis.

This is a public transport friendly hike, see www.dublinbus.ie  for Dublin Bus services to Tallaght or www.Luas.ie for Luas Red-Line services to Tallaght. Returning from Shankill check www.dublinbus.ie  for Dublin Bus services or www.irishrail.ie for DART services. 

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK

Bring: Good walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, water and food. Water will be provided at the half way point.

Booking essential: Please email info@dublinmountains.ie giving your name and mobile number, In Case of Emergency contact details.

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Sunday 25th August 2019, Basic Map Reading - Ticknock 
(Pre-booking required: reference for booking – Basic Map Reading Course)
Description: An introduction to basic map reading in Ticknock forest. You will be introduced to basic navigation skills, map reading, navigation, feature recognition and route selection. Along the way information will also be given on DMP free guided hikes and walks plus equipment that you should bring to enjoy these walks.

Date: Sunday 25th August at 14:30.
Duration: 3 hours approximately.
Distance: 2-4 km approximately
Degree of difficulty: moderate.
Bring: Walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, water and a snack. Compass Silva Type 4 and Map DMP 1:25,000 if you have them but these will be supplied.
Meeting point: Ticknock car-park at map board at 14:15.
Directions: https://www.dublinmountains.ie/index.php?id=135

Traffic Advice: please note that Dun Laoghaire Ironman 70.3 is taking place on 25th August, road restrictions will be in place, please check DLRCC Website for details of road closures when planning your journey.

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED

Booking essential: Please contact ranger5@dublinmountains.ie your name, mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details. Please book before noon on Friday 23rd August.

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Saturday 31st August, DMP Dog friendly hike with a Dog Trainer from the DSPCA: Fairy Castle Loop, Ticknock

Pre-booking required, reference for booking: dog friendly hike with DSPCA Dog Trainer

Description: On this month’s dog friendly walk the DMP Volunteer Rangers will be joined by a Dog Trainer from the DSPCA. The route will be the 5km Fairy Castle looped walk in Ticknock starting and finishing from the Map Board in Ticknock car-park. Along the way the DSPCA dog trainer will cover elements of dog handling, dog walking and dog recall. This walk is specifically aimed at dog walkers. Each dog must be accompanied by an adult. People bringing dogs on the walk are reminded to carry bags to pick up any doggy doo and bring back home for disposal. Thanks very much to the DSPCA and their Dog Trainers for linking with the DMP Volunteer Rangers for this walk.

Date: Saturday 31st August at 11:00
Length: 5Km (approximately)
Duration: 2.5 hours, approximately
Meeting point: Ticknock car park at 10:45 sharp.
Directions: https://www.dublinmountains.ie/recreation_sites/ticknock/
Degree of difficulty: Moderate.
What to bring for you: good walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, water and a snack.

What to bring for your dog: your dog’s favourite toy and favourite small edible treats and water.

Booking essential: each dog must be accompanied by an adult, Please contact info@dublinmountains.ie giving your name and mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details and dog’s name. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 30th August. Places on this walk are limited.

Thanks very much to the DSPCA and their Dog Trainers.

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 Out-line September Schedule

Sunday 1st September, Barnaslingan & Carrickgollogan Walk,

DLR Summer of Heritage Event

This walk is fully booked, no more bookings can be made. This popular walk will be on the DMP programme in again in late September.

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. 

Date: Sunday 1st  August at 11:00.

Duration: 2 hours.

Degree of difficulty: Moderate. 

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

Meeting point:  Barnaslingan car-park at 11:00 Directions

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK 

Booking essential: This walk is fully booked, no more bookings can be made. 

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Saturday September 21st - Photography walk.

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