Free Guided Walks and Hikes October 2019


Saturday 5th October, Photography Walk from Shankill to the Scalp on the Dublin Mountains Way

Pre-booking required, reference for booking Eastern DMW Photography walk

Description: A lovely guided photography hike along the eastern section of the Dublin Mountain’s Way from Shankill to the Scalp and returning to Shankill. Wrap up well as we will be stopping along the way to capture both nature and heritage images. This is a great opportunities to learn basic techniques and camera settings on your digital camera with other photography enthusiasts. The hike will travel via Rathmichael wood, Carrickgollogan summit, the Lead Mine’s chimney and Barnaslingan where there will be plenty of photographic opportunities.

This photography walk is linked to ‘clann’ by Theresa Nanigian, part of DLR Arts Office Exhibition Learning Programme.Date: Saturday 5th October at 10:00.

Duration: 4 hours approximately.

Distance: 12km approximately

Degree of difficulty: Moderate.

Bring: good walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, lunch, water, snacks. Camera with fully charged batteries. Tripod if you have one but not essential.

Meeting point: Brady’s of Shankill Car-park at 09:50.

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

Public Transport: DART and Dublin Bus (Routes 45a, 84, 84A, 145)


Booking essential: Please email giving your name and mobile number and In Case of Emergency Contact Number.  Places are limited so please book early. 


Sunday 6th October 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 6th October 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 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 4th October.

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 giving your name and mobile number, In Case of Emergency details and your car registration number.


Sunday 27th October Slievethoul & Lugg Loop Walk

Reference for booking Slievethoul & Lugg Loop Walk

Description:  A lovely guided walk, suitable for all of the family but unfortunately not pram friendly.  The walk follows the way-marked trails in Coillte’s Slievethoul and Lugg Forests located near Brittas in west Dublin.  The DMP Volunteer Rangers leading this gently paced walk will share their knowledge of the area including the fascinating archaeology found in Slievethoul and Lugg forests which includes a Ring Barrow.  If the day is clear there will be views across the plains of Kildare and south to the Wicklow Mountains.

Date: Sunday 27th October at 11:00

Meeting point: Slievethoul Forest entrance at 11:00

Directions: From the city centre or M50, head to Tallaght, and continue on the N81, in the direction of Blessington.  After the top of the Embankment Hill, you will pass the entrance to St Bridget's Nursing Home, Crooksling. About 1 km beyond that, take the second right, signed Saggart Wood.  Pass through a cross roads (ignoring the forest sign pointing to the right) and continue on until you come to a Y-junction. Keep right at this and continue until the next junction on your right. The forest entrance is also on your right at this junction. Parking will be provided inside the forest for this walk.,-6.4825525/@53.2442537,-6.437327,1335m/data=!3m1!1e3 

Length: 8.7km

Climb: 150m

Duration: 3 hours

Degree of difficulty: easy/moderate


Booking essential: Please email your name, mobile number, and In Case of Emergency (ICE) details. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 25th October.


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