Activities

Free Guided Walks & Hikes February 2020

 

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Saturday 8th February, Barnaslingan & Carrickgollogan Loops Walk

As of 5th February this walk is fully booked.

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: Saturday 8th  February at 10:00.

Duration: 2.5 hours.

Distance: 5 km approximately

Degree of difficulty: Moderate. 

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

Meeting point:  Barnaslingan Forest car-park at 09:50 Directions , GoogleMaps.

Public Transport: Dublin Bus Route 44 to Stop 4852 (from City) or Stop 4121 (from Enniskerry) plus short walk.

 SORRY - no dogs allowed

Booking essential: As of 5th February this walk is fully booked. 

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Saturday 15th February, Basic Map Reading/Navigation Skills Hike on the Dublin Mountains Way

 
 (Pre-booking required: reference for booking – Basic Map Reading Course) 

Description: An introduction to basic map reading in Ticknock and Ballyedmonduff forests. You will be introduced to basic navigation skills, map reading, 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: Saturday 15th February at 10:30.

Duration: 5 hours approximately.

Distance: 8.5km approximately Degree of difficulty: moderate.

Bring: Walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, water and lunch. Pencil and notepad. Compass Silva Type 4 and OSI Discovery Map 50 1:50,000 if you have them but these will be supplied.

Meeting point: Johnnie Fox’s overflow car-park in Glencullen Village at 10:15. Thank you to Johnnie Fox’s for permission to use their car-park.

Directions:

SORRY - no dogs allowed

Booking essential: Please contact ranger8@dublinmountains.ie with your name, mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details. Please book before noon on Friday 14th February.

 

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Sunday 16th February, Tibradden – Cruagh – Massy’s Looped Hike 
As of 11.02.20 this hike is fully booked, do check on Eventbrite  in case of cancellations.


 Description: This free 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: Sunday 16th February 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 09:45,
Directions: https://www.dublinmountains.ie/index.php?id=137
SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK
Booking: As of 11.02.20 this hike is fully booked, do check on Eventbrite to check for cancellations. 

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Sunday 23rd February, Tibradden to Fairy Castle - dog friendly hike 

 

Reference for booking – Tibradden to Fairy Castle - dog friendly hike

 

Description: Starting from Tibradden Car Park and walking along the Dublin Mountains Way to Fairy Castle and return. Depending on the weather there will be the panoramic views over the city, to the Irish sea and south to the Wicklow Mountains. While this hike is dog friendly you don’t need a dog to join. Dogs will be required to be on leashes for the full duration of the walk. People bringing dogs on the hike are reminded to carry bags to pick up any doggy doo and bring back home for disposal. 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.

Date: Sunday 23rd February at 11:00
Length: 8.5 km
Degree of difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours depending on the weather
Meeting point: Tibradden Wood car-park at 10:45
Directions: https://www.google.ie/maps/dir//53.24279,-6.29484/@53.24279,-6.29484,11z

Note – dogs on leads are welcome on this hike

Bring: Good walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, hot drink, water & food (snacks) for you and Fido.
Booking essential: Please contact ranger2@dublinmountains.ie  giving your name and mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 21st February. 

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Saturday 29th February, Guided Upland Habitat Walk with Ecologist Joanne Denyer and the DMP Volunteer Rangers

 

As of 7th February this walk and the wait list are fully booked.

 

 

Description: This guided walk led by ecologist Joanne Denyer will be the first in a series of seasonal habitat walks in the Dublin Mountains. This walk will explore the upland habitats found along the Fairy Castle Loop in Ticknock looking at plant and bryophyte species. This is a moderate walk on forest roads and trails.  

 

Date: Saturday 29th February at 10:00.

 

Duration: 3 to 3.5  hours.

 

Distance: 5-6 km approximately

 

Degree of difficulty: Moderate. 

 

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

 

Meeting point:  Ticknock upper car-park at 09:45.  GoogleMaps.

 

SORRY - no dogs allowed on this walk

 

Booking essential: As of 7th February this walk and the wait list are fully booked.

 

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