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Free Guided Hikes and Walks April & May 2018

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Sunday April 8th, Dog Friendly Walk - Tibradden Forest


(Ref for booking – Dog Friendly Walk)


Description: A guided, dog friendly walk. Starting at Tibradden Car Park 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. Dogs will be required to be on a lead in the car-park and where the trail heads across the open hill into sheep and Red Grouse territory and all the time if they do not readily respond to a call to heel. Please bring bags to pick up any doggy doo & bring back home for disposal.
Date: Sunday 8th April
Length: 8.5 km
Duration: 3 to 4 hours depending on the weather
Meeting point: Tibradden Car Park start at 11:00 sharp, Directions

Traffic advice: A section of Edmondstown Road (R116) is closed between the Merry Ploughboy and Tibradden Rd (R113) until November 2018 for works, diversions are in place.  

Degree of difficulty: Moderate
Bring: Good walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, hot drink, water & food (snacks) for you and Fido.
Booking essential: Please contact ranger5@dublinmountains.ie<wbr /> giving your name and mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 6th April. For more information on the walk contact info@dublinmountains.ie 

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Saturday 14th April 2018, Rock to the Top - Better Late than Never Spring Walk

Inspired by the story of Oisín i dTír na n-Óg, who single-handed threw a boulder up the valley at Glenasmole, you are invited to join the challenge of recreating this mythic feat by working together to carry a granite boulder (in pieces) from Tallaght, to make a cairn at the foot of Kippure. The last third of the boulder has been broken up. Join in now to help get the boulder to the top by mid-summer! 

Connecting city with mountains, and people with each other, the project is about walking and talking and connecting to the place over a year. 

Date: Saturday 14 April. Length: 22km (or 15km) Moderate hike on paths & road, mostly via Dublin Mountain Way.

Meeting point | Rua Red - South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght (beside Tallaght Luas) at 11:00am. Return | by 17:00

Meeting point for shorter walk (15km): Bohernabreena Reservoir Car Park. 12:00noon.

Bring | Walking boots/shoes. Warm/waterproof clothes. Food, water.

Free Parking at Civic Theatre, Tallaght.

Participation at your own risk. 

Register at rocktothetopdublinmountains@gmail.com

Check www.incontext4.ie for details of walks as they are announced, or email rocktothetopdublinmountain<wbr />s@gmail.com to register your interest and receive updates. 
Rock to the Top is commissioned under IN CONTEXT 4 - IN OUR TIME, South Dublin County Council’s Public Art Programme for 2016-2019 under the Per Cent for Art Scheme. 
With thanks to Rua Red, Dublin Mountain Partnership Volunteer Rangers, Wicklow Mountains National Park and Glenasmole Community for their support.

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Sunday 15th April 2018, National Spring Clean Event, Hell Fire Club Forest

(Ref for booking – National Spring Clean Event)  

 

Description: The Dublin Mountains Partnership is holding a second National Spring Clean event this time focused in Hell Fire Club forest.  The following litter picking materials will be provided: protective tabards for adults and children to keep your clothes clean, colour coded plastic bags for recyclable and non-recyclable waste, gloves to keep your hands safe and clean. More Details about National Spring Clean 2018 can be found here

Date: Sunday 15th April at 10:00.

Duration: 2 hrs.

Distance: 1-4 km approximately

Degree of difficulty: easy-moderate. 

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

Meeting point:  Hell Fire Club Forest car-park at 10:00. Directions

Traffic advice: A section of Edmondstown Road (R116) is closed between the Merry Ploughboy and Tibradden Rd (R113) until November 2018 for works, diversions are in place.

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED  

Booking essential: Please contact ranger12@dublinmountains.ie your name and mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details. Please book before noon on Friday 13th April. For more information contact info@dublinmountains.ie 

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Saturday 21st April 2018, Shankill to the Scalp Hike, public transport friendly hike  

(Ref for booking – Shankill to the Scalp Hike) 

 

Description: A lovely hike along the eastern section of the Dublin Mountain’s Way from Shankill to the Scalp, returning to Shankill via Carrickgollogan summit and the Lead Mine’s chimney.

Date: Saturday 21st April at 11:00.

Duration: 3.5 hrs.

Distance: 12km approximately

Degree of difficulty: Moderate

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

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

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

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

 

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK

Booking essential: Please contact ranger5@dublinmountains.ie giving your name and mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 20th April. For more information on the walk contact info@dublinmountains.ie 

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 Saturday 28th April, Tibradden to Glencree

(Reference for Booking – Glencree)

 

Description: A strenuous walk from Tibradden Wood/Pine Forest car park into Cruagh Wood, up the boardwalk/mountain access route to Cruagh Mountain, on to Glendoo Mountain before descending onto the Military Road in the Featherbeds.  From there we visit the German War Cemetery and the old military barracks in Glencree, now the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation.  Here we can enjoy our packed lunch or avail of lunch in the Armoury Café in the Centre.  Return via the Featherbeds, Cruagh Wood and back to Tibradden.

This walk is only recommended for walkers with a reasonable level of experience.  You will traverse boggy mountain tops and cross a stream on rocks.  Unless you are capable of these activities, this walk is not for you. 

Date: Saturday 28th April.

Meeting point: Tibradden car park at 10:00.  Please arrive 15 minutes early for registration.  Directions

Traffic advice: A section of Edmondstown Road (R116) is closed between the Merry Ploughboy and Tibradden Rd (R113) until November 2018 for works, diversions are in place.

Length: 17 km approximately.

Climb: 550m

Duration: 5½ hrs.

Degree of difficulty: Challenging & Strenuous, with river and bog hazards.

Bring: Good walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, hot drink, water and food.  Alternatively, food may be purchased in the Armoury Café Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in Glencree.  Runners are not an acceptable form of footwear for this hike– boots should cover/protect ankles.  Gaiters are recommended.

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK

Booking essential: Please contact ranger6@dublinmountains.ie giving your name, mobile number and ICE (in case of emergency) name and number. To ensure your place, book before noon on Friday 27th April. For more information on the walk contact info@dublinmountains.ie

 

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 Sunday 29th April, Barnaslingan Family Friendly Walk  

(Ref for booking – Barnaslingan Family Friendly Walk) 

 

Description: An easy walk around Barnslingan Forest suitable for all the family.

Date: Sunday 29th April.

Duration: 2 hours.

Degree of difficulty: Easy. 

Bring:  Wellies/ walking boots, raingear, warm clothes.

Meeting point:  Barnaslingan car park at 11:00.

Directions: www.coillte.ie/site/barnaslingan-wood/

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK

 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 27th April. For more information on the walk contact info@dublinmountains.ie

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Free Guided Hikes and Walks May 2018

 

Bank Holiday Monday, May 7th, Tibradden, Ballyedmonduff, Fairy Castle Hike 

 

Ref for booking: May Bank Holiday Hike

 

Description: A pleasant moderate looped walk from Tibradden car park via the Dublin Mountains Way (DMW) to the summit of Tibradden where there is a passage tomb. The route then follows the Wicklow Way down to the forest road and continues by Three Rock until it leads off towards Ballyedmonduff where there is another prehistoric tomb to view, a nice sheltered place for lunch. The route then climbs up to Fairy Castle at 537m the highest point on the hike, from here you will get (weather being kind) panoramic views over Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow, bring your camera.  The walk then descends westwards to re-join the DMW and returns to Tibradden car-park.

Date: Monday May 7th

Length: 11.5 Km

Duration: 4 hours

Meeting point: Tibradden car park at 11:00 sharp. Directions

Traffic advice: A section of Edmondstown Road (R116) is closed between the Merry Ploughboy and Tibradden Rd (R113) until November 2018 for works, diversions are in place. 

Degree of difficulty: Moderate. 

 

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK

 

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

 

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 4th May. For more information on the walk contact info@dublinmountains.ie

 

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Thursday 10th May, a walk in Barnaslingan Forest in celebration of National Tree Week 2018

 

Reference for booking ‘Tree Week Walk’

 

Description: A stroll through Barnaslingan Forest guided by Sean Quealy from Coillte to celebrate the wonder and beauty of trees.  This is a rescheduled event from National Tree Week 2018 due to snow.

Date: Thursday 10th May at 14:30 

Length: 5km

Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours

Degree of difficulty: easy

Meeting Point: Barnaslingan car-park at 14:30, Directions

Bring:  Wellies/ walking boots, raingear, warm clothes.

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK

Booking essential: Please contact info@dublinmountains.ie  giving your name and mobile number and ICE details. To ensure your place book before noon on Tuesday 8th May. 

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Saturday 12th May 2018, Rock to the Top (more details to follow)

Inspired by the story of Oisín i dTír na n-Óg, who single-handed threw a boulder up the valley at Glenasmole, you are invited to join the challenge of recreating this mythic feat by working together to carry a granite boulder (in pieces) from Tallaght, to make a cairn at the foot of Kippure. The last third of the boulder has been broken up. Join in now to help get the boulder to the top by mid-summer! 

Connecting city with mountains, and people with each other, the project is about walking and talking and connecting to the place over a year. 

Date: Saturday 12 May. Length: 22km (or 15km) Moderate hike on paths & road, mostly via Dublin Mountain Way

 More details to follow.

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Details of upcoming walks are posted regularly on the events section of the DMP Facebook page

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