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Free Guided Hikes and Walks May 2018

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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 – Roll on Summer 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 community cairn is growing, we now need your help to get the rest of 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 12th May.

Length: 22km (or 15km) Moderate hike on paths & road, mostly via Dublin Mountain Way.
Meeting point for 22km walk | Rua Red, Tallaght (beside Tallaght Luas) at 11am
Meeting point for 15km walk | Bohernabreena Reservoir Car Park at 12 noon
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 rocktothetopdublinmountains@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 May 13th, Dog Friendly Walk – Glenasmole Loop


(Ref for booking – Dog Friendly Walk)


Description: A guided, dog friendly walk. Starting at Bohernabreena Reservoir car -park and following the Upper reservoir Loop. Dogs will be required to be on a lead for the full walk per Bohernabreena Reservoir rules. Please bring bags to pick up any doggy doo & bring back home for disposal.
Date: Sunday 13th May
Length: 8.5 km
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours

Meeting point: Bohernabreena Car Park start at 11:00 sharp, Directions

Degree of difficulty: Easy
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 11th May. For more information on the walk contact info@dublinmountains.ie

 

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Saturday 19th May  - Public Transport Friendly Hike - Stepaside-Barnacullia-Three Rock-Glencullen & Back

 

(Ref for booking – Stepaside to the GAP Hike)

 

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 to Glencullen Adventure Park (The GAP) for lunch – food and drinks available at Fill the GAP Kitchen. We return to Stepaside via the Blue Light.  Great views over the south-east side of the city from Barnacullia.

Date: Saturday 19th May  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 bus arrives 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.   

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

SORRY - NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THIS WALK  

Booking essential: Please contact  ranger6@dublinmountains.ie    giving your name and mob no. and ICE details. To ensure your place book before noon Friday 18th May. For more information on the walk contact info@dublinmountains.ie

 

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Sunday May 20th - Introduction to Hill Walking  - Tibradden to Cruagh

Reference for booking ‘introduction to hill walking’

 

Description: this walk is aimed at people who would like to try out hill walking and to give them a small flavour of what the Dublin Mountains Way has to offer.  The pace will be slow and leisurely.  The Dublin Mountains Partnership Volunteer Rangers leading the walk will talk about safety, walking gear and equipment, basic map reading, locating your position if lost and how to contact emergency services.  The guided walk will start from Tibradden car-park and travel along the Dublin Mountains Way and a Mountain Access Path onto Cruagh Mountain and then return to Tibradden. 

 

Date: Sunday 20th May at 10:00
Duration: 3 hours

Meeting point: Tibradden Car Park start at 10:00 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: Easy
Bring: raingear, warm clothes, water and a snack.
Booking essential: Please contact ranger8@dublinmountains.ie giving your name and mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 18th May. For more information on the walk contact info@dublinmountains.ie

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Saturday May 26th   - Kilbride Circuit Walk

Reference for booking: Kilbride Circuit Walk

 

Description: the walk starts from Kilbride Military camp car park. We will walk clockwise climbing Seahan, Corrig, Seefingan (highest at 725 mtrs) and Seefin. The distance is 13.5 Km and we climb 550 mtrs in total. Weather permitting the views will be stunning. As the ground can be very boggy in places boots are the recommended footwear and gaiters will 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: Saturday 26th May at 10:30 sharp

Length: 13.5 km

Duration: 4.5 Hrs

Meeting point: Entrance to Kilbride Military camp at 10.30, cars will be escorted to car park in convoy so please do not be late.

Degree of difficulty: Moderate

Bring: Good walking boots, gaiters, rainwear, hot drink, food and water.

Booking essential: Please contact info@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 Wednesday 23rd May. 

 

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 kilometres and you will see the Military Camp on your right. 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 info@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 Wednesday 23rd May. 

 

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Sunday 27th May, Cruagh Family Friendly Walk 

 

(Ref for booking – Family Friendly Walk) 

 

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

Date: Sunday 27th May.

Duration: 2 hours.

Degree of difficulty: Easy. 

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

Meeting point:  Cruagh car park at 11:00.

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 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 25th May. For more information on the walk contact info@dublinmountains.ie 

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