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Free Guided Hikes and Walks June 2018

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Bank Holiday Monday 4th June 2018, Glencullen to the Scalp Hike

 

(Ref for booking – Glencullen to the Scalp Hike) 

 

Description: This moderate hike will take you from Johnnie Fox's pub in Glencullen across a new section of Dublin Mountains Way close to the Ski Slope in Kilternan and then up to the Scalp view point, before returning back the way you came. Information will be given on different Dublin Mountains Partnership walks and equipment that you should bring to enjoy the walks.

 

Date: Monday 4th  June at 11:00.

Duration: 3.5 hrs.

Distance: 11km approximately

Degree of difficulty: Moderate. 

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

Meeting point:  Johnny Fox’s overflow Car-park at 11:00.

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 1st June. For more information on the walk contact info@dublinmountains.ie 

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Saturday 9th June - Basic Map Reading & Walking skills - Ticknock

Ref for booking - Basic Map Reading & Walking skills 

Description: An introduction to basic map reading, navigation, feature recognition, route selection and the equipment needed for hiking will be presented while on a hike through Tiknock forest.

Date: Saturday 9th June 

Length: 2 - 5 km

Duration: 3 hours

Meeting point: Ticknock Upper Car-park at 11:00

Degree of difficulty: Moderate

Bring: good walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, lunch, water, snacks and a Compass Silva Type 4 & Map DMP 1:25,000 if you have them.

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 (ICE)  name and number.  To ensure your place please book before noon Friday  8th June. For more information on the walk contact info@dublinmountains.ie

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Sunday 10th June Rock to the Top - The Grand Stretch Walk

 

Inspired by the story of Oisín i dTír na n-Óg, who single-handed threw a boulder up the valley at Glenasmole before falling from his magical horse, 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 community cairn at the foot of Kippure mountain. There is one crate of rock left, so we need your help to complete the job within a year, and in time for 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: Sunday 10 June.  

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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Saturday 23rd June, Rock to the Top, The Grand Finale Celebration Walk

Come and celebrate the end of Rock to the Top on the mountain! On 23rd June the last few rocks from the Tallaght Boulder will be placed on the community cairn at the foot of Kippure mountain. Since mid-Summer last year 400 volunteers have carried pieces of the granite boulder on foot from Tallaght in all weathers, inspired by the story of Oisín i dTír na n-Óg, who single-handed threw a boulder up the valley at Glenasmole.

We’ll celebrate with a communal BBQ, music for the Celtic seasons by the Rithim Orchestra of traditional musicians, and a performance of the specially created ‘Oisín In Search of the Fianna’ by Aisteoirí Thamhlachta.

 

Date: Saturday 23rd June.

Length: 22km (or 15km) Moderate hike on paths & road, mostly via Dublin Mountains Way.

Meeting point | Rua Red - South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght (beside Tallaght Luas) at 10:00am. Return | about 17:30

Meet for 15km walk: Bohernabreena Reservoir Car Park. 11:15am

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

 

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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