Guided hiking in Ireland & Britain, plus navigation & mountain skills courses to suit both beginners & improvers.
We provide small group guided day hikes and weekend trips in Ireland and the UK, as well as navigation and hill skills courses. With over 35 years of hike guiding experience and a range of walk itineraries to suit every ability you can be sure of an unforgettable experience when you join us in the wilds of Ireland and beyond.
Guided walks including popular peaks and areas of natural beauty in Ireland GO
From beginners to improvers we’ve navigation courses to suit all abilities GO
Overnight stops including Snowdonia in Wales and scrambling weekends GO
Mountain Skills Courses, nationally accredited by Mountaineering Ireland GO
Why choose to join the adventure with Mountaintrails?
Fully qualified and insured Mountain Leader
Rescue and Emergency Care Fist Aid trained
Nationally accredited by Mountaineering Ireland for skills courses
35 years experience in Ireland, Britain, the rest of Europe and Africa.
Smaller group sizes mean more one-to-one time
Insights into the geology, history, plants & animals of the area
Leave No Trace trainer
Our clients rate us ‘Excellent!’ on Tripadvisor
I gained comfort and a level of confidence to go hiking off the beaten track or having to rely on others to lead the way. I would recommend anyone who is interested in hiking to do this course or if you simply want Russell to bring you around the hills, I do not think you would be in better hands.”
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Our guided hiking packages range from day hikes in the lovely Wicklow, Slieve Bloom and Mourne Mountains to weekend breaks in the Burren and Connemara mountains in the west of Ireland. We also run guided hiking trips to Wales and the wider UK. Check out our itineraries here.
Our Navigation training and Mountain Skills courses have been developed over a number of years into an effective modular framework that can cater for both novice and improving navigators, we specialise in taking complete beginners and turning them into competent mountain hikers. For more information on our courses please see navigation courses, mountain skills courses and special interest mountain courses sections of our website.
If none of our itineraries or dates suit your particular requirements then please click the link to see our Private Guiding options. Here you will find information on booking your own Mountaintrails mountain guide for a tailor-made itinerary built around your needs. We are always happy to consider customer requests for specific dates and/or requirements that are not covered by one of our hikes.