Introduction to Hillwalking course

june, 2017

This is a repeating event

08junalldayIntroduction to Hillwalking course



This short course was designed to meet the needs of those who wanted a good introduction to the skills, equipment and techniques required to safely hike in the hills of Ireland. It is not intended as a substitute for a Mountain Skills course, it does not go into navigation in the same detail.

It is, however, intended to give confidence to those who wish to start hillwalking.

Half day in the Brockagh Centre in Laragh (tea and coffee provided), followed by an afternoon in the hills around the village.

Topics covered in the course will include:

  • Personal equipment.
  • Mountain hazards.
  • Introduction to map reading.
  • Basic navigation techniques.
  • Route planning.
  • Emergency proceedures.

Plus a guided hike of your choice, taken from our hiking program.

Duration:             1 Day skills training and 1 guided hike of your choice.

Location:              Wicklow Mountains and Dublin

Cost:                      €75 per person (discounts available for 4 or more booking together)

Prerequisites:    None

Dates:                   Please see our calendar page for dates.



All Day (Thursday)

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