Introduction
Course type
Full day skills training plus 1 day hike
Duration
Beginner
Level
Laragh
Nearest town

Introduction to hill walking course

Keen to begin hillwalking but not sure where to start?

This short course, an introduction to hillwalking, is designed to meet the needs of those wanting a good introduction to the skills, equipment and techniques required to safely hike in the hills of Ireland. #JoinTheAdventure.

About our introduction to hillwalking course

This introductory course is not intended as a substitute for a Mountain Skills course, it does not go into navigation in the same detail. It is, however, ideal for giving confidence to those who wish to start hillwalking.

On this course we offer the following:
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.

Discounts available for group bookings of four or more people.

LOCATION Laragh, Wicklow mountains
DURATION A full day training and 1 day hike of your choice
WHAT TO BRING  For the day hike: Good waterproof boots and waterproof clothing are essential. Walking trousers are advised or comfortable athletic clothing, (no jeans please); spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in.
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
Full day of skills training in the Wicklow mountains.
Professional mountain leader with first aid certification and full insurance.
1 day hike of your choice, taken from our scheduled itinerary.
Specialist hiking clothing.
Food and drink.

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FULL CALENDAR OF ALL EVENTS

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Below you’ll find dates for this course for the next 4 months, for more events and further dates for this event view the full calendar.

FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS TO BOOKING FORM

august 2019

No hikes or courses

september 2019

No hikes or courses

october 2019

No hikes or courses

november 2019

No hikes or courses