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Late February and Early March Free Guided Walks and Hikes

Various Locations

Feb 29, 2020

until

Mar 8, 2020

Time:

Various Times

Price:

Free

Outdoors

Sunday 23rd February, Tibradden to Fairy Castle - dog friendly hike

This walk is fully booked

Description: Starting from Tibradden Car Park and walking along the Dublin Mountains Way to Fairy Castle and return. Depending on the weather there will be the panoramic views over the city, to the Irish sea and south to the Wicklow Mountains. While this hike is dog friendly you don’t need a dog to join. Dogs will be required to be on leashes for the full duration of the walk. People bringing dogs on the hike are reminded to carry bags to pick up any doggy doo and bring back home for disposal. Anyone who does not feel comfortable around dogs might be better choosing one of the other DMP walks this month which don’t allow dogs.
Date: Sunday 23rd February at 11:00
Length: 8.5 km
Degree of difficulty: Moderate
Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours depending on the weather
Meeting point: Tibradden Wood car-park at 10:45
Directions: https://www.google.ie/maps/dir//53.24279,-6.29484/@53.24279,-6.29484,11z
Note – dogs on leads are welcome on this hike

Bring: Good walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, hot drink, water & food (snacks) for you and Fido.
Booking essential: This walk is fully booked

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Saturday 29th February, Guided Upland Habitat Walk with Ecologist Joanne Denyer and the DMP Volunteer Rangers

As of 7th February this walk and the wait list are fully booked.

Description: This guided walk led by ecologist Joanne Denyer will be the first in a series of seasonal habitat walks in the Dublin Mountains. This walk will explore the upland habitats found along the Fairy Castle Loop in Ticknock looking at plant and bryophyte species. This is a moderate walk on forest roads and trails.  

Date: Saturday 29th February at 10:00.

Duration: 3 to 3.5  hours.

Distance: 5-6 km approximately

Degree of difficulty: Moderate.

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

Meeting point:  Ticknock upper car-park at 09:45.  GoogleMaps.

SORRY - no dogs allowed on this walk

Booking essential: As of 7th February this walk and the wait list are fully booked.

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Sunday 1st March, Guided Hill Farming Walk with Donie Anderson and the DMP Volunteer Rangers in Castlekelly

Pre-booking required, reference for booking – Donie Anderson Walk  

Description: This guided walk led by hill farmer and sheepdog trainer Donie Anderson will be the first in a series of seasonal farming walks in the Dublin Mountains. Donie will talk about traditional sheep farming in the Dublin mountains and also its place in Ireland’s Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The walk will be from Glenasmole Community Centre up to Castlekelly via the Bog Road. This is a moderate walk on County roads and gravel roads, a moderate level of fitness is required.  

Date: Sunday 1st March at 11:00.

Duration: 2 to 3.5  hours.

Distance: 7 km approximately

Degree of difficulty: Moderate.

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

Meeting point:  Glenasmole Community Centre car-park at 10:45.

     

Note - No dogs allowed on this walk

Booking essential: Please contact info@dublinmountains.ie  giving your name and mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 28th February.

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Sunday 8th March, Red Grouse Walk in Ticknock with the NPWS and the DMP Volunteer Rangers

Pre-booking required, reference for booking – Red Grouse Walk

Description: Our Red Grouse walk will follow the Fairy Castle Loop in Ticknock where we hope to hear and see Red Grouse and other upland birds like Meadow Pipit and Raven. This guided walk will be led by David Lawton from the National Parks and Wildlife Service. This is a moderate walk on forest roads and trails.

Please note this walk will be postponed if the weather forecast for March 8th is unfavourable for bird-watching.

Date: Sunday 8th March at 9:00.

Duration: 3 to 3.5  hours.

Distance: 5-6 km approximately

Degree of difficulty: Moderate.

Bring:  binoculars if you have them, walking boots, raingear, warm clothes, water and a snack.

Meeting point:  Ticknock upper car-park at 08:45. GoogleMaps.

Note – No dogs are allowed on this walk

Booking essential: Please contact info@dublinmountains.ie  giving your name and mobile number and In Case of Emergency contact details. To ensure your place book before noon on Friday 6th March.

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