Introduction to Hiking and Mountain Navigation Skills
6th May 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm| €10.00 – €25.00
This is a great opportunity for anyone new to the hills and mountains or those who want to learn navigation to join a qualified instructor for a full days training and gain useful information and skills that will help keep you safe on the hills and mountains during day time, night time, in bad weather condition or both.
Meeting location: South Wicklow will start from Drumgoff recreation (pin location provided after booking)
From Drumgoff recreation, we will walk up part of the Wicklow way then, to a wooden board trail through a Magical woodland where Fairies live …the surroundings of it are actually breath taking so…let your imagination goes free.
Then, I will guide you to Kelly’s Lough which is a Corrie Lake dating back to 22000BC which is the peak of the last Ice Age. During the hike, I’ll explain about Ireland during the last Ice Ages, the origin of the Irish Peat, the first people which transformed the Irish landscape together with the origin of the boulders which were used to create field boundaries and used as building materials over the centuries to come.
From there, we will climb up to Air crash 1991 , Carrawaystick at 700 m and back to Drumgoff Recreation.
In addition to this you will learn about movement skills, basic navigation, map reading, equipment and safety considerations.
Duration: 4h30 included breaks and training
What gear do I need !
Wear comfortable clothing like – leggings, tracksuit bottoms, breathable T-Shirt and fleece & an extra warm layer. Be ready for the rain and pack a rain jacket and rain trousers. A hat and gloves to keep you safe from the wind. Wear good sturdy walking shoes or hillwalking boots with woolly or synthetic socks. Have a backpack with water (minimum 1.5 litres, sandwiches and snacks, coffee, or tea. There is nothing more rewarding than a nice cup of coffee or tea drunk on top of the mountain. Don’t forget to bring first aid kit with plaster and bandages, personal medicine, inhaler, epipen etc.
In Addition: you can bring an OSI, Harvey or East West map of the area and a compass if you have one. However, maps and compasses can be supplied by the instructor. Have your phone fully charged to.
If you have any additional questions please, don’t hesitate to contact us.