Are your boots made for walking? If they are you’ll be pleased to know that the second annual Dublin Walking Festival takes place this Easter weekend March 25th to the 27th . The festival takes in a selection of routes across the Dublin Mountains, and with walks categorised as easy, moderate or strenuous, there should be something for almost everyone.
Terry Lambert of Hilltop Treks, the organiser of the festival said:
“This walking festival has been designed for cater for almost everyone, be they young, old, novice or experienced. We are using great trails in the Dublin Mountains such as the Dublin Mountains Way, and our friends at Trails and Tales will guide the walk at Bohernabreena and its beautiful reservoir. And with the kind support of South Dublin County Council we have been able to provide family friendly routes for young children too.”
Highlights of the festival include a hike to Seahan Mountain for the experienced walker, a Full Moon Walk overlooking the lights of Dublin and the Irish coastline, a photography walk, and the historical walks of the Hell Fire Club and Massy’s Woods with local historian Frank Tracy.
“Dublin is blessed to have such great walking areas and access routes on its doorstep. It’s great fun for everyone and a great excuse to enjoy the great outdoors that Dublin has to offer.”
Whilst registration takes place at the location of some of the walks, other walks such as the Bohernabreena reservoir walk or the Dublin Mountains Way Trail 1 & 2 start at the Maldron Hotel in Tallaght where buses will be provided to get walkers to the walk and back.
Walkers are advised to bring walking boots/shoes, rain gear, packed lunch, water, sun cream and camera. Those interested in taking part can pay for walks separately or avail of the weekend walk pass, and prices are related to the grade rating of each walk. There is also a 50% discount for family walks.
For further details and prices visit their website here.