Explore the Hills

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Date(s) - 14/03/2016 - 18/03/2016
All Day

Mount Brandon Hostel


Why not spend a few days walking in the hills on the Dingle Peninsula. Corcha Duibhne as it is known in the Irish language is a truly magnificent area, with expansive beaches, moorland, rivers, lakes and hills. We can also introduce you to “Cúpla focal”, a little of the Irish language spoken by the local population of this part of Ireland.

Our hike leads are all qualified Mountain Leaders, with current First Aid certification and a good knowledge of the Leave No Trace principles. They will look after your safety, point out items of interest and any hazards, advise you about gear and food and generally ensure you get the most from this wonderful walking experience. We carry an appropriate level of public liability insurance to cover our activities and all walkers are advised to review their personal accident insurance before they set out walking. To ensure your enjoyment and safety we apply minimum and maximum group numbers on all of our activities.

Ireland enjoys a temperate climate and our weather is affected on a daily basis as much by the speed and direction of the wind as by the season of the year. This means that we don’t experience extremes of temperature but the weather can be quite changeable from day to day and on occasion this may lead to some alterations to planned routes.

Routes may vary depending on interests of the group as well as prevailing weather conditions, route choices include:

Conor Pass to Annascaul    Visit the South Pole Inn (Tom Creans pub)    Distance: 18k Height Gain: 680m Duration:7 hours

Stradbally Mountain range    Spectacular views across the Maherees and out to sea    Distance: 18k Height Gain: 900m Duration: 7.5 hours

Mullaghveal to Masatopmain    Summit the holy mountain, sunset at Sauce Creek (next stop America)     Distance: 14.5 Height Gain: 1,100m Duration: 7 hours

Faha to Conor Pass    See the famous grotto & Pater Noster Lakes    Distance : 19k Height Gain : 1,000m Duration : 8 hours

Sliabh Mish range    Views of Tralee Bay and beyond    Distance : 18k Gain : 1,000m Duration : 8.5 hours

Cost for the hike lead accompanying you is 200 euro per walker for the five days.

Accommodation is available at Mount Brandon Hostel during this walking week from 27.50 euro per head including a cooked breakfast. You should book your accomodation seperately at www.mountbrandonhostel.com.

There are a choice of pubs and restaurants in the locality for dinner, including good quality food in the pub next door to the hostel. You can organise a packed lunch to suit your own dietary requirements and preferences with ingredients from the local shop. Transport to the start of eachs days walk and back to Cloghane in the evenings can be by car pooling amongst the group or we can arrange for the local taxi car/van service to do this for you.

Book the walking via the form below, we use the Stripe faciltity to provide a secure mechanism for processing payment by card. 

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Club members receive a 25% discount on listed price for walking ! 



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