Learn basic navigation skills and key safety tips to help you stay safe on the hills!
Mountaineering Ireland are delighted to announce their Happy Hiking Programme. This is a great opportunity for anyone new to the hills 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.
10.0 AM – 3.0 PM at Drumgoff.
This hill skills day will be based from South Wicklow and will start from Drumgoff Recreation, move through Kelly’s Lough, Carrawaystick and back to Drumgoff Recreation. Throughout the day you will learn about movement skills, basic navigation, map reading, equipment and safety considerations.
This day is subsidised by Mountaineering Ireland.
Entry fee for each skill day is only €10. Adult Only – Members and Non-Members welcome.
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.