And Now for Something completely Different:
Full Moon Walk !
The next Full Moon Walk will take place in Glendalough Co WicklowSaturday Jan 18th.
Meet: We will meet at the Glendalough Hotel Lounge at 6pm.
Bus available at 4:30pm Dublin Tourism office - Suffolk St pay €10 on day of walk. (Limited to 14)
These Full Moon Walks are an excellent opportunity to see beautiful landscape by the light of the moon.The walks will be short 2-3 hr walks starting at 6pm in the evening during the Autumn / Winter months.
You will visit some of the most scenic parts of Wicklow and Dublin, places such as Glendalough, Luggala, Djouce and many more. If you have never had the opportunity to do some night walking then don't miss this as it's an altogether different experience.
About the walk : The walk will take us from the Glendalough Hotel on part of St kevins Way along by the Glendassan river and onto the side of Camaderry from here we will follow a forest track down towards the upper lake. We will then continue on by Reefert church (The King's Cemetry) and along the side of Derry Bawn (The White Oak) following a trail overlooking the monastic site and excellent views along the whole valley.
N.B. Another walk may be chosen on the night weather dependent but will be of the same length and time.
The walk will take approx 2.5 hrs/
No previous walking experience required.
After the walk we can head back to Glendalough Hotel to catch up and enjoy a drink.
All the guides on theses walks are fully qualified and trained with REC3 1st Aid and Bos Recognised awards, so you are in safe hands.
You may also learn some night navigation, gain some knowledge of the stars and you could even experience a night time rainbow.
These walks are very popular so early booking is essential to confirm your place.
"Can I just say how very very much we enjoyed it! The guides historical commentary and good manners were simply a joy. The night was glorious, the setting sublime. We spotted a stag on our return to Glendalough hotel where we were greeted with lovely food." Martina.
Accommodation: If you wish to Stay Over
You Could stay at theTrooperstown Lodge Laragh, with the choice of B+B or Apartment accommodation, central to the walk.
They offer a great breakfast the following day in the Wicklow Heather restaurant. Say your are on the Full Moon walk with Hilltoptreks for reduced rates.
The Glendalough Hotel in Wicklow.
Tudor Lodge B+B, beautiful lodge based in Glendalough
What to bring for the walk.
- Walking boots
- Head torch or handheld.
- Warm top, gloves, hat.
- Waterproofs (just in case)
- Packed lunch, hot drink.
- Back pack with spare warm top and socks in.
How do I get there ?
If your coming from Dublin on the M50 and the N11 take the turn of for Roundwood Glendalough. Follow this road through Roundwood and Annamoe until you reach Laragh. Glendalough is straight ahead and the Glendalough Hotel is on your right. Allow 1.5 hrs travel from Dublin due to tractors and stuff.
(If you have any difficulty booking ring Terry on 087-7849599)
For those of you who have iphones
Torch and built in compass App
Distant Suns lite Stars and Constellations App
Wicklow App About Wicklow and discounts
Previous Pictures taken on Full Moon Walks.
Dates for Full Moon Walks 2014
- Jan 18th – Glendalough - Saturday 6pm
- Feb 15th – Enniskerry - Saturday 6pm
- Mar 15th - Glendalough - Saturday 7pm
- April 12th - Enniskerry - Saturday 7pm
- May 10th - Glendalough - Saturday 8pm
- June 14th - Enniskerry - Saturday 8pm
- July 12th - Glendalough - Saturday 8pm
- Aug 9th - Enniskerry - Saturday 8pm
- Sept 9st - Glendalough - Saturday 7pm
- Oct 11th - Enniskerry - Saturday 6pm
- Nov 8th - Glendalough - Saturday 6pm
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