Hiking hints and tips

Hiking Hints and Tips for Beginners

Hiking is a perfect way to explore Ireland and stay fit. However, it can be a bit daunting for beginners. Here are our hiking hints and tips if you're just starting out.
camino de santiago tips

Walking the Camino de Santiago: 14 Things you Need to Know

Planning on hiking the famous Camino de Santiago? Here are 14 top tips for the Camino de Santiago to ensure a successful trip.
Best irish hike for beginners Bailey Lighthouse, Howth

5 of the Best Hiking Routes in Ireland for Beginners

Looking to start hiking? These five Irish hiking routes are perfect for beginners and all levels of fitness.
The Bangor trail 2

The Loneliest Place in Ireland: The Bangor Trail, Co Mayo

Lenny Antonelli takes a 10-hour hike along the Bangor Trail in Mayo and reveals in one of Ireland’s last true stretches of wilderness.
Best hikes in Europe West Highland Way

7 of the Best Multi-Day Hiking Routes in Europe

These long-distance hiking routes offer a life-changing challenge with mind-blowing views. Here are 7 of the best multi-day hiking routes in Europe.
Olive McGloin YOYO PCT

Meet the First Woman in the World to YoYo the PCT

Croagh Patrick Essential Information

Hiking Croagh Patrick: Everything you Need to Know

Croagh Patrick is a peak steeped in history, religion and mythology. At 764m high and offering breathtaking views across Clew Bay it’s also a rite of passage for hiking enthusiasts.
Best hikes near Dublin The Spinc

Hiking: 7 Fabulous Hikes on Dublin’s Doorstep

There are an abundance of great hikes near Dublin. From coastal strolls to more strenuous hikes, Dublin has something for every level of fitness.
Climbing Mt Damāvand

Scaling Mount Damāvand, Iran’s Highest Peak

Al Martin shares his fascinating journey to the summit of Iran's highest peak, Mount Damāvand, with one of the country's most established mountaineers.
The GR20: Everything you need to know

Hiking the GR20: Everything you Need to Know

Thinking about walking the world-famous GR20, but don’t know where to begin? Our guide covers everything you need to know before your trek.