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Boggy, wet, slippy (good grip hillwalking footwear essential), hidden holes, uneven ground surface, no formal path surface, granite bedrock in high areas
Clothing should be warm, waterproof and windproof. Denim jeans are NOT suitable for hillwalking. Lightweight waterproof jackets and overtrousers keep you warm as well as dry. Hats and gloves are essential
all year round. Spare clothing is strongly recommended.
Hill walking boots with moulded rubber soles (vibram tread or similar) should be worn. They give ankle support on rough ground and good grip on steep slopes. Your boots should be big enough to allow for thick walking socks. Gaiters worn with boots help to keep feet dry.
A packed lunch is recommended for all walks. Essential gear includes an appropriate size rucksack with liner, a survival bag, personal first aid and blister kit, whistle, torch, spare batteries, map and compass. You should carry a minimum of 1 litre of water. The use of a pair of walking poles to aid stability and help reduce pressure on your joints is recommended. Make sure you can stow them securely on your rucksack when safety requires both hands to be free. A mobile phone is strongly recommended and any personal medication
Mark Byrne 087 9051584
Park Ranger Office 0761002548
087 1310055 verifcation code: Errigal
Bookings for the next walk can be made at the visitor centre as soon as this walk is finished
Walks may be changed at short notice depending on weather conditions
Please let the Rangers know if you have medical conditions which need to be known
Park Rangers, NPWS and Dept of Environment, Heritage and Local Govt. accept no responsibility/liability for any accidents, claims or other unforeseen events.
All walks leave from the visitor centre unless other wise stated.
Places must be booked in advance at Tel:0761002537 or Email: email@example.com
All Ranger Guided walks cost €10.00 per adult. Children are free of charge.
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear and come prepared with drinks and snacks, any medication you require and a first aid kit. A change of clothes is advised for longer walks.
Easy – Mainly on paths or tracks. Little or no climbing involved. Suitable for most active people and older children. Max 3 hours duration but family walks usually last no more than 1.5 hours.
Moderate – Clan involve climbing and descending on sometimes rough terrain. Suitable for experienced walkers with good fitness. Walks last 3-4 hours.
Strenuous – Can involve a lot of climbing and descending on rough, steep, wet ground with duration of 4-5 hours. Suitable for experienced walkers.
Most hillwalk are moderate - strenuous if you are unsure you are capable of completing your chosen walk, please contact the park ranger service beforehand to discuss the rout
The derryveagh mountains are one of the remotest wildest areas in ireland and most of the Park is mountainous and is suitable for properly prepared hikers only.
If you require any advice on hill walking please contact the park ranger service and at the very least, please leave details of your planned route and expected time of return at the Visitor Centre and also with a friend/relation
If you are walking on the hills please make sure that you have all adequate safety equipment as listed above especially: fullycharged phone, torch with spare batteries, maps and compass, OS maps, waterproof clothing, suitable hiking boots, spare clothing, copies of park ranger service and mountains rescue contacts saved in your phone