Wild Irish Walks
Wild Irish Walks was set up to provide information and advice for people who are interested in getting out into the beautiful countryside that we are lucky to have in Ireland.
What I want to create is a resource to allow people to get out into the open air in the most enjoyable way possible.
Too often, there is a perception is some sort of endurance activity. While physical fitness is required, it’s possible to to get out walking no matter what level of activity you are used to.
It’s ok to have a company transfer your bags on a through-hike, it’s ok to want to go for a nice dinner after a hard day’s walking and it’s definitely ok to enjoy a nice pint of Guinness as a reward for completing a long trek. It’s about experiencing nature and enjoying yourself along the way.
This blog will provide my experiences of doing exactly these things as well as detailing the walking trails themselves and what you should be expecting along the way.
Who am I?
I was born and raised in the countryside of Ireland. After college in Dublin, I moved to the capital full time. However, I still try to get out of the city as much as possible.
As such, any free time I have sees me out on the tracks and trails around Ireland.
I’m lucky enough to have a good group of close friends and family with similar interests. As such, I can usually find someone interested in tagging along with me. In saying that, I find solo hiking a great way to practice mindfulness and for quiet reflection.
Finally, I find hiking a great way to stay physically active (benefits of hiking). Plus, you get the added benefits of some great views along the way. Trust me; it’s much better than a treadmill.
Hiking is a bit like life. The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other… again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit.Unknown