Get fit, get social and get hill walking!

At Walkabout Wicklow our most popular course is the beginner hill walking course.These courses are a great opportunity to meet new people, improve your overall fitness and learn how to read a map and use a compass properly. No longer will you get lost whilst out with your local hillwalking club or social walking group, as you will learn the skills to explore the Irish hills in a safe and enjoyable manner, and with some friendly banter along the way

Our Beginner Hill Walking Courses Include:

2 Detailed theory Lessons
4 practical fully guided hill walks
Full Course Content detailed below

Price: € 135 pp (€ 240 for 2 people) - Some transport provided.

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The Peoples College - Starts Oct 2013
31 Parnell Sq, Dublin 1.

Dates are as follows:
First Lesson - Wed Oct 2nd
Second Lesson - Wed Oct 9th
Lessons 6.30 - 8.00 pm

1st Hill walk Sunday 6th Oct - Starts 10 am
2nd Hill walk Sunday 13th Oct - Starts 10 am
3rd Hill walk Sunday 20th Oct - Starts 10 am
4th Hill walk Sunday 27th Oct - Starts 10 am 

Can't make all of these dates - don't worry - catch up walks and lessons available on request at no extra cost.

Introduction to Hill Walking/ Hiking Course Content

Theory Lesson 1 Course Registration

Welcome and Introduction
Course Outline
What to bring
Introduction to Navigation
Personal Equipment
Emergencies/ General walking safety
Hill walk 1

Basic level 1.5 hour walk
Orientate a map
Identify surrounding terrain
Theory Lesson 2

Navigation continued
Using map coordinates
Taking a bearing
Mapping a route
Route Selection/ route planning
Theory Summary/ Revision
Hill walk 2

Basic/ Intermediate Level 2.5 hour walk
Marching on a bearing
Shooting a bearing
Using a back bearing
Hill walk 3

Basic/ Intermediate Level 3 hour walk
Safety exercise
Navigation continued
Hill walk 4 

Intermediate Level 4 hour walk
Course conclusion



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