Weekly hikes are organised by the An Óige Hiking Group. These walks are open to all members of An Óige and take place every Sunday, rain, hail or shine! Twice monthly, there are Midweek Hikes, taking place on Thursdays. There is also a hike organised on the second Saturday of each month.
These walks are all organised and run by volunteers and are a very important aspect of An Óige.
Please note: you must be a member of An Óige to go out on any of the hikes. It is therefore imperative to bring your membership card with you for each hike as you will only be allowed to go if you have your up-to-date membership card with you.
Children under 18 (15-18 years) need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian subject to verification of identity. Advance notice is required for any intending child participant. Participants must be properly equipped e.g. proper rainwear including trousers, hiking boots (NO RUNNERS), backpack, no jeans etc. Full details are included with each walk.
There are 3 different levels of walks:
- Easier Moderate
It is imperative that the instructions of the Hike Leaders be adhered to by those participating. The Leader sets the pace of the hike and walkers are expected to obey his/her instructions at all times.
Leaders have the right to refuse to take anyone who does not co-operate with them fully whom they consider would not be able to walk at a reasonable pace especially on the Moderate & Easier Moderate Hikes and who have not got the correct equipment i.e. rainwear, haversack and hiking boots. Anyone wearing jeans will not be allowed on the walks.
Walkers who go on Moderate Hikes should be fit and able to keep up with the hike. A coordinator has been appointed each Sunday to organise hikers on Eden Quay.