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|About||The Dublin Mountains Partnership or DMP was set up in May 2008 with the ultimate aim of improving the recreational experience for users of the mountains.|
Get out, get active.
In the Dublin Mountains area, you can participate in a range of activities which we are growing all the time currently you can get involved in:
Hiking and walking
There are many trails and walks ranging from the Wicklow Way and the Dublin Mountains Way to shorter looped trails to suit all skill levels. Visit our recreation site page for details of trails and walks in the area or visit www.coillteoutdoors.ie . You may be interested in joining a walking club, logon to www.mountaineering.ie for details of your nearest club.
Orienteering is a popular outdoor sport for all the family in the Dublin mountains and the Irish Orienteering Association have regular events in the Dublin mountains. The DMP and Coillte in conjunction with Setanta Orienteering Club and South Dublin County Sports Partnership have built new permanent orienteering courses at Hell Fire Club & Massy's Estate. The DMP, Coillte, Great Eastern Navigators, DLRCC and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Sports Partnership have built a permanent orienteering course at Carrickgollogan and Barnaslingan. A 5th course is available at Ticknock installed by the DMP, Coillte and 3Roc Orienteering Club. For information on upcoming events log on to www.orienteering.ie
With increasing usage these mountains will see more pressure from human induced erosion especially on our mountain trails. Mountain Meitheal are a voluntary group who undertake conservation and restoration projects on forest and mountain tracks and work with the DMP to conserve and repair trails – they always welcome new volunteers and it’s a great way to enjoy the mountains. For details of their activities and programme log on to www.pathsavers.org
A little like orienteering but without the map reading mountain running is another popular out door sport in the Dublin mountains and the Irish Mountain running Association have regular events in the Dublin mountains. For information on upcomi