Below you will find useful links to hillwalking related websites.
These useful links provide lots of information on all aspects of hillwalking in Ireland. For more information on grades of walks visit: Grades of Walks – a Guide
Mountaineering Ireland is the national body for mountaineering and hillwalking in Ireland. As a result of being a member of Cork Backpackers Hillwalkers Club members are also members of Mountaineering Ireland. Furthermore, the website contains lots of useful information on hillwalking and mountaineering in Ireland
This is an excellent website with plenty of information about nearly every summit in Ireland. In addition, it describes many routes to practically every mountain in Ireland.
This website outlines the many waymarked walkways in Ireland. Many of them are point to point however recently they have also been introducing new looped walks.
This is not directly related to hillwalking but this park covers some very nice hill walking areas in Kerry. This is the most impressive national park in the country and consequently attracts more visitors than other national parks.
This is a very well organized group providing a vital service in the Kerry area. A quick look at their history of callouts gives a good idea of the service that they provide. Because of the existence of the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team we are all safer in the mountains.
This is the mountain rescue team based in the south-east of Ireland. They provide emergency assistance for the Galtees, Knockmealdowns, Comeraghs, etc. Furthermore they also have an interesting blog which contains their latest news items.
Adrian Hendroff is a qualified mountain guide and a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild. He has explored the mountains of Scotland, Wales, England, Romania, Iceland, the European Alps and the Dolomites, but he thinks of the Irish mountains as home. His previous books include From High Places: A Journey Through Ireland’s Great Mountains (2010), The Dingle, Iveragh & Beara Peninsulas: A Walking Guide (2011) and Donegal, Sligo & Leitrim: Mountain & Coastal Hillwalks (2012).
Ordnance Survey Ireland
The work of OSi is essential to the infrastructural development of Ireland. There is a growing recognition among decision makers that knowledge and understanding of location is a key component in effective decision making. To this end, OSi has designed and developed a standardised, authoritative digital referencing framework that enables the consistent referencing and integration of national data related to location.
This website contains just a small selection of the many hillwalks available throughout the Munster region. All of the walks were logged using a GPS so it should be possible to repeat any walk using a map and a compass. In addition all the walks have been conducted on a preplanned basis in a group with an experienced walk leader. Finally the photographs on the website are stunning.
This is Ireland’s premier Online Hillwalking and Outdoor Pursuits Magazine. Most of all, it has descriptions of Ireland’s Iconic hillwalks.
This is the Irish Youth Hostel Association (YHA Ireland) website. They offer budget hostels in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Kerry, Wicklow and more. Furthermore, backpackers, families, groups, students, school tours, sports clubs, members of Hostelling International and non members are all welcome!
Simon Stewart’s informative website for Hillwalking in Ireland. The website contains lots of information on walks, trails, challenge walks, photo galleries and Map & Mountain information.
Tollymore Mountain Centre, on the edge of the Mournes, is Northern Ireland’s National Centre for Mountaineering and Canoeing Activities. Due to its stunning location it is ideally suited for hillwalkers and hikers.
AccuWeather is the World’s Weather Authority. Get the latest forecast for the mountains in Ireland. An accurate weather forecast is especially relevant to all hillwalkers.
This is the most noteworthy Hillwalker’s Guide to the Maamturks Ridge Walk, with description, route, maps and photos. There it is a must for anyone contemplating doing the challenge. It also allows you to register for the walk online.
Finally, you will find more useful links here.
Because there are so many hillwalking websites we have attempted to choose the most noteworthy ones.