When is the best time to visit?
Each season in Ireland has its own unique charm. While summer may be peak season, hiking and walking in the autumn and winter months can be very peaceful and you will have the place to yourself. The weather can also be mild and the winter light gorgeous. Spring brings rebirth and renewal. Lambing season is in full swing and nature is waking-up, a truly beautiful time of the year.
So whatever the season, the best time to come to Ireland is now, so get booking.
Covid Advice
All our walks and hikes carry the Failte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter. On our walks and hikes there is plenty of room to social distance. We also ask all our guests to comply with our Covid-19 Code of Practise (this may be subject to change) as follows:
  • Stay 2 meters a part at all times 
  • Group size will be reduced to a maximum of 13 for the time being
  • If car sharing is necessary due to an emergency situation for example, the passenger will be required to wear PPE (face mask and gloves/hand sanitiser)
  • Good personal hygiene should be observed  –   hand sanitiser (with a high alcohol content) and a face mask MUST be cared by everyone.
  • In an emergency situation were First Aid is required a face mask must be worn.
  • Please follow appropriate coughing and sneezing etiquette.
  • While on a walk wearing of a face mask/covering is optional.
  • No sharing or holding of other members gear/food/drinks, etc  – please be self-sufficient on walks.
  • Upon arriving at the walk start please park responsibly and considerately, don’t block gateways and keep access ways clear for emergency services and local communities.
  • If it is necessary to open/close gates during a walk, your guide will do so to minimise contact, hand sanitiser will be used before and after touching the gate.
  • Please cancel your walk or hike if you have had Covid related symptoms or have been in close contact with a Covid sufferer within the last 21 days.
You can keep up-to-date on the current Covid-19 travel advice for Ireland at https://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/travel_and_recreation/travel_to_ireland/travel_to_ireland_during_covid.html  

Here in Ireland we are obsessed with the weather and talking about it is a bit of a national past time. Usually mild and temperate, Irish weather can best be described as changeable with four seasons in one day possible. So if you don’t like the weather, wait for a bit and it’s bound to change. Winter snowfall is possible but rare. Rain showers can happen any time which is why we have 40 shades of green and lots of rainbows.

The weather in Ireland is part of the Wild Atlantic Way experience and as they say, there is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothing. So come prepared, dress in layers and don’t forget your waterproofs!

Before you come check out our FAQ on What to wear and bring?

What to Wear and Bring?

For all hikes: Waterproof coat and trousers, hat, and gloves, walking boots, lunch/snacks and lots to drink (2L), warm clothing, sun protection, face mask and hand sanitiser and a rucksack to carry it all in. 

For our short walks: Comfortable shoes, a waterproof coat, a warm layer, sun protection, face mask and hand sanitiser. 

Don’t forget your camera!

Walking & Hiking Tours

Explore the story of Lough Swilly & Fort Dunree on this scenic walking tour

Solas Ireland Walks & Hikes along the Wild Atlantic Way

Learn the story of Lough Swilly & Fort Dunree at sunset on this guided walk

Explore the national monument site and landscape of Mamore Gap on this hike

Solas Ireland Walks & Hikes along the Wild Atlantic Way

This authentic hiking experience provides an insight into this  primeval landscape

Solas Ireland Walks & Hikes along the Wild Atlantic Way

Starting at sea level we ascend 300 metres to two mystic mountain lakes in the Urris Hills

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To learn more about our walks and hikes or to organise a tour

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