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The Most Popular Long Distance Walking Routes in Ireland 1

The Most Popular Long Distance Walking Routes in Ireland

Mild weather, friendly locals and stunning scenery make Ireland the perfect place for a long hike. With a fabulous network of National Trails, covering a variety of distances and spread across the whole island, there’s no better way to get to know this charming country than by heading out on your own two feet. But …

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Loch an Nostarie

9 Short Walks In Scotland

Take in some of the most spectacular scenery in the whole of Scotland on a mixture of fabulous hill passes. Come to the ancient glens and hills of the Highlands and enjoy some of the finest walking country in the world. You’ll find it’s a fantastic place for a holiday where the dramatic scenery imbues …

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River Dee Aberdeen

6 Easy Walking Routes in Scotland’s Castle and Whisky Country

Enjoy a fabulous combination of coastal, city and inland walks, the latter in Royal territory. Aberdeenshire has a pleasing mix of stunning natural beauty and culturally rich attractions where you can enjoy an invigorating walk as well as visiting a magnificent castle or two and include a visit to one of the many Speyside whisky distilleries. There …

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Scottish Midges and Drovers Roads

Midges are small, two-winged flying insects, they love Scotland and walkers on the West Highland Way, they can smell your sweat! Midges are a subgroup of gnats, and comprise several families of Diptera, including especially the Chironomidae, or non-biting midges, and the Ceratopogonidae or biting midges. Biting midges fly in swarms (big huge swarms, that …

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Wicklow Way

The Wicklow Way, Ireland’s premier long-distance walking route begins in Marlay Park. It was Ireland’s first long distance waymarked trail. It is still the most popular even though there are many more way-marked trails now in Ireland. The route is 132km long, from the start at Marlay Park in the south Dublin suburbs to the …

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Walking Holidays in Ireland

This is an unashamed plug for a friend who runs a walking holidays company.  Macs Adventures arrange hill walking tour and cycling holidays all over Europe.  Being a bit of a hill walker myself this gets my interest. However I first thought when looking at walking holidays – Why would I pay for someone to …

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