Useful Information

  • Articles

Leave No Trace (http://www.leavenotraceireland.org/seven-principles)

How to pack a Rucksack (https://www.thebmc.co.uk/how-to-pack-a-rucksack)

Advice on boots (https://www.mountaineering.ie/hillwalking/Footwear/default.aspx)

Advice on rucksack fit (https://www.mountaineering.ie/hillwalking/Equipment/Rucksacks/default.aspx)

  • Weather forecasts

(https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/specialist-forecasts/mountain/mourne-mountains)

(https://www.met.ie)

(https://www.mountain-forecast.com/)

http://www.mwis.org.uk/

  • Map list

    • Mourne Mountains

OSNI Activity Map The Mournes 1:25,000 

OSNI Discoverer Series Sheet 29 1:50,000

    • MacGillycuddy’s Reeks

OSi Adventure Series MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and Killarney National Park 1:25,000

    • Wicklow Mountains

OSi Discovery Series 56 (Wicklow, Dublin & Kildare) 1:50,000

Harvey Wicklow Mountains Superwalker 1:30,000

    • Connemara 

Harvey Superwalker, Connemara 1:30,000 

    • Donegal

OSi Discovery Series Sheet 11 1:50,000 (The Blue Stack Mountains)

OSi Discovery Series Sheet 1 1:50,000 (Errigal & Derryveagh Mountains)

    • Scotland

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 392 Ben Nevis & Fortwilliam 1:25,000

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 384 Glen Coe & Glen Etive 1:25,000

Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps Sheets 407-414 1:25,000

Harvey Superwalker, The Cuillin 1:25,000

Harvey Superwalker, Storr and the Trotternish 1:25,000

    • Wales

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map OL13 Brecon Beacons National Park 1:25,000

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map OL12 Breacon Beacons National Park 1:25,000

British Mountain Map Snowdonia North 1:40,000 scale

    • England

OS Explorer The English Lakes SE Area OL7 1:25,000

OS Explorer The English Lakes NE Area OL5 1:25,000

OS Explorer The English Lakes SW Area OL6 1:25,000

  • Equipment lists

Expeditions: 

Rucksack (60litre minimum)

Emergency bivouac bag

Whistle

Map (choose relevant area map from list in useful information’) either laminated or in transparent waterproof map case

Compass

Headtorch 

Spare batteries

Waterproof rucksack liner

Tent

Stove

Fuel

Matches in waterproof bag

Food (2xlunch, 1xdinner, 1xbreakfast and high energy snacks for both days)

Spork, bowl, cup

Water (1litre) in suitable container

Flask

Roll mat

Sleeping bag

Spare clothing (warm layers including spare socks)

2xgloves (1 light pair and 1 thick pair)

Hat

Baselayer that wicks mpoisture away from body

Mid layer that insulates body and 

Waterproof and windproof jacket and trousers

Hiking socks

Walking boots with good ankle support

Suncream & sunglasses (if warm sunny weather)

Gaiters (not required in hot, dry conditions)

Personal first aid and sanitary supplies

Day Hikes:

Rucksack (30-45litre)

Emergency bivouac bag

Whistle

Map of area to be walked (1:25,000 scale)

Compass

Headtorch 

Spare batteries

Waterproof rucksack liner

Food (1xlunch, spare food and high energy snacks)

Water (1litre) in suitable container

Flask

Spare clothing (eg. fleece/wool top)

2xgloves 

Hat

Baselayer that wicks mpoisture away from body

Mid layer that insulates body and 

Waterproof and windproof jacket and trousers

Hiking socks

Walking boots with good ankle support

Suncream & sunglasses (if warm sunny weather)

Gaiters (not required in hot, dry conditions)

Personal first aid and sanitary supplies