Booking/FAQ

BOOKING INFORMATION

Click here to book one of our scheduled guided hikes.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for then why not get in touch and provide us with the hike you’d like to book, your anticipated booking date and your group size and we’ll get back to you with more information and arrange something bespoke to meet your needs.

E: [email protected]

Phone: 07873 904 206

Hill Walking Grade Guideline

Easy (Level 1)

· Ability to walk long distance required.

· Mainly on easy identifiable paths, with good conditions underfoot.

· Can include countryside with some rough ground and moderate ascents.

· Time 2 – 5hrs

· Height gain 250 – 500m

· Distance 5 – 12km

Moderate (Level 2)

· A general level of fitness required, to enable the distance and height being covered.

· Can include more informal paths, rougher, boggy, and more uneven terrain with the possibility of rocky, moderately steep ground.

· Time 5 – 7hrs

· Height gain 500 – 800m

· Distance 10 – 15km

Difficult (Level 3)

· Good hill walking experience required, an ability to deal with steep ground and scree is essential.

· Underfoot conditions can be rough and uneven, with the possibility of prolonged rocky and steep sections and mountain terrain without clear paths.

· Time 6 – 8hrs

· Height gain 800 – 1,000m

· Distance 12 – 20km

Strenuous (Level 4)

· A good level of fitness required, with the ability to deal with complex mountain terrain.

· Open moorland, mountain plateaux, rocks and cliffs without clear paths.

· Time 8 – 10hrs

· Height gain 1,000 – 1,500m

· Distance 12 – 25km

Challenging (Level 5)

· A high level of fitness required, you should know that you are capable of completing the challenge before starting.

· Extended walking in mountainous and often remote terrain, with the possibility of exposure, and may involve steep ascents and descents with some extended scrambling.

· Time 8 – 14hrs

· Height gain 1,500m+

· Distance 20 – 25km

Good to know Info!

Recommended Kit

  • Hiking boots or trail shoes
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof leggings
  • Hat, buff and gloves
  • Clothes suitable for the conditions
  • No jeans (zero tolerance)
  • Enough food and water to last the duration of the hike
  • Walking poles can be an advantage but not required
  • Hand held or headtorch

Age Limits

You must be over 18 to book one of our hikes (unless otherwise stated), please contact us prior to booking if you would like to bring someone under 18 to determine if a specific hike is suitable.

We do have a Family Adventure weekend, and orienteering days which are tailored for children between the ages of 8 – 14, all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Group or Individual

Booking one of our guided hikes isn’t just about having a safe passage through the mountains, it’s also about meeting new like minded people and enjoying the social aspect of getting outside with others. One thing I can guarantee is that everyone feels welcomed, with an even mix of people joining on their own or within a group.

Medical Conditions

It is important to let the lead guide know of any medical condition so that they are able to keep you and the group safe on the hike, all information will remain confidential.

Dogs & Pets

Unfortunately, dogs or other pets are not permitted on the hike, this helps to protect the environment and wild life, as well as ensuring that everyone on the hike has a comfortable day on the hills.

Toilet in the Hills

There will be a time where you will need to go to the toilet in the hills, this is normal and should be treated as such. The important thing to remember is to leave no trace.

If you can go before you start the hike then do so, stop on your journey to the mountains but if you need to go after your hike has started please remember these keys steps;

– Go in a discreet place out of sight from others.

– Ensure you are at least 30m from a water source.

– Shake, but if you have to use loo roll or wipes then put them in a bag and take them home with you.

– If you need to go for a number two aka poo the lead guide will be carrying a trowel, dig a hole 6 – 8 inches deep and at least 100m (120steps) from a water source.

Cancellation Policy

MOURNE MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES:

For your safety, the lead guide may decide to postpone or cancel the event in cases of dangerous conditions such as adverse weather or mountain fires. In case of event cancellation by the lead guide, we offer two options:

1.) Transfer your booking to another event of the same value.

2.) Receive a full refund for the amount paid.

Please be advised that we operate in the northern hemisphere and will only cancel hikes if the conditions are deemed unsafe by the lead guide, not due to bad weather.

PARTICIPANT:

If you wish to cancel your booking, kindly provide us with a minimum of 28 days notice prior to the event date. You will be issued with a voucher of the same value, which can be used for any event within three months of issuance. Please note that no refunds will be provided.

Cancellation within 28 days of the event date will result in no voucher or transfer to another date. This rule applies to all situations.

No refunds or transfers will be given in case of no-shows on the day.

The Guides

All groups are led by fully qualified Mountain Leaders, who are certified outdoor first aiders and are fully insured. Each Mountain Leader can support a maximum of 12 people depending on the hike and the experience of the group. We have several Mountain Leaders in our team which allows us to increase group size safely.

Leave No Trace

When visiting any environment, it is important that we leave it how we found it, so please carry out everything you carry in.

Attached is a link for the 7 principles of Leave No Trace please read this and check out the Leave No Trace Ireland website before joining us in the hills.

7 Principles of Leave No Trace – Leave No Trace Ireland