Céad míle fáilte! Out and About is a friendly Dublin-based hiking group for the gay and lesbian community and their friends. For over 20 years the club has organised regular walks in the local Wicklow Mountains, along with trips to destinations further afield in Ireland and abroad. New members, and visitors to Ireland, are always very welcome to come along and join us for a day out in the mountains.
Out and About joined the Dublin PRIDE parade on Saturday, 28 June. A fantastic full day of celebration was enjoyed by the club.
Suprise yourself with what you can hike on a weekday evening! From May until the end of August there will be a hike organised every Thursday. City meet up point on Thursday evening is Armstrong Street, Dublin 6W at 6pm. See Schedule for full details including hike start location, should it suit you to go there directly.
On 13 April, Out and About hosted the annual Community Hike Day. There will be a range of hikes to suit all abilities and the option to join us for a post hike meal in Glenmalure. We welcomed along some members of Running Amach and OWLs groups.
We had a very successful environmental weekend on 5-6 April. Saturday was spend working on repairing a section of the Wicklow Trail with Mountain Meitheal and on Sunday we had a National Spring Clean litter pick-up event at Crone Woods.
An Out and About Hiking Facebook page has been launched for both members and non-members: https://www.facebook.com/OutAndAboutHiking. Be sure to "Like" the page to keep up to date with events. This complements our existing Facebook closed group for members in the social media world.
The first trip away this year was to Snowdonia National Park in Wales for St. Patrick's weekend. A fantastic weekend of hiking, meeting up with the Gay Outdoor Club and sight seeing.
Out and About welcomed members of Wet and Wild on the hike on Sunday 23 February.