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.
Next Sunday (13 April), we are pleased to host our Community Hike Day in one of our favourite spots in the Wicklow Mountains. 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 will welcome along some members of Running Amach and OWLs groups. This will be a perfect introductory day for new hikers. More details here: http://www.gay-hiking.org/community-hike/2014/
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.
The quarter 2 Sunday hike schedule is now online. The longer days provide opportunity for good variety of spring hikes.
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.
We have a fantastic trip planned for June 2014 to Czech Republic and Slovakia. Full details in our Trips Away section.