Up to four free guided walks in the Dublin Mountains are provided each month by The Dublin Mountains Partnership (DMP), an umbrella group comprising local county councils and national forestry and wildlife services.
The DMP was established in 2008 to make the mountains more accessible to people living in the Dublin area. Its walks are led by volunteer rangers and the dedicated itineraries respect the various constraints of local landowners. The guided walks are suitable for all abilities but people are advised to wear walking boots and bring waterproof clothing.
One of the group's flagship projects was the creation of a long distance 40-km trail across the mountains from Shankill in the east to Tallaght in the west. The fully way-marked route was launched in 2010 following the cooperation of local county councils and private landowners.
In addition to guided walks there are a number of other activities organised by the DMP, including mountain-biking, orienteering and "bouldering" (climbing without ropes on large rock outcrops and boulders).
The DMP has a list of environmental "Leave no Trace" guidelines for all those who visit the Dublin Mountains.
To learn about upcoming events and to book your place on the next free guided walk, see the DMP website.