Organise Your
Own Hike

Days until event ends

Your choice of dates and times between Friday 14 - Sunday 16 June

Your choice of location

€15 per person
registration fee

€350 fundraising target per participant (suggested)

While we have two epic hiking challenges for you to choose from, organising your own hike can be fun and rewarding while making a real difference. Choose your own date, time, difficulty level, and location to suit you.

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or new to the trails, Ireland offers so many hiking options to suit every level and preference. Do your research, gather your group and conquer your chosen challenge!

Need some inspiration? Our team have shared their favourite hikes below to help you, or you can download the Hiiker app
where you will find thousands of the best hiking adventures with photos, reviews and maps.

Our dedicated events team are here to guide you every step of the way with advice and support to ensure your event is successful. We strongly encourage you to check out our 'Organise your own hike’ event pack where you’ll find helpful tips to help you prepare for your event.

Regardless of which trail you are on, or which peak you summit, you will be answering a higher calling to help end homelessness.

Register your event, create your own fundraising page to share with your network, and start getting ready for your challenge! For more information on how to fundraise, check out our resources below.

Favourite Hikes

Our team have shared their favourite hikes to help inspire you to organise your own hike!

Afonso, Focus Ireland Dublin
One of my favourite hikes is in Howth, fairly close to Dublin city, only a 45min bus drive from the centre. This hike has amazing views, for me personally this is really important since it helps take the focus out of being tired. This hike is 2.5/3 hours, which always ends up being amazing. I can guarantee you will always feel better afterwards, at least I do!

Monica, Focus Ireland Northwest
A hike that I particularly like is the Benbulbin Forest Walk Trail in Sligo. It’s a lovely trail, perfect for those with little hiking experience and families with little ones. The hike perfectly represents the variety of Ireland’s nature. The mix of the woodlands followed by the amazing Benbulbin Mountain makes it the perfect weekend afternoon stroll.

Julia, Focus Ireland Dublin
One of my favourite hikes would be Lugnaquilla in Wicklow. It’s a challenging climb but the gorgeous scenery really makes it worthwhile. We did the Lugnaquilla and Arts Lough Circular loop which starts in the Baravore carpark. The weather was good, and the cloud wasn’t too low, so we were treated to some beautiful views from the top!

Niamh, Focus Ireland Cork & Kerry
One of my favourite hikes is Torc Waterfall in Co. Kerry. It is a lovely loop in Killarney National Park. It is steep in some parts but manageable, and the views are worth it! Killarney is nearby for a post walk lunch.

Lucy, Focus Ireland Dublin
My favourite hike has to be Slieve Bearnagh in County Down, Northern Ireland. I went hiking with friends on a perfect sunny day so we were lucky to do this loop hike in the best conditions. It was a challenge as it was quite steep in parts but so worth it to reach the top and be rewarded with amazing views of the Mourne mountains. 

  • Location: Slieve Bearnagh
  • Difficulty: Difficult 
  • Distance: 9.3km
  • Elevation: 550m

Lorraine, Focus Ireland Northwest
I'm a regular along the Great Western Greenway but if I had to pinpoint the ultimate section, it would undoubtedly be the stretch from Mulranny to Achill. Whether I'm cycling or walking, this route offers the most idyllic scenery in the West of Ireland.

Jessica, Focus Ireland Southeast
One of my favourite hikes is the Coumshigaun Lake Loop Walk in the Comeragh Mountains. This is a great adventure and family friendly. You walk through the hills and woodlands to arrive at Coumshingaun Lake. This is the perfect place for a moments reflection and a picnic. For the brave there is an extra challenge to climb to the top of the Coumshigaun Mountain and take in the panoramic views of the region.

Karen, Focus Ireland Dublin
One of my favourite hikes is the Bray Head loop walk. It can be a bit of slog going uphill, but once you reach the Bray Head Cross at the top, you're rewarded with a stunning view of the Irish Sea, Dublin's urban sprawl, and the Wicklow Mountains.
 

  • Location: Bray Head Loop
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 5.6km
  • Elevation: 190m

Fundraising:

Whether it’s your first-time fundraising, or you’re a regular fundraiser, we’re here to help you reach your target with top tips and materials. Your fundraising target is €350. All funds raised will go towards vital homeless services.

  • Organise Your Own Hike Event Guide
  • Tips for Fundraising
  • Social Media Guide

Useful Resources

We want to make your fundraising and participation experience as easy as possible, so we have created some downloadable guides to help you below.

Organise Your Own Hike Guide

Organise Your Own Hike Guide

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Tips for Fundraising

Tips for Fundraising

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Social Media Guide

Social Media Guide

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