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GEO-HIKES

Not simply guided hikes, our geo-tourism events take you back in time through different areas of Northern Ireland, delving into the geology, history and myth that surround this mysterious land. Read on for inspiration and public booking dates. You can also book private tours on a date that suits you.

Upcoming Dates:  Saturday 8th April 2023

Location:  Carrick Cottage Cafe, 204 Head Road, Annalong, Newry, BT34 4RJ

Duration: 7 hours (optional half day available on request)

Suitable For: Adults / Teens aged 14+ accompanied by an adult

Hike along the trail but head back through time, on this "hands on" Geology tour with an adventurous twist 

This exciting mountain day combines hiking, Geology, history and adventure. An immersive day in the Mournes guaranteed to leave you buzzing for Science, nature and being to be in the great outdoors! Activities include:

  • Hiking (with geology tour on the way)

  • Caving (optional but fun)

  • Abseiling (optional but  really fun!)

Nothing to book right now. Check back soon.

All Geology Rocks events are led by qualified Earth Scientists and Mountain Leaders.

 

Follow our experienced team up through the impressive pot of legawherry, a corrie carved out by the ice flows of the most recent glacial period to affect our lands circa 10,000 years ago. We will show you evidence of glacial action that inspires complete awe at the sheer force of nature, before summiting Slieve Commedagh, one of the highest peaks in Northern Ireland. This walk goes through very steep terrain, and as such people require a very good level of fitness. Small group numbers / high leader to client ratios will occur.

Upcoming Dates: Saturday 15th April 2023, 09:00

Location: Tollymore Forest Car park

Suitable For: Adults & accompanied teens aged 14+ 

Distance: 11.5 Km total

Max Elevation: 767 metres

Grade: Difficult

Duration: 4 - 6 hours

Private Guided Price: 1 - 4 people (£120), over 4 people £35pp 

All Geology Rocks events are led by qualified Earth Scientists and Mountain Leaders.

 

This mountain top is not only a former volcanic conduit and world's first designated volcanic ring dyke, but it's also the site of Ireland's highest surviving passage tomb, dating to an incredible 5000 years old! Follow our guides for some fascinating history, geology and of course myth surrounding Fionn Mac Cumhaill

Upcoming Dates: Sunday 9th April 2023, 09:00

Location: Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Car Park

Suitable For: Adults & accompanied teens aged 14+ 

Distance: 7 Km total

Max Elevation: 573 metres

Grade: Moderate 

Duration: 4 - 6 hours

Private Guided Price: 1 - 4 people (£120), over 4 people £35pp 

What's included:

  • Fully qualified and experienced Mountain Leaders to guide you all the way at a pace that suits you

  • Experienced geologist passing on loads of fascinating information about the area

  • Tailored Guided hike exactly where you want to go

  • Digital pictures and videos of your day  through our social media outlets so you can remember it forever

  • A guaranteed good day out in the hills with lots of stunning views and interesting things to learn!

What to bring:

  • A completed Health Declaration & Registration Form - see footer of page for link

  • Any medication you may need

  • Hiking boots that are well broken in

  • Map and compass if you have them

  • A rucksack with waterproof liner

  • Head torch with spare batteries

  • Emergency bivvy

  • Fully charged mobile

  • Water proof jacket and trousers

  • Lots of light top layers

  • Hat and gloves 

  • Lunch and water

  • Anything else on the kit list - this will be sent at the booking stage (also available at the bottom of the page)