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Workshops & Treks

Long-Distance Walking Workshops in Ireland

Thinking of walking the Camino? Does hiking the Wicklow Way sound like your cup of tea? Is climbing Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, on your bucket list?

Join experienced long-distance hiker Mark Flagler for a full day workshop in Ireland. The workshop will introduce you to the world of long-distance walking, providing invaluable information to help prepare you for your next adventure. The workshop will take place in mountains in the greater Dublin area. The 5-6+ hour session will allow for plenty of time to walk and discuss the many aspects of taking on a long-distance route including planning, preparation, training, weather, gear, clothing, food, staying tough mentally and much, much more.

Mark Flagler has hiked over 17,500km on trails on 5 continents. He has hiked on wilderness trails in North America including the Appalachian Trail (2,200-miles), Continental Divide Trail (3,100-miles), Pacific Crest Trail (2,650-miles) and the International Appalachian Trail. In Europe, he has trekked on the Camino de Santiago (French Route), A Wanderer Path in Norway, International Appalachian Trail across Ireland, Wicklow Way, Kerry Way and others. Mark has also trekked in Patagonia (Chile and Argentina), climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, Mount Elbrus in Russia and countless mountains in North America.

This workshop is perfect for anyone considering the challenge of walking a long-distance trail. Either a wilderness trail, pilgrimage route or a long trail in Ireland. Come out for a good walk and learn first-hand about these types of long-distance journeys, how to plan, prepare and gain valuable information about life on the trail.

Some topics that will be discussed during the session:

Treks, Pilgrimage routes, etc.
Route research and information
Staying in towns (hotels, hostels, albergues, etc.)
Footwear
Hydration
Clothing and gear
Food, Pilgrimage meals, restaurants
Bag and luggage transport
Daily routine walking from town to town

Wilderness Trails (camping, hiking, etc.)
Planning and trip preparation
Footwear
Sleeping Shelters (tents, tarp, bivy, hammock, etc.)
Food and Nutrition
Packs
Clothing and gear
Trekking poles
Sleeping bags and pads
Packing backpacks
Maps, mobile apps
Hydration (Water bottles, bladders, water treatment and purification)
Backcountry toilet etiquette
Weather
Leave No Trace Ethics
Portable power banks, solar chargers
Food resupply (mailing food ahead to Post Office or lodging)
Mountain safety
Zero days
Trail hazards (depends on the trail: elevation, snow, thunderstorms and lightning, forest fire, heat, bears, etc.)
Training for trip

Mark is also an accomplished mountaineer and former mountain rescuer. The prospect of climbing bigger mountains and/or multi day trekking in far off places can be discussed as well as mountain safety.

Come join this exciting and informative workshop in Ireland and learn from an accomplished long-distance hiker.

*Private workshops and school group sessions are available with flexible dates. Get in touch to discuss.

Click on the workshop items below to learn more about each exciting workshop and to secure your spot. Looking forward to seeing you in the mountains! Contact us today.

Long-Distance Walking Workshops

Join Mark Flagler this summer for a full day, long-distance walking workshop in Ireland, at one of the workshops listed below.

Long-Distance Hiking & Adventure Photos

Photographs of my long distance hiking trips and treks around the world (2001-present)

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