About Wayfarers

Welcome to the website for the Wayfarers Association hiking and hillwalking club. We have about 300 members, mainly from the Dublin region but also from all corners of the country. As we are a mainly Dublin-based club, we do most of our walking in the Wicklow and Dublin mountains area, but we also take regular trips to other parts of Ireland.

Each Sunday we have four hikes, a Short Hike of 14-16km, an Intermediate Hike which is usually 15-19km, and a Long Hike, usually 19km-plus and geared towards those who like a tougher day in the mountains and which requires a high level of fitness.  We also have an Intermediate Plus Hike, which is intended to be a similar distance to the Long Hike, but taken at a more moderate pace. Each hike is led by a club member.

Club members are involved in a wide range of hillwalking, hiking, climbing activities, and also frequently organise trips away.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and, if you are interested in joining the Wayfarers, we would be delighted to hear from you. We organise Introductory Hikes from time to time for people who are interested in hiking and are thinking of joining the club. Anyone over 18 is welcome to join or join us for an Introductory Hike. 

If you’re interested in joining the club, we have instructions here

New to Hiking?

We’ve all had to start somewhere!

We have members who’ve hiked and climbed all over the world, but at some stage in their lives they were the newbies who turned up with less than perfect gear and a slight tinge of nervousness. We love introducing new people to hiking, and we pride ourselves on our efforts to welcome new members and give them the training and encouragement they need.

We produced this starter pack so that you can get to know our club and our activities a little better. If you are interested in hiking with us, read the information below and then get in touch with our Secretary at wayfarersassociation@gmail.com . Please note that our walks and membership are open to Over-18s only.

We also use a members-only website for communicating with members, so bear in mind that this website shows only a small glimpse of the activities of our club.