AUTUMN EVENTS IN WICKLOW MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
Issued 7th August 2009
A whole host of activities will be taking place in Wicklow Mountains National Park this Autumn.
11 am Sunday 9th August 2009
Take a safari through the amazing world of bugs. Bring a jar with a lid to help examine the mini-beasts. Much loved by children and adults alike.
Family friendly, although not suitable for buggies. Booking is essential. Bookings taken from Saturday 25th July only.
FAMILY BAT LECTURE & WALK
Thursday 13th August 2009
This bat evening starts at 7.45pm with a interactive talk about bats at our Education Centre entertaining for both children and adults.
At 8.30pm we shall head over to the Information Office for a bat walk. (Bring insect repellent and a torch.)
Participants are welcome to come to either or both event. Booking is not required - all are welcome.
FAMILY HERITAGE TREASURE HUNT (for www.heritageweek.ie)
Between 10 am & 4 pm Sunday 23rd August 2009
This Family Treasure Hunt takes place around the lawns of Glendalough. Each team shall consist of no more than two adults and four children. There is a €5 donation (or higher) per team to Glen of Imaal Mountain Rescue www.wicklowmountainrescue.ie.
Each team, on signing in at the National Park Information Office shall receive a complete set of Wicklow Mountains National Park leaflets and a set of clues.
The treasure hunt should only take about an hour, and teams can start at any time, provided their answers are handed back into the Information Office by 4 p.m. The winning team shall receive a €50 book token. Participants can sign in between 10am & 3pm.
Booking would be appreciated, but is not essential
HERITAGE WALK (for www.heritageweek.ie)
11 am Sunday 30th August 2009
A gentle walk around the valley of Glendalough with a National Park Guide looking at the natural heritage there. Participants should wear suitable footwear for venturing off track.
Aimed at adults but also suitable for secondary aged children with an interest in natural history. Booking is essential. Bookings taken from Saturday 15th August only.
TREE IDENTIFICATION WALK
11 am Saturday 5th September 2009
Learn how to identify trees and discover their history, folklore, ecology and uses.
Participants should wear suitable footwear for venturing off track.
Aimed at adults but also suitable for secondary aged children with an interest in natural history. Not suitable for buggies. Booking is essential. Bookings taken from
Saturday 22nd August only.
Between 11 am & 4 pm Saturday 10th October 2009
Take a walk in Glendalough, and stop en route to see the deer. The National Parks & Wildlife Service
Guides shall have telescopes set up between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. with Guides on hand to discuss the deer and their ecology.
Directions to the telescopes can be got at the Information Office. Getting to the scopes will involve a hike, but shall be along one of the way-marked routes. Please note, that participants will not be escorted on the walk.
Suitable for all ages. Booking is not required. Hiking boots and rain gear are recommended.
To book, please phone: The Information Office on 0404 45425.