We're delighted to announce the second instalment of our annual fundraising event!
This will be a sponsored, guided hike to the peak of Tonelagee in the Wicklow Mountains on Saturday 17th June. We are thrilled and very grateful that this hike will be led by qualified hiking leaders Maria O'Loughlin and Zef Klinkenbergh.
At 817 metres high, Tonelagee is the third highest peak in the Wicklow Mountains and a steep climb with abundant bog close to the summit. The route is approximately 12 km and we expect it to take 4-6 hours to complete.
All participants must be fit, experienced hill-walkers, aged over 18 and willing to raise a minimum of €100 for our Barnacullian Ridge peatland restoration project.
This year all funds raised through Reach the Peak will support our peatland restoration work with the NPWS rangers at the Barnacullian Ridge in the Wicklow Mountains.
There are an estimated 343 hectares of extremely de-vegetated peatland in the Wicklow Mountains. Without vegetation the bare peat simply blows or washes away, causing downstream pollution or carbon loss.
In 2022, our volunteers helped NPWS rangers on a number of new peatland restorations sites by spreading heather seed and building small timber dams. Over time this will help re-vegetate and re-wet the bare peat. Find out more here.
This summer, we are continuing and expanding this work on the Barnacullian Ridge restoration site, which we will get to pass on this route. By taking part in this sponsored hike you will be helping to restore the very mountains on which we will walk!
If you would like to take part please register your interest using the form below.