- Most public amenities, parks and trails have now reopened. However, it is worth checking in advance to avoid disappointment
- Make sure to get a weather forecast and bring appropriate clothing and footwear for the conditions. Be prepared to turn around in bad weather and be particularly aware of the risks of wind and rain on a mountain and coastal trails
- Park responsibly in designated areas — do not block roads or gates that may be needed by farmers or emergency services.
- Do not light fires or place portable barbecues on the ground — or better still, don’t use barbecues at all!
- If bins are full or not available, take ALL your rubbish away with you — including biodegradable waste.
- Be considerate of other trail users. Follow social distance and other public health guidelines. Keep dogs under control, ideally on a leash, and collect and
dispose of dog litter properly.
John Healy has been working with Cork’s Cope Foundation, developing their latest fund-raising campaign, 5 Peaks 1 Week.