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KMH walks feature a mixture of hillwalking and mindful walking elements.
On such selected walks, we practise walking in a variety of weathers, on varied terrain at different paces.
Some sections of the routes will be over tough moorland terrain and broken ground,
ascending hills and climbing mountains occasionally over steep ground.
Often we do stop for short breaks to catch our breath; to admire the mountains, nature and wildlife;
to take pictures; to talk to each other; to relax and have a snack or lunch break.
Pic: Muckross, Killarney National Park
When we practice hillwalking, in a natural way we activate some aspects of mindfulness, like:
as we walk at a comfortable pace.
Pic: Shehy Mountain
This exercise will improve our fitness, stamina, and the performance of the heart and lungs; it will help us to cope with stress, and lower our blood pressure. It is an effective way to strengthen the immune system and to manage our moods, depression and anxiety. It also helps us to control our body weight.
It will encourage us to feel younger and stronger. It will enable us to face tough decisions and everyday stresses with greater fortitude. And do not forget the social aspect of walking in a group and the many benefits which it confers.
After a walk, you might feel a little bit tired, but have the impression that time passed quickly and have a feeling of happiness and well-being. Those are the signs that you enjoyed thoroughly the walk.
Pic: Carrauntoohil and Beenkeragh
Gear advisable for comfort, safety and to cope with Irish weather and mountain terrain:
Pic: Caherconree, Dingle Peninsula
ACCESS POLICY - LEAVE NO TRACE
KMH adheres to Mountaineering Ireland access policy when hillwalking: