What is it?
Sport Hillwalking Day occurs each year in June on the longest Saturday. It is the official day to celebrate Sport Hillwalking, the competitive upland sport born in Ireland, and is part of Mountains & High Points Week.
Sport Hillwalking Day is also part of our wider #JuneUplandWalk theme.
We invite individuals, walking guides, clubs, event organisers and local businesses to get involved by organising their own formal and informal visits to Sport Hillwalking locations throughout Ireland and and to share their stories, photos and videos on social media using the hashtag #SportHillwalkingDay.
When is it?
Saturday 18th June 2022
Sport Hillwalking Day takes place each year in June on the longest Saturday of the year so participants can make best use of the daylight hours available on that day. This is always the Saturday closest to the Summer Solstice and is part of Mountains & High Points Week.
Where is it?
Sport Hillwalking Day takes place all over Ireland. There are 355 Irish Sport Hillwalking locations. No matter where you are in Ireland, you are less than 50km from your closest mountain or High Point.
Please share your stories, photos and videos from Sport Hillwalking Day on social media using the hashtag #SportHillwalkingDay.
If you are planning to visit any of the Sport Hillwalking locations, please be aware that Highpointeering, rambling, hill-walking, hiking, mountaineering, mountain running and cycling are risk sports. High Point Ireland, Kieron Gribbon (the website's author and founder of High Point Ireland) and Donard Media (the website's publisher) accept no responsibility for any injury, loss or inconvenience sustained by anyone using this website. Personal safety is entirely the participant's own responsibility.
The inclusion of locations on the official list of Sport Hillwalking locations is based entirely on each location's ability to qualify as a mountain or High Point. It should not be assumed that access is permitted to any of these locations. High Point Ireland, Kieron Gribbon and Donard Media recommend that anyone planning to visit Sport Hillwalking locations should check for potential access restrictions and to request permission from the relevant landowner(s) in advance.