Acceptable Hiking boots
For the first two hikes of each semester we allow students to wear runners so they can see if they enjoy hiking in the Irish Mountains before money is spent on Hiking boots. On the third hike, proper hiking boots are expected and those without unfortunately wont be allowed on the hike due to safety reasons. Trail runners are not hiking boots and are not properly designed for our unique off the beaten track terrains here in Ireland. Below I have attached pictures of what is and isn’t accepted. If you are thinking of hiking with us here at UCC and have hiking boots at home please do bring them with you, it will save you the hassle of having to buy some here. The first picture are wellies and are not hiking boots and are not allowed on hikes. Everything marked with a red X including the wellies are not considered hiking boots. Only the last image without a red X are allowed.
If there is any confusion regarding hiking boots, please do contact us in advance we are more than happy to help 😀