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ADVICE & SAFETY - Inishowen Tourism Office, Buncrana
ADVICE & SAFETY
Company: Inishowen Tourism
Contact: Inishowen Tourism
Address: Railway Road, Buncrana
Location: Inishowen Tourism Office, Buncrana
Tel: 00353 74 9362600
Choose your walk carefully
Always take into consideration the fitness levels of the members of your family or group. Make sure the walk is achievable in the time allowed and make sure to leave plenty of time for stops along the way. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to be back.
Check the weather
Our climate makes it a great place for walking all year round, and many of Ireland’s landscapes exude a special beauty in the autumn and winter months.
But remember the temperature and the conditions can change quickly when you're in the outdoors - so always check the weather forecast before you set out to make sure there is nothing unexpected around the corner.
For the latest weather news from the Irish Meteorological Service, visit www.met.ie.
What to bring
• A good map
• A torch and whistle
• A warm hat and gloves
• A first aid kit
• Strong walking boots and socks (with a spare pair of socks).
• Shorts, sunhat, sunscreen and sunglasses (for sunny days)
• A day sack to carry food and extra clothing
• Water bottle and thermos flask
• Walking poles if you need them and know how to use them
• Warm trousers, warm sweaters and spares
• Adhere to the Leave No Trace code of ethics at all times:
• Plan ahead and prepare
• Be considerate of others
• Respect farm animals and wildlife
• Travel and camp on durable ground
• Leave what you find
• Dispose of waste properly
• Minimise the effects of fire
Much land is in private ownership and access is only available with the goodwill and tolerance of the owner. Whilst most landowners do not object to recreational users on their land, some do. So always comply with a landowner's wishes.
Sunrise and sunset
Check the times of both so you are not setting out or returning in the dark. Always plan to finish your walk while there is still plenty of light.