Hike into the night!

Walk The Line for Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team

Walk the Line is a fund-raising event for the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team which will take place on Saturday 23rd March 2024, starting mid afternoon and running into the night. **Click below to register for 2024 event**


Walk the Line consists of two route options: a 22 km long route and a shorter 11 km route. Both loops start and finish at the GAP (the Glencullen Adventure Park), just up the road from Johnnie Fox’s Pub.  The event aims to cater for both the seasoned hill-walkers and more novice walkers who want to give the hills a try with a super route around the Dublin Mountains.  With this in mind, we offer the option of being guided along the route by Rescue Team members or self-navigation for the more adventurous among you. Either way you will have the opportunity to see Dublin laid out below you at night from the unique vantage point of the Dublin Mountains. See our Course Route section for details on both options. Registration is now open- click here to go directly to the registration page.

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The Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team

Mountain Rescue in the Dublin & Wicklow Mountains spans back as far as the year 1966.

The team ethos was and still is: “mountaineers helping other mountaineers who get into difficulty”. These mountaineers came from An Óige and were highly trained to carry out a rescue service to the mountaineering community.
The Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team was formed in May 1984 with the original membership made up of these highly trained rescuers from An Oige. So although the Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team celebrated it’s 30th Birthday in 2014, we are proud to be associated with mountain rescue for the last 48 years.

The Dublin/Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team carry out a 24/7 rescue service to those who find themselves lost and or injured in the mountains. It costs on average €60,000 to run our team on a yearly basis. We get a government grant of €14,000 and the rest of the money has to be raised by relying on donations and fund-raising events.

The average number of call-outs per year is now 80-100 but 2022 saw us exceed this with us responding to in excess of 110+ call outs, making this our busiest year to date and making us one of the busiest teams in the country.

For more information about the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team check their website here.

Another sucessful event

Walk The Line 2023 was our biggest to date with a great venue and fantastic weather. WTL 2024 will take place on Saturday 23rd of March 2024 and registration is open.


All race imagery are on our WTL Facebook page – so please visit, ‘like’ and ‘follow’. For those not on FB, we have a feed of the latest WTL Facebook posts on this site as well.

Change to ticket pricing

Participants will pay for a ticket only and will not be asked to collect sponsorship.

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