CHA, the Countrywide Hillwalkers Association, is one of the longest established walking club in Ireland. It was founded in 1922 and is Dublin based. Most of our walks take place in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains every Saturday. But CHA walks are by no means confined to this area. We also organise a number of walks throughout the year in many parts of the island of Ireland, from Co.Kerry, to Connemara, to the Mountains of Mourne, to the Knockmealdown Mountains.
The aim of the Countrywide Hillwalkers Association is to bring together people who enjoy walking or hiking and discovering more about the countryside about us. This encourages healthy exercise in a pleasant social environment.
Outside Ireland, the Countrywide Hillwalkers Association regularly hill walk in Britain, including the Lake District, Scotland and Wales. CHA also arrange hiking holidays in Europe once every two years. In recent years we have visited Austria, France, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland and Slovenia.
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You are encouraged to browse the pages on the top menubar to find detailed information of our walks and membership. You can visit out extensive gallery of photographs of the areas we have walked through in recent years. In the sidebar there is information on upcoming social events and reports on a few of our walks. If what we do would suit your requirements for walking or hiking, do please contact us through email and we will arrange to meet you at one of our walking venues so you can come walking with us. The email address can be found on the ’Membership’ page.
Visit the CHA Gallery to see some of the beautiful wild Co. Wicklow and Co. Dublin mountain scenery that is the backdrop to our regular Saturday walks or hikes. The changing photographs at the top of each page have all been taken by members in areas where CHA regularly walks or has visited on club holidays