Women and the Wild: Exploring the Emerald Isle

With stunning natural landscapes at every turn and an exhilarating adventure around every corner, it’s no surprise that holidaymakers are choosing to cross the Irish sea for their own action-packed getaway. Nothing should hold you back from experiencing nature in all its glory – so whether you’re male or female, young or more mature, make sure exploring Ireland’s wilderness is on your itinerary this August.

From experienced thrill-seekers to curious sight-seers, Ireland is the perfect place to help you feed your need for adventure. With National Women’s Equality Day on the horizon, adventure holiday experts from excursion companies such as Wilderness Ireland bring you the best white-knuckle activities to experience on the Emerald Isle. Ladies with an unquenchable thirst for adventure will need these top tips for exploration to help you plan your next trip.

Hike the jagged headlands

There’s nothing more rewarding than the superb coastal views of Irish peninsulas. For a hike like no other, challenge yourself to the coast-to-coast across this spectacular island. From the staggering 700 ft high Cliffs of Moher to the panorama of the Atlantic Ocean from the cliff tops of the Aran Islands, Ireland proudly boasts some of the world’s most serene scenes – and you won’t want to miss out.

Sea kayak along the coast

Sea kayak along the coast

If you’re getting excited about stretching your sea legs, there’s exhilaration aplenty when you explore the wild waters by kayak. Take to the open water for an adrenaline-filled afternoon of tackling the waves, where you can discover sea caves, islands and coastal coves – as well as getting up close and personal with some of the most spectacular sea creatures.

Ride through rugged mountain ranges

If you’re more at home on land, a ride through Ireland’s mountain ranges will show you this breathtaking country at its finest. Traverse beautiful peninsulas or challenge yourself to the ascent of mountain passes, where you can work up a sweat and be rewarded with unparalleled views. Whether you’re cycling through Connemara National Park or exploring the entire 202 miles of the western Irish coast, you won’t forget your ride around Ireland in a hurry.

Delve into the depths of history

Delve into the depths of history

Whether your getaway is based in the Republic or Northern Ireland, you’ll find yourself faced with fascinating history and rich heritage. Get up close and personal with Northern Ireland’s ancient volcanic eruption as you clamber across County Antrim’s Giant’s Causeway, or why not climb the steps of the legendary landmark Blarney Stone? From daring to explore the haunted Castle Bernard in Kinnity to immersing yourself in the local culture by learning Gaelic, Ireland is bursting with opportunities to try something new.

Whether you’re an amateur adventurer or an intrepid explorer, Ireland is a haven of adventure. Get up close and personal with nature this National Women’s Equality Day, and visit this isle of outstanding beauty. Sleep under the stars in style or rest your weary legs in a traditional manor house, but whatever you do, make sure this beautiful country is on your agenda this August!

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