Wednesday, October 13, 2021

For the ‘Peak Bagging: County Tops Challenge’, Outdooractive, Europe’s largest digital outdoor tourism platform, has identified the highest place in each county, together with a range of walks of different levels of difficulty for everyone to enjoy. People can find their nearest peak and then ‘bag’ more as they explore the country. Take a look at your local walks at:

The highest point in Co Kildare is the romantically named Cupidstown Hill which stands at 378 metres. It’s almost twice as high as the H8ill of fallen which many people believe is the county’s highest point.  Cupidstown Hill is lesser known than other summits in Kildare as it is dwarfed by nearby mountains such as Kippure. It is just above the village of Kilteel, and is the 872nd highest summit in Ireland.

Sarah Beckworth of Outdooractive exins: “Peplaak bagging is a fantastic pastime and great way to discover more of the UK and set yourself a challenge. For each historic county we have identified a selection of walks that can take you to the summit (or near to it if it’s on private land). Simply download the app to become part of the Outdooractive community, register for the challenge and follow the route using your phone as a sat-nav.”

The Peak Bagging: County Tops Challenge is supported with prizes by the outdoor brand Vango. The company was established in the West of Scotland and has a strong reputation for lightweight hiking tents and high-performance equipment. Over the last few years, it has seen increasing interest from newbies that want easy to put up, weatherproof tents. Its inflatable AirBeam technology has removed the need for complicated poles and reduced the time for setup. The new Earth Collection features tents, sleeping bags and rucksacks made of recycled single-use plastics – over 8m plastics bottles in the 2022 range!

To encourage more people to get outdoors, Vango is offering a chance to enter into a draw to win a prize bundle from its Earth Collection which includes a Vango trekking tent, sleeping bag and mat and an Ultralite Cook Kit and Wrath rucksack to help them on their future adventures.

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