Our Commitment to Safety

At Two Rock Outdoor, safety, above all is our number 1 priority. In everyday life, there are risks. In outdoor activities the characteristics that make a fulfilling and rewarding experience may also contribute to the risk involved. There are ways you can manage and even greatly reduce risk.

Here’s some of what we do to manage risk in our day to day operations.


  • Safety in the hills
  • Covid-19 Updates
  • Covid Safety - Measures taken by us
  • Covid Safety - What we ask from of our customers
  • Transport

Safety In the Hills

What we feel is of high importance here, is ensuring you are where you want to be. Everyone experiences the hills differently, has different reasons why they hike and everyone seeks a different outcome. We guarantee that your guide will always be qualified, minimum qualification of Summer Mountain Leader and first aid trained. 

Reasons for visiting the uplands can vary in form, you could be searching for tranquillity or companionship, adventure or solace. We believe, accurately describing what we offer is one thing we can do here. In our hike descriptions we aim to provide as accurate a description as possible for every hike.

Curiosity hike - these relatively short hikes are a way to assess your ability and equipment. We run these a handful of times per year so booking early is a must. It’s an opportunity to get out with a qualified, experienced mountain leader and ask them anything. If you are unsure, we highly advise getting in contact with us before booking onto one of our moderate or strenuous hikes - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Covid-19 Updates

10 May 2021

We are now running hikes! According to, outdoor organised events can now take place with up to 15 people in attendance and inter-county travel is allowed.

We are taking a number of measures to ensure both you (our clients) and the safety of ourselves is our number one priority and Covid-19 is no exception. We plan on opening our business very gradually, keeping numbers low (No more than 12 people for our Calendar hikes and 15 people for private bookings).

Some measures include;

   - Wearing of face coverings on greeting at the start of the hike
   - Hand sanitiser gel is available in both our vehicle before we hike and carried with us on the hill
   - We are offering discounts for private and group bookings
   - We have renewed our Fáilte Ireland Covid Safety charter so we are up to date and will follow all guidelines for industry providers

Please do not attend if you have a fever and any of the following symptoms:
- New cough
- Shortness of breath
- Loss or changes to your sense of smell

On 29 June we will evaluate again in line with government advice.

Thank you for your understanding.

29 April 2021

From May 10 according to outdoor organised events can take place with up to 15 people in attendance. Also, from May 10, inter-county travel will be allowed. So we are delighted to announce from this date we will be running our full calendar of hike and will also be taking private bookings for this date onwards. We look forward to returning to the hills with you for reflection, escapism, sharing stories and plans for future endeavours as we enjoy the challenges, rewards and beauty offered by the Irish uplands.

12 March 2021

We will be not be running hikes for the moment, as per the Government directive. We plan to run some hikes from April in accordance with Phase 4 of the Resilience and Recovery Path when there is expected to be some easing of restrictions on outdoor activities and if there is an extension of the current 5km limit. We will continually review the situation and update regularly as the situation evolves, we will continue operate within the official guidelines.

January 2021

We have completed and obtained Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Charter. This is Government endorsed guidelines and training provided by Fáilte Ireland for the tourism sector in Ireland. So along with keeping an close eye on Government guidelines we agree to; in our vehicles and on the hills adhere to all Covid-19 Safety & Hygiene best practices in line with Government, Fáilte Ireland and Mountaineering Irelands' guidelines.

Covid Safety - Measures Taken By Us

1. To Include facemasks and additional gloves in our first-aid kit.

2. Carry hand sanitizer or some means of washing our hands.

3. Use a facemask for times when physical distancing is not possible.

4. Minimise sharing of equipment.

5. After hillwalking we are quarantining our equipment for 72 hours, or washing it appropriately, before going out again.

6. Maintaining physical/social distancing of 2 metres as per government guidance

These are subject to change and can be amended to fall in line with HSE guidelines

For further guidelines and information follow the links below:

Covid Safety - What we ask from all of our customers  

We ask that you please not attend any of our hikes if you are experiencing any of the symptoms of COVID-19.

We ask all customers to read the below questions the day prior to joining a hike– If you answer YES to any of the below questions please contact us immediately and we can discuss booking options

1. Do you have symptoms of cough, fever, high temperature, sore throat, runny nose, breathlessness or flu like symptoms now or in the past 14 days?

2. Have you been diagnosed with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection in the last 14 days?

3. Are you a close contact of a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days (i.e. less than 2 metres for more than 15 minutes altogether in 1 day)?

4. Have you been advised by a doctor to self-isolate at this time?

5. Have you been advised by a doctor to cocoon at this time?


At the time of writing this (Feb 2021) we are currently in a level 5 lockdown. What does that mean for our transport service?

We currently cannot provide a transport service under current guidelines except for private bookings

Current guidelines are to avoid public transport except for essential journeys

It is a requirement that you wear a face covering when travelling on our transport service at the current time.

*All stats, figures and guidelines were correct at time of writing Feb 2021