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Project Name
Ambles and Rambles
Adrian Nolan
Slate Cabin Lane, Woodside,
Sandyford, Dublin 18
Funding Criteria
Type: Individual / Sole Trader
Theme: Economic Development
Sub Theme: Rural Tourism
Funding: €21,800.95

Ambles and Rambles

The Promoter Adrian Nolan is a qualified walking group leader and mountain leader. The promoter also holds the relevant wilderness first aid qualifications. The promoter started Ambles and Rambles in July 2011 guiding people of all ages up and down the mountains. He is also a qualified mountain rescue operative.

Project outline

The promoter set out to introduce the walk on programme to transition year students in the Dublin and Wicklow area with the aim of helping students to gain the President’s Award. The students will be introduced to hill walking using a specially designed series of walks that will end up with them taking the Four Peaks Challenge. Students will be thought safety on the hills; map and compass reading and the principals of leave no Trace. The promoter sought assistance to buy a computer laptop and 20 pairs of jackets, fleeces, tee shirts, boots, over trousers, socks, compasses, rucksacks and other outdoor equipment. This will be rented at a nominal fee to students so everyone can avail of the walk on programme.


The promoter was successful in his application, with funding of €21,800.95 approved he has purchased the equipment and has expanded his business further catering for events and parties. The promoter also hopes to reach as many people as possible and help them become healthier, slimmer, have more energy and generally feel good about themselves. Whilst showing them the natural beauty that is on their doorstep.

Dublin Rural Leader guided us through the application process and enabled us to help students explore the Dublin Mountains while getting fit.
Adrian Nolan, Ambles and Rambles, Sandyford, Dublin 18

Ambles and Rambles

Ambles and Rambles

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What the community are saying

Dublin Rural Leader’s belief in our project and their assistance to access funding for equipment has enabled us to reach a higher end of the market.
Dublin Rural Leader guided us through the application process and enabled us to help students explore the Dublin Mountains while getting fit.
Dublin Rural Leader helped us access equipment funding to expand our production line. We are exporting to the USA and have our sights on China.