5 Hikes To Do Around Dublin
Now that Spring is in full swing (seriously, where did that sun come from!?), we’re taking to the outdoors for some fresh air, fun fitness and stunning views. Here are 5 trails not far from Dublin that you have to do over a sunny weekend.
This beautiful cliff walk gives you one of the best views of the Irish sea and it’s just a stones throw away from our fair city. From Bray to Greystones it’s 7km so about 2 hours and it’s an easy enough trail. You can always get the dart back again but we suggest refuelling in The Happy Pear and walking back again for a second dose of beauty.
2. Howth Head
Another cliff walk not far from Dublin city centre is the Howth head loop walk. There are various trails you can take from length (1.5 – 2.5 hours) to gradient with the max distance being 6km. The Baily Lighthouse perched on the edge of the cliff is sure to be the best Kodak moment on your mini adventure.
Located in Wicklow Mountains National Park, ‘The Valley Of The Two Lakes’ is one of Irelands busiest tourist attractions, and rightly so with those views! There are many different trails to tackle, but should you ascend to the peak, the effort is well worth it with the breathtaking view at the top.
4. Lough Tay
Known for it’s resemblance to a pint of the black stuff, the Guinness family imported the bright white sand for the northern side of the lake that sits on their estate. The 2km walk to the peak of Luggala Mountain is a bit boggy but when you get to the peak, you’ll be glad you made the hike.
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A slightly easier walk would be that of the North Bull Island trail. It’s 5km of pure coastline beauty, perfect for a Sunday stroll or a scenic run. It’s not hard but it’s just as beautiful as the mountains.
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