Five Dublin Walks Perfect For A Sunday Afternoon - Dublin Visitor Centre

Five Dublin Walks Perfect For A Sunday Afternoon

No plans for the day?

We all have some New Year’s resolutions and at least we try to keep them for as long as possible! One of my challenges is to be more active. I know the gym might not always work… but how about a good walk?

It’s a good option to help us leave the couch and check out the natural beauty around the country! Below we created a list of walking spots not too far away from Dublin which might be perfect for your next adventure.

We’re sure you’ll find something you’ll like

1. Howth

This loop is one of four which starts at the DART (train) Station in the heart of the village. You are taken along the harbour before climbing away from the village around the Nose of Howth and onto the clifftops. Take in the stunning views of Lambay Island and Ireland’s Eye, and be overwhelmed by the heady scent of coconut from the bright yellow gorse on the heath. The Baily Lighthouse – the last of Ireland’s lighthouses to become automated – comes into view before you ascend towards the car park at ‘The Summit’ and return to Howth Village along a path running parallel to your outward route.


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2. Bray to Greystones

One of the highlights of walking in Wicklow. This linear walk takes you from Bray to Greystones along the stunning coastal path. The path is well maintained and you can return by light rail (DART) to the start point. Greystones has plenty to offer the hungry walker after beautiful views and a range of marine wildlife.  From Bray start, there is a path leading to the top of Bray Head offering stunning views of the Irish Sea, The Wicklow Mountains and Bray


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3. The Great South Wall

The Poolbeg Lighthouse Walk is a gorgeous coastal walk that’ll blow off the thickest of cobwebs. This walk takes you 4km out into the middle Dublin Bay along the Great South Wall. So expect it to be pretty cold and windy.


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4. The Dooder Walk

If you want to take a walk along the River Dodder from a different direction, there’s the very easy-going route from Bushy Park to the Dropping Well in Terenure.

This 3.5 m walk takes you through weeping willows, canals and bridges that dot the river. This leisurely trail will take you down to Dartry and you can even go to Clonskeagh if you decide to continue further.


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5. Carrickgollogan Forest Walk

There are two walking trails in the wood and the Dublin Mountains Way also has its route through Carrickgollogan. The Lead Mines Way (2 kms, 40mins, easy) is a gentle stroll through the forest and leads you to a the old lead mines chimney; The Mountain Acces Route (0.5kms, 30mins, moderate) is a linear trail that takes you to the top of Carrickgollogan hill with breathtaking views of the Dublin, Wicklow countryside and the Irish sea.


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