Walking Guides and Trips

Tinahely Photo
Mangan's Lane Photo
Kyle Loop Photo
Mangan's Lane Photo
Kyle Loop, Tinahely
by Joe_King on Apr 09, 2014
Tinahely, Wicklow, Ireland
Walking | 11.1 miles
A nice day's walk around the Kyle Loop, one of a number of excellent walking trails developed near the village of Tinahely, A great way to get a taste of the lesser visited south Wicklow area.
Ashtown Railway Station Photo
Ashtown Village Photo
The 10th Lock Photo
Following the towpath Photo
Royal Canal: Ashtown to Maynooth
by Joe_King on May 04, 2013
Ashtown, Leinster, Ireland
Walking | 12.5 miles
A long but flat trip along the banks of the Royal Canal from Ashtown in west Dublin to Maynooth in County Kildare. Usually forms the first stage of the Royal Canal Way waymarked walk.
Sandymount DART station Photo
Sandymount Village Photo
Sandymount Village Photo
Sandymount Strand Photo
Great South Wall
by Joe_King on Dec 10, 2012
Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Walking | 7.6 miles
There and back route from Sandymount DART station.
Portmarnock DART station Photo
Baldoyle Bay Photo
Brent Geese Photo
Brent Geese Photo
Portmarnock to Malahide
by Joe_King on Oct 27, 2012
Portmarnock, Leinster, Ireland
Walking | 8.5 miles
This trip also appears as the Portmarnock to Malahide guide.
Bray Railway Station Photo
Bray Railway Station Photo
Bray Railway Station Photo
Bray Railway Station Photo
Bray Head
by Joe_King on Jun 23, 2012
Bray, Leinster, Ireland
Walking | 6.4 miles
GPS track for the Bray Head Guide.A quick spin up to the cross on the Head then over to the summit before descending to the cliff path and back to Bray.
Malahide Photo
High tide can be a problem... Photo
First sight of Malahide Estuary Photo
Commuter train Photo
by Joe_King on Feb 14, 2011
Malahide, Leinster, Ireland
Walking | 13.4 miles
A low level walk around the Malahide estuary and then along the cliffs between Donabate and Portrane makes for a less frequented alternative to Howth.A bright winter's day is a great time to do this walk if you are interested in wildlife as many migratory birds occupy the upper end of the estuary at this time.Starting in Malahide, the trail follows the coastal path around the Broadmeadow Estuary passing under the M1...
Main Street, Shankill Photo
Crossing the M11 Photo
Fassaroe Cross Photo
Killiney and Howth Photo
Shankill to The Scalp via Carrickgollogan
by Joe_King on Oct 16, 2010
Shankill, Dublin, Ireland
Walking | 7.2 miles
This trip is now available as an EveryTrail Guide: Shankill to Scalp.An afternoon's walk roughly following the Dublin Mountains Way from Shankill to The Scalp taking in Rathmichael Woods, the Lead MInes Chimney at Ballycorus and the summit of Carrickgollogan.The walk starts on the Main Street in Shankill at Brady's Pub and follows the lanes behind the pub across the M11 motorway and into Rathmichael. Walking up Rathmichael Lane the trail passes a...
Dun Laoghaire Photo
Dun Laoghaire Baths Photo
Mothership by Rachael Joynt Photo
Sandycove from Scotsman's Bay Photo
Dun Laoghaire to Dalkey and Killiney
by Joe_King on Jul 16, 2010
Dún Laoghaire, IE., Ireland
Walking | 7.0 miles
A walk along the most scenic part of the southern side of Dublin Bay finishing with a visit to one of Killiney's best kept secrets.The walk starts at Dun Laoghaire, location of the largest man-made harbour in the world (see: Dun Laoghaire Harbour) and follows Scotsman's Bay towards Sandycove home to the famous Forty Foot bathing area and Martello Tower. The Martello Towers were built between 1804 and 1805 to defend Ireland...
The Scalp Photo
Barnaslingan Photo
Barnaslingan Photo
Barnaslingan Photo
The Scalp and Carrickgollogan
by Joe_King on Mar 27, 2010
Kiltiernan, Dublin, Ireland
Walking | 3.6 miles
A short walk encompassing a site of geological interest, an historic mine and culminating with a panoramic view of the Dublin and Wicklow mountains, this area has been a popular walking destination for Dubliners for many generations. The Scalp The Scalp is a narrow rocky pass formed by an Ice Age glacial overflow. The glacier has left its mark: the hillside is strewn with boulders making it a geologists' (and rockclimbers') dream. It is...
Railway Photo
Dun Laoghaire Harbour Photo
The West Pier Photo
Boat Photo
Dún Laoghaire Harbour
by Joe_King on Mar 07, 2010
Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
Walking | 5.7 miles
Dun Laoghaire Harbour encloses some 102 hectares of water and is the largest man-made harbour in the world. The East Pier, built between 1817 and 1823, is 1,300m long and the West Pier, built between 1820 and 1827, is 1,548m long. The harbour was designed by Scotsman John Rennie, one of the greatest engineers of the greatest engineering eras, also responsible for many important works including London Bridge and London Docks.
The Point Photo
Dublin Port Photo
Ringsend Church Photo
River Dodder at Ringsend Photo
The Point to Marlay Park
by Joe_King on Feb 11, 2010
North Wall, Dublin, Ireland
Walking | 9.3 miles
Am enjoyable half-day's walk through the Southside of Dublin from Dublin Port to the trailhead of the Wicklow Way at Marlay Park. The route follows the River Dodder, one of the main tributaries of the River Liffey, for approximately one third of its course before passing through the suburban village of Rathfarnham with its historic castle and St Enda's Park, former home of the patriot Pádraig Pearse. It takes in many of the Southside's best parks, including Herbert Park,...
Stepping Stones at Bushy Park Photo
Waterfall, Bushy Park Photo
Steps, Bushy Park Photo
Bushy Park Photo
Bushy Park
by Joe_King on Jan 30, 2010
Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland
Walking | 2.2 miles
A pleasant hour's stroll around one of Dublin City's best parks. Bushy Park is on two levels: the upper level is open parkland and the lower level, which forms part of the floodplain of the River Dodder, is mainly through mature woodland. The walk briefly exits the park to follow the pathway along the Dodder, which is one of the tributaries of the River Liffey. The park has numerous public amenities including a...


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