Quick Reference Tables

Flat Walks

DistanceDublinWicklowOther Counties
<5kmPortrane to Donabate Cliff Walk (5 stars)
Ardgillan Castle (5 stars)
Marlay Park (5 stars)
Newbridge House and Farm (5 stars)
Cabinteely Park (4 stars)
St Catherine’s Park, Kildare (3.5 stars)
Kilkenny Castle and Nore Riverside (4 stars)
Balrath Woods, Co. Meath (3 stars)
5km to 10kmGlenasmole Reservoir loop (5 stars)
Dun Laoghaire Piers (4 stars)
St. Anne’s Park and Clontarf Promenade (4 stars)
National Botanic Gardens and Glasnevin Cemetery (5 stars)
War Memorial Gardens and IMMA (5 stars)
Phoenix Park – Papal Cross Loop (5 stars)
Phoenix Park – The Áras Loop (3 stars)
Malahide Park (5 stars)
Poolbeg Lighthouse via Irishtown Nature Park (3.5 stars)
Malahide to Portmarnock (3 stars)
Bray to Greystones (4 stars)Mullaghmeen Forest, Co. Westmeath (3.5 stars)
Donadea Forest Park, Kildare (4 stars)
Oldbridge House, Co. Louth (3.5 stars)
Carlingford Greenway, Omeath to Carlingford (2.5 stars)
10km to 15kmRoyal Canal Way – Castleknock to Drumcondra (3 stars)
Swords to Malahide (2.5 stars)
Vartry Reservoir (5 stars)
Blessington Greenway (4 stars)

Hilly Walks

DistanceDublinWicklowOther Counties
<5kmKilliney Hill (5 stars)Bray Head (4.5 stars)
5km to 10kmHowth – Green Loop (4.5 stars)
Tibradden (4.5 stars)
Cruagh Wood and Glendoo (4 stars)
Seefin and Seefingan (4 stars)
Ticknock – Fairy Castle Loop (4 stars)
Hell Fire Club and Massy’s Wood (3.5 stars)
Slievethoul and Lugg (2 stars)
Scarr Mountain (4.5 stars)
Luggala (Fancy Mountain) (4.5 stars)
Lugnagun and Sorrel Hill (4 stars)
Maulin Mountain and Crone Wood (4 stars)
The Devil’s Glen (4 stars)
The Great Sugar Loaf (4 stars)
The Spinc (white loop), Glendalough (4 stars)
Glen of the Downs Loop (3.5 stars)
Slieve Foye, Carlingford (5 stars)
Rooskey Loop, Carlingford (2.5 stars)
Annaloughan Forest Loop, Louth (1 star)
10km to 15kmHowth Cliff Walk (Purple Route) (4.5 stars)
Prince William’s Seat (4 stars)
Lead Mines Chimney and Carrickgollogan (4.5 stars)
Tonelagee Mountain (5 stars)
Derrybawn Mountain (5 stars)
Lough Bray and Kippure (4.5 stars)
Djouce Mountain (4 stars)

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Scarr Mountain

Difficulty: Moderate Time: 2.5 hours Distance: 6.5km Equipment: water, hiking boots, raincoat, hat, scarf, gloves Families: Not suitable for buggies Rating: 4.5 stars Thankfully, this turned out to be reasonably straightforward out and back. We were really winging it with this one. We found what we imagined would be a manageable route on our OSI … Continue reading Scarr Mountain

Black Hill, Kilbeg, Co. Wicklow

Difficulty: Easy Time: 1.5 hours Distance: 5km Equipment: water, hiking boots, raincoat Rating: 4 stars Reference: Eastwest Mapping “The Dublin and North Wicklow Mountains” map This is a very straightforward out and back route to Black Hill summit. There is parking for maybe 15 cars at the start of the trail at Ballynultagh Gap. The … Continue reading Black Hill, Kilbeg, Co. Wicklow

Corona Special – Less Populated Walks

For those of you looking to get out there and enjoy Ireland’s beautiful scenery and similtaneously practice social distancing, we’ve made a list of all the walks we’ve done that were sparsely populated. All the walks are within an hour driving distance from Dublin. It’s worth noting that we did all of these walks on … Continue reading Corona Special – Less Populated Walks

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