Prince William’s Seat

Difficulty: Easy. Time: 3 hours. Distance: 10.5 km. Equipment: runners, raincoat, water. Families: Not suitable for buggies. Rating: 4 stars. Reference: "Family Walks around Dublin", by Adrian Hendroff. This is a relatively easy walk and the 360 views at the summit of Prince William's Seat are breathtaking. We were treated to a magnificent panorama of … Continue reading Prince William’s Seat

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St. Anne’s Park and Clontarf Promenade

Location: North Dublin City. Difficulty: Easy. Time: 1 hr 45 mins (2 hrs 30 mins including beach). Distance: 8km (12km including beach). Equipment: Runners. Families: Buggy friendly. Rating: 4 stars. This week we took on a very familiar and much-loved walk just minutes from Dublin city centre. Starting at the car park (free at weekends) … Continue reading St. Anne’s Park and Clontarf Promenade

Slieve Foye

Location: Carlingford, Co. Louth. Difficutly: Moderate/Hard. Time: 3 hrs. Distance: 8.2 km. Equipment: Raincoat, hiking boots. Families: Not suitable for buggies. Rating: 5 stars. Reference: "Ireland's County High Points", by Kieron Gribbon. After failing at our previous attempt at bagging this peak due to horrendous weather, we were delighted to return for a second round. … Continue reading Slieve Foye

Poolbeg Lighthouse via Irishtown Nature Park

Location: 20 mins from Dublin City. Difficulty: Easy. Time: 2 hours. Distance: 10km. Equipment: runners, raincoat. Families: Suitable for buggies. Rating: 3.5 stars. Reference: "Family Walks around Dublin", by Adrian Hendroff. An easy out and back, flat walk offering expansive views of Dublin Bay and the Dublin Mountains, this walk is perfect for blowing off … Continue reading Poolbeg Lighthouse via Irishtown Nature Park

Lough Bray and Kippure

Location: Dublin / Wicklow border. Difficulty: Moderate / Hard. Time: 3 hrs. Distance: 10 km. Equipment: rain gear, hat, hiking boots. Families: Not suitable for buggies or young children. Rating: 4.5 stars. Reference: "Dublin & Wicklow - A Walking Guide", by Helen Fairbairn. This beautiful and somewhat challenging walk takes in two lakes and Kippure … Continue reading Lough Bray and Kippure

Cruagh Wood and Glendoo

Location: South Dublin. Difficulty: Moderate. Time: 3 hrs 15 minutes. Distance: 9.5km. Equipment: rain gear, runners or hiking boots if you want to take on Glendoo. Families: Cruagh Wood is buggy friendly. Rating: 4 stars. Reference: https://www.dublinmountains.ie/recreation_sites/cruagh_wood/ and Family Walks Around Dublin by Adrian Hendroff. The minute we arrived in Cruagh Wood carpark we were … Continue reading Cruagh Wood and Glendoo