Difficulty: Easy

Time: 1.5 hours

Distance: 6km

Equipment: water, raincoat, hat, scarf, gloves, doable in runners

Families: Not suitable for buggies

Rating: 4.5 stars

It’s about time that we wrote about Tibradden! We’ve done this walk many times and we love it. We prefer it to the surrounding walks in the Dublin mountains (Cruagh, Hell fire club, Tick nock) for two simple reasons:

  1. There’s loads of parking – we’ve never had a problem finding a parking space, even on busy days. We can’t say the same for the Hell Fire Club or Cruagh.
  2. The majority of this trail is on the summit so in one direction you’re walking towards rolling hills and on the way back you’re walking towards the expansive panorama of Dublin city.

In terms of navigation, a trained monkey could negotiate this walk. Just follow the way-markers, go as far as you like and come back the same way. It’s worth walking the whole summit, for the views of Bray head and the Sugarloaf at the end point.

Much of the summit trail is boardwalk
Our route
The start of the walk is clearly marked from the carpark
Follow the walking man
A cairn marks the peak of Tibradden
Views of Bray head and the Sugarloaf at the end of the summit

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