Malahide Park

Location: Co. Dublin. Difficulty: Easy. Time: 1 hr. Distance: 5km. Equipment: Runners. Families: Suitable for buggies. Rating: 5 stars. This is a glorious park walk. There's ample parking and although the three carparks were rammed with cars, the park itself didn't feel crowded. Malahide park offers lots of entertainment for families - a huge playground, … Continue reading Malahide Park

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Balrath Woods, Co. Meath

Difficulty: Easy. Time: 30 mins. Distance: 2km for the “long walk”. Equipment: Runners. Families: Suitable for buggies. Rating: 3 stars. Reference: http://balrathwoods.com/?page_id=37 We found this wood on a google search of the best walks in Meath. On the website there's a map offering 3 options - a long walk, a short walk and a nature … Continue reading Balrath Woods, Co. Meath

Annaloughan Forest Loop, Louth

Difficulty: Moderate. Time: 2.5 hours. Distance: 8km. Equipment: Hiking boots, long pants to protect you from the overgrowth. Families: Not suitable for buggies. Rating: 1 star for the waymarked route. Reference: https://www.discoverireland.ie/Activities-Adventure/annaloughan-loop/86143 This walk offers expansive views of Dundalk bay and beyond. However, the way marked route is extremely overgrown in parts. We started this … Continue reading Annaloughan Forest Loop, Louth

Blessington Greenway

Location: Co. Wicklow. Difficulty: Easy. Time: 1.5 hours each way. Distance: 6.5km each way. Equipment: Runners. Families: Suitable for buggies. Rating: 4 stars. Reference: Information board at Avon Ri and there’s free maps available at the activity centre. This is a linear walk from Avon Ri to Russborough House alongside Blessington lake. It boasts magnificent … Continue reading Blessington Greenway

Tonelagee Mountain

Location: Co. Wicklow. Difficulty: Difficult. Time: 3.5 hours. Distance: 10km. Equipment: Hiking boots. Families: Not suitable for buggies. Rating: 5 stars. Reference: http://www.wicklowwalks.com/tonelagee This mountain has taken the spot as our favourite hike of 2019! It provides an adventurous and somewhat challenging day out and the scenery is breathtaking. The route is described well on … Continue reading Tonelagee Mountain

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