4 Beautiful Hikes For Your Bucket List

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When the sun is shining, Ireland is one of the most beautiful places to be. I have listed 4 Incredible Hikes to try, that are not too far from the fair city

some are more challenging then others, but all are, peaceful, blissfully Gorgeous walks and a great way to explore a little bit more of Ireland

Howth Cliff Walk

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One of my favourites, Howth Cliff Walk is the perfect day out with super easy access by DART and car with free parking.

You could start or finish the day with coffee & brunch, I recommend Marie Louise Tea Room it is divine.

This Hike is perfect for all levels of fitness, it take about 1.5- 2 hours and is 6KM up and back, on a very way-marked trail in great condition.

Experience fresh sea breezes with phenomenal views of the rugged coastline and cliffs, a panorama of Dublin Bay, and Howth Harbour and almost aerial view of both the Baily Lighthouse and Howth Harbour Lighthouse

Keep in mind that its busy on weekends when the weather is particularly good weather, and it will not be worth the effort in very foggy conditions. So if you can try get down there during the week.

Sugar Loaf Mountain

Sugar Loaf Mountain dominates the skyline as you drive south from Dublin into Wicklow. This unique mountains stands apart from the rest of the upland and is instantly recognisable by its shape.

This Hike is short and sweet and fairly challenging its roughly 2.5km walk and can take you anything from 30mins- 1 hour depending on your fitness level

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To get there it take 30 mins from Dublin, is a lovely drive and has great views as you come into it.

The route starts in a car park on Red Lane under a concrete arch. The obvious track leads you up onto a shoulder where the track turns right with loose rock underfoot. A steep climb brings you to the summit. With breaktaking views and a very peaceful silences. Return the same route.

Tickknock Fairy Gardens

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If you fancy something a little more challenging take to the trail at Ticknock Forest. Start at Carthy’s Green just off the Ballyedmonduff Road in Ballinteer, and hike through a stunning forest and take in all the wonderful fauna and wildlife.  

Take in the spectacular views as you climb up the Mountain where you will find the romantic Fairy Castle Ruins its an 8km walk taking you about 2 -2.5 hours

Some wonderful views all the way along the route, bring a packed lunch and take a seat on one of the rocks to take it all in.

Red Rock

This hikr is truely breathtaking it’s another part to Howth Cliff Walk, the other end entering the walk from Strand Road, Sutton. You can park at Martello which is a 5 minute walk to the start.

The popular cliff walk from Red Rock, Sutton passes the tower and circles the Peninsula past the Bailey lighthouse and back to Howth Harbour

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Depending on how far you walk round, there are two routes the scenic Cliff walk. Which takes 30-40 mins on a beautiful day it has some of the most gorgeous views out to the ocean. You can stop at the beach & take it all in or keep going to complete the Sutton walk.

There is another route when you turn left at the start which brings you back to Howth Harbour, wonderfully Amazing views and a really nice walk with the most drool worthy houses on the edges as you walk round

It takes about 3-4hours to complete 12km a very challenging walk. Check out the map below of the walks you can take of Howth, 1000 times worth trying it all around. Don't forget your snacks.

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