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10:00 16 Aug 2019



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Long gone are weekends of nights out and lazing around.

More and more people are starting to embrace the outdoors and get out walking and hiking.

It's brilliant for your health and there are so many amazing spots to visit around Dublin.

If you're looking for some inspiration take a look at some of our favourites.

Bray To Greystones

There's barely a weekend goes by where we don't people out on this gorgeous walk in Instagram.

The cliff walk has become extremely popular in the past few months.

You'll be able to take in breathtaking sea views on the 2 to 3 hour walk.

Once you reach Greystones there's some gorgeous eateries and you're just a DART away from you starting point.

 

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Ticknock Hill

This is one of the best view points of the city.

Located in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains it's a nice easy walk.

The Fairy Castle loop is 6km long and will take about 2 hours.

Local folklore believes Ticknock is home to lots of fairies.

You can reward yourself with food and a pint in the Blue Light or Lamb Doyles afterwards.

The Great South Wall

This walk is perfect for those not wanting to venture too far from the city but still seeking some sea air.

Walk all the way out to Poolbeg Lighthouse and take in views of Dublin Port.

It's a gorgeous viewpoint for the iconic Poolbeg Chimneys too.

Simply head down towards the Eastlink Bridge in Ringsend to begin.

Glendalough

You cannot beat the sights of Glendalough.

Although a little bit outside Dublin, about an hour from the city, it is so worth a visit.

The place is full of history and has two lakes, a round tower and an ancient monastery.

A number of walking routes are available, so you can visit for an hour or the whole day.

We recommend hiking up to the view of the Spinc.

The Hell Fire Club

This place should be on everyone's bucket list.

Packed full of interesting history and spooky legends, it also has amazing views.

The ancient ruins are perched on top of Montpelier Hill, 390 metres above the city.

The hike is about 4 metres long and can be quite uphill depending on the route you take.

Timbertrove Cafe is worth checking out while you're there too.

 

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SHIVER AT THE HELL FIRE CLUB LEAVING THE SAFETY OF YOUR VEHICLE IN AN ISOLATED CARPARK, YOU MUST SCALE THE 383 METRES OF MONTPELIER HILL, a half-hour’s drive south of Dublin. After a steep, 20-minute trek, the ruins of the Hell Fire Club loom into view. This former hunting lodge, built around 1725, has been tied to many paranormal episodes since the members of a secret club used it for occult gatherings in the mid-18th century. There are neither ghosts nor goblins inside, but a disquieting atmosphere reigns, making the panoramic view it offers of Dublin quite memorable. Sunsets here are sublime, but, come nightfall, be on your guard. > The Hell Fire Club is a member of The Dublin Mountains Partnership. www.dublinmountains.ie

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Howth Head

James Joyce held Howth Head as a special place having written about it in Ulysses and other short stories.

Just a short hop out of town, the seaside village is the answer to cliff walks on the North side.

The peninsula boasts amazing views of Ireland's Eye and Dublin Bay.

Walking around the cliff up to the summit is about 6km.

It's easily accessible by the DART and you can enjoy some fresh fish and chips on your way back down.

 

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Phoenix Park

If you're looking for a good long walk not too far from the city Phoenix Park is the place for you.

The loop around the park is about 10km and there's plenty to see on your way around.

You can give a wave to Micheal D, take a break at Wellington Monument, or even pop in to Dublin Zoo.

It's also home to loads of wild deer and is one of the biggest urban walled park in Europe!

Although a long walk there isn't much incline and there's clear paths to follow, so perfect for a Sunday morning stroll.

 

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Dalkey to Killiney Hill

Another gorgeous sea side spot.

The walk from Dalkey DART station up to Killiney Hill is steep in places but worth it.

If you start from the station it will take you about 3 hours in total.

You'll have stunning views all across Killiney Bay to Wicklow, and even to Howth in the North.

You might even see the mountains of Wales on a clear day.

 

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