Leisurely Guided Walks on Dublin's Doorstep

Guided Walks on Dublin’s Doorstep

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Walks Destinations: Wicklow Mountains: 1. Glendalough; 2. Djouce Woods; 3. Devil’s Glen; 4. Avonmore Valley. Dublin Mountains: 7. Giant’s Grave; 8. Fairy Castle; 9. Ballycorus Chimney. Walks by the sea: 5. Bray Head; 6. Kiliney Hill Park

In less than an hour, you can be at the start of a beautiful walk and your options include a guided walk in the Dublin Mountains, in the Wicklow Mountains or by the sea.  The walks are at your pace with time to enjoy the landscape, to relax in nature’s peace and to take pictures.  There is also time for exploring the fascinating heritage of this area which is at the heart of Ireland Ancient East with a history going back some 5000 years. 

  • The start of most of the guided walks are accessible by public transport from Dublin
  • The guided walks are two and three hour long.  They are easy to moderate and  suitable for all ages and level of fitness.  
  • The guided walks organised every day at a time which suits you.  .
  • The guide will meet you at the start of the walk or you can decide by prior arrangement about a convenient location.
  • Private guided walks for individuals, families, groups or corporate.
  • Price: 2 hour guided walks: from €30/ person; 3 hour guided walk: €40/ person
  • Contact us by email, phone or WhatsApp: +353 403 2002

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Devil’s Glen – 2 hour walk (3)

The mysterious charms of this wild valley have attracted many artists andDevil's Glen - The Waterfall walkers. In recent years, wooden sculptures were commissioned to enhance some of the trails.  Walking along the river, we soon reach a waterfall tumbling into a deep pool.  The trail goes up then through the forest where it joins a trail created in honour of Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize of Literature who lived nearby.  Along the way, there are some lovely glimpses over the countryside and the coast.

                       Price: €30 per person

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Glendalough Valley and the Monastic site – 2 hours (1)

glendalough-st-kevins-church-and-the-round-towerLying at the heart of Wicklow Mountains National Park, the Valley of Glendalough is well known for its two lakes and its magnificent scenery.  It is also home to the ruins of a once famous monastery with a Round Tower still standing tall. The walk starts with a guided tour of the monastic site and it proceeds then along the valley passing by the two lakes nestling at the foot of the mountains.

Price: €30 per person .

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Avondale Valley & Glendalough Monastic Site – 3 hours (4)

 Trooperstown-Hill-WALK The walk follows the Wicklow Way, a long distance way which starts in one of Dublin Southern suburbs.  After following the valley for a few kilometers, the Wicklow Way joins the Valley of Glendalough.   It reaches soon a viewpoint with a beautiful perspective over the Valley of Glendalough,  the two lakes nestling on the valley floor and the round tower overlooking the ruins of a monastic site.   The walk ends with a guided tour of the ruins of the monastic site founded in the 6th century.

                           Price: €40 per person

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Djouce Woods, Powerscourt Demesne – 3 hours (2)

djoouce-woods-paddock-pondsThe trail meanders through the forest to a quiet pond where deer can sometimes be seen.  It then goes up along edge of the forest to the moorland at the foot of the mountains.  Magnificent views open up over the mountains, the countryside and the sea in the distance.  On the way back, there are glimpses over Powerscourt Waterfall, the highest waterfall in Ireland and the United Kingdom.

Price: €40 per person

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Ballycorus Chimney – 2 hours (9)

Ballycorus - Chimney/ CheminéeThe trail meanders through the forest to the top of a small hill overlooking the Wicklow Mountains and Sugar Loaf.  Continuing on, we arrive at a plateau where a tall chimney stands overlooking the coast.  Used in the 19th century as part of the local smelting works, It is a reminder of the mining tradition once present in the area.

 Price: €30 per person

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The Giant’s Grave and Three Rock Mountain – 2 hours (7)

la-tombe-du-geant-1The forestry trail leads to a small clearing.  A Megalithic tomb was built there some 4000 years ago.  Its ruins are imposing and they give a fair idea of the size of the tomb, known locally as the Giant’s Grave. Walking on through the forest, we soon reach Three Rock Mountain.  From this high plateau, there are stunning views over the city and the sea.

Price: €30 per person

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The  Giant’s Grave and Fairy Castle – 3 hours (8)

Giant's Grave - View over East CoasAfter admiring the ruins of the Giant’s Grave which was built some 4000 years ago, we continue on to Three Rock Mountain.  A magnificent perspective opens up over Dublin and its bay.  Crossing the plateau, the trail goes up to Fairy Castle.  From the top, the views are stunning, from the Wicklow Mountains in the distance to the coast at our feet.  A narrow path comes down the mountain to the forest where we join a wide trail.

Price: €40 per person

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Killiney Hill Park – 2 hours (6)

On the Killiney Bay or way to the Park, we pass by Bono’s house, the founder and director of U2.  The trail meanders then through mature woodlands to reach the top of the two hills over which the Park is built.  The views are amazing, taking in the mountains, the coast and Dublin in the distance.  After walking down to the sea, we come to a picturesque harbour facing a small island before getting to Dalkey heritage town..

Price: €30 per person

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The Cliff Walk and the Cross (Bray Head) – 3 hours (5)

Coast and train From the beach, the trail goes up to the Cross where a vast perspective opens up over the coast and the Wicklow Mountains.  The trail continues on to a plateau where the views take in the Wicklow Mountains and then, it goes down to the Cliff Walk.  Carved into the steep slopes of the mountain, the trail meanders through a wild landscape with the sea below and Bray Head towering above.

Price: €40 per person

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