- Price: from €30/ person
- How to get there from Dublin: train (Dart) or bus; private transport
- Length of walk: approx. 2 hours (easy walk)
- Contact us by email, phone or What’sApp: +353 (0) 86 403 2002
- Walk also included in our half-day walking tours departing from Dublin
The elegant silhouette of the chimney stands tall on a plateau overlooking the coast and the mountains. It was used as a flue chimney for a smelting plant that processed ore extracted in Glendalough. Disused now for over a century, the chimney is now a familiar landmark.
On the way to the Plateau, there are magnificent perspectives over the coast and Killiney Bay. The mountains come into view on reaching Ballycorus Chimney, with the Wicklow Mountains to the right and the Dublin Mountains on the left. There are also some nice views over the Big Sugar Loaf, an iconic mountain which can be seen from far away.
This waymarked way was open about ten years ago. Going through the Dublin Mountains, it links the East coast to the West of Dublin. We walk only a small part of it as it goes through the forest to the plateau. At the start of this section, this is a very old cross from the 12th century.