On the way to Ballycorus Chimney, we walk to top of Barnaslingan. Beautiful views open up over the country side and the Great Sugar Loaf. This isolated mountain can be recognised from far away because of its unusual triangle shape. Below, the road winds through a narrow valley known as the Scalp which was sculpted by the melt waters of the glaciers at the end of the last ice age.
The elegant silhouette of the chimney stands alone on a plateau overlooking the coast. This was used as a flue chimney for a smelter that processed ore extracted in Glendalough. Disused now for over a century, the chimney is a familiar landmark.
Rising above a forested plateau, the top of the hill commands sweeping views over the east coast that extend well beyond Dublin to the south. On the north side, the views are cut short by the long ridge of Bray Head jutting into the sea. The surrounding countryside is framed by the mountains in the background.
Grade: Easy – 2 hours approximately (walk available all year round)
Price: €25/ person; family and group rates available
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Guided walk included in the Walking Tours departing from Dublin