Shane's Howth Hikes
DUBLIN'S BEST DAY OUT, AN ADVENTURE EXPERIENCE!
Ireland, ancient and fresh. Get out here for an outdoor adventure.
City centre / airport 30 minutes by Dart, bus or taxi and Dublin Bay Cruises can get you here too...
World famous cliffs and coastal paths, wild seabirds, seals, porpoises, dolphins and the occasional whale
A breath of fresh and salty air, fragrant woodland, even a bit of rainforest and heathland. Inspiring cliffs and world class views well served by a fine old harbour, medieval castle and a warm hospitable village.
Insider Hack! Get the 31 or 31/a bus from Talbot street in the city centre. Sit up stairs, up front on the right hand side. Enjoy an intimate Dublin review and beautiful coastal tour on your way out to Howth.
Dublin's most inspiring hike.
Starting from the Tourism kiosk at the Harbour. Gnarly beautiful and adventurous, by the sea.
Explore Howth off-road with passionate and expert local guides, nobody knows it better. 10 kms to 15 kms in 3 to 4 hours, if you don't waylay me.
Through woodlands and the exquisite Rhododendron Gardens, echoing the jungles of Siam. Feel the ancient romance of Aideen's Grave, druidic stones as old as the pyramids. Climb to HG Wells most beautiful view in the world. Clear your mind and ignite your creativity with salty air, and tropical aromas.
Bliss your eyes with vivid yellow gorse and purple heathlands down to the sea and the cliffs. Summer breeze, the forest and the gentle tunes of the trees. Wilder storms and sea birds, crashing waves and lashing seas. At low tide, we explore below the waterline and into the caves, but watch out and don't be caught out.
Panoramic views from the clifftops. Exercise your body and soul. Myths and intimate tales, legends and history of 4000 years.
The real high comes from the group, roving through enchanting territory, air and light from one inspiring place to the next. I kid you not!
I recommend cross trainers, boots or stout shoes. Keep an eye on the weather and think about a light waterproof. Water and a snack wouldn't hurt either.
Assemble to leave at 11.00 am at the Tourism Kiosk on Harbour road, 5 minutes walk from the Dart Station.
- Up by the old Tramlines toward Ben Edar, or through the village to the Tramline bench
- The Bog of Frogs and through the woodland Rhodies to Aideen's Grave
- Jungle trails to Muck Rock
- Shielmartin, the Sutton Martello, Red-Rock and Bellinghams
- On and on...The Sheep's Hole, Guinness's Jamesons and the Candlesticks
- Smugglers caves, hidey-holes, ruined boathouses and nostalgic swimming pools, faded glories of the 20's
- By the Lions Head, Baily Jumps and The Summit
- Back down to the village for 4 pm approximately, if we are not waylaid!
- The journey may vary to make sure you get the best of each other, Howth, the weather and the tide.