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WELL WORTH THE CLIMB

WELL WORTH 
THE CLIMB

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From the mountains to the sea, Dublin is blessed with a stunning natural landscape – and you will experience Ireland’s capital at its best when you spend the day getting close to nature in the Dublin Mountains. Just 10 km from the city centre, there’s great outdoors to be discovered that is the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of city life.

Go hiking or horse riding, mountain biking or zip lining, golfing or paintballing. Go wildlife watching, explore ancient sites and monuments or just savour the spectacular views. The trails and forests of the Dublin Mountains have something for everyone.

Walk by yourself or opt for a guided tour. Many of the starting points are accessible by public transport, and have free car parking, while tour and activity operators can arrange collection from the city centre.

Action-packed or leisurely-paced, the Dublin mountains do both – and everything in between. All you have to do is choose! One thing is for certain, you’ll receive a warm welcome in every village and on every trail, and leave with great memories that last a lifetime. It all starts just 30 minutes from Dublin City Centre. So go on, get outdoor in the Dublin Mountains. It’s Well Worth The Climb.

Ticknock Mountain Bike Trail

Ticknock’s 16km of fast and fun trails will keep the most experienced bikers on the edge of their seat. Bike hire facilities, lessons and guided tours available.

For bike rentals in the area please contact:
https://www.biking.ie/

Zip It High Adventure Park, Tibradden Woods

Take to the treetops, swing into cargo nets, ride a bmx across a bridge, and go zipping down any number of ziplines at the Zipit high-wire adventure park in Tibradden Wood. For more information, contact ZipIt Adventure Centre at:

https://www.zipit.ie/

Dublin Mountain Way

This marked trail runs 43km from Shankill village across the mountains. It’s a strenuous full day hike of around 12.5 hours, although individual stages can be walked in an hour or two.

Hellfire Club

Allow 1.5 hours for this relatively easy, 5.5km walk through Massy’s Estate takes in the notorious Hellfire Club – a remote ‘hunting lodge’ built in 1725 which is said to have once been used for satanic rituals!

Wicklow Way & Johnny Foxes Pub

Don’t let the name fool you, the iconic mountain walk starts in Dublin. Stage one runs 12 km from Marlay Park to Glencullen Village. It takes 4 hours and boasts wonderful views and the prospect of a great meal at the end. Glencullen Village is on the route of the Wicklow Way. Stop off for a pintand bite to eat at the iconic Johnnie Fox’s Pub, said to be the highest pub in Ireland.

Marley Park Garden and Farmers Market

Home to a historic stately home, Saturday farmer’s market, playground, par-3 golf course, model railway, running and walking trails and much more.

Rock climbing & Absailing from Killiney Quarry

Get fit, build strength and meet new people while enjoying the surreal views of Dun Laoghaire Harbour to Killiney Beach from the top of Dalkey and Killiney Quarry. For more information, contact one of the below:

– Extreme Ireland: +353 (0) 1 410 0700, www.extremeireland.ie
– Adventure.ie: + 353 (0) 86 827 2524, www.adventure.ie

Shankill to Scalp Loop

This moderate 12km loop hike takes 3-4 hours. From Brady’s pub in Shankill, follow the marked trail through Rathmichael Wood and Carrickgollogan, past the Lead Mine to Barnaslingan Wood and the stunning ‘Scalp’ viewing point.

Horseriding

Savour some spectacular views from the saddle with a pony trek or riding lessons with Carrickmines Horse Riding Stables.
T: +353 1 295 5990
www.carrickminesequestrian.ie


The Paddocks Riding Centre is a truly fabulous equestrian facility located high in the Dublin Mountains overlooking Dublin City. Why not get away from the busy city life and enjoy some riding lessons or a one or two hour exciting trek through the Dublin Mountains enjoying the amazing views and beautiful scenery.
T: +353 1 2954278
info@paddocks.ie / www.paddocks.ie

Rathmichael Walk

Rathmichael Walk is a short looped walk through the woodland.  On reaching the hill fort site the walker is rewarded with splendid views, northwards over Dublin bay, eastwards towards Killiney and Dalkey and southwards to Bray head and the Little Sugar Loaf. This is a looped walk of 1.7km and will take approximately 30minutes. 

Ticknock Mountain Bike Trail

Ticknock’s 16km of fast and fun trails will keep
the most experienced bikers on the edge of their seat.
Bike hire facilities, lessons and guided tours available.

Zip It High Adventure Park, Tibradden Woods

Take to the treetops, swing into cargo nets,
ride a bmx across a bridge, and go zipping
down any number of ziplines at the Zipit high-wire
adventure park in Tibradden Wood.

Dublin Mountain Way

This marked trail runs 43km from Shankill village
across the mountains. It’s a strenuous full day hike of
around 12.5 hours, although individual stages can be
walked in an hour or two.

Hellfire Club

Allow 1.5 hours for this relatively easy, 5.5km walk through
Massy’s Estate takes in the notorious Hellfire Club –
a remote ‘hunting lodge’ built in 1725 which is said to have once
been used for satanic rituals!

Wicklow Way and Johnny Foxes Pub


Don’t let the name fool you, the iconic mountain walk
starts in Dublin. Stage one runs 12 km from Marlay Park
to Glencullen Village. It takes 4 hours and boasts wonderful
views and the prospect of a great meal at the end. Glencullen
Village is on the route of the Wicklow Way. Stop off for a pint
and bite to eat at the iconic Johnnie Fox’s Pub, said to be the highest
pub in Ireland.

Markey park Gardens & Farmers Market

Home to a historic stately home, Saturday farmer’s market,
playground, par-3 golf course, model railway, running and walking trails
and much more.

Rock climbing & Absailing from Killiney Quarry

Get fit, build strength and meet new people while enjoying
the surreal views of Dun Laoghaire Harbour to Killiney Beach from the
top of Dalkey and Killiney Quarry. For more information, contact one of

the below:
– Extreme Ireland: +353 (0) 1 410 0700, www.extremeireland.ie

– Vertgo Outdoor: www.vertgo-outdoor.com

– Adventure.ie: + 353 (0) 86 827 2524, www.adventure.ie

Shankill to Scalp Loop

This moderate 12km loop hike takes 3-4 hours.
From Brady’s pub in Shankill, follow the marked trail through
Rathmichael Wood and Carrickgollogan, past the Lead Mine to
Barnaslingan Wood and the stunning ‘Scalp’ viewing point.

Carrickmines Horseriding Stables

Savour some spectacular views from the saddle with a
pony trek or riding lessons with Carrickmines Horse Riding Stables.

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