The Bray to Greystones Cliffwalk is a fantastic walk along the coast. There is a well kept path that is quite popular. It can be walked in both directions but if you only fancy going one way just take the DART back. We parked in Bray, walked to Greystones and got the DART back. From the Bray side it starts just after the Bray Head Hotel. Parking is limited here so grab some parking along the beach.
Grade: Moderate, the route is marked with Red arrows
Estimated time: 2.5hrs
Total height climbed: 130m
Highest point: 100m
Terrain underfoot: Footpath
Again wicklowwalks.com provides a great guide http://www.wicklowwalks.com/bray-cliff-walk
Also check out http://www.thecliffwalk.ie/
If you are looking for a nice short walk, a good view of Dublin city and a place with a spooky history, the Hellfire Club is for you! It’s located on Montpelier Hill which is about a 30 minute drive from the city.
There are many myths and stories linked to the Hellfire Club. One of the best known of these tells of a stranger who arrived at the club on a stormy night. Invited in, he joined the members in a card game. One player dropped his card on the floor and when he bent under the table to retrieve it noticed that the stranger had a cloven hoof. At this point the visitor disappeared in a ball of flame.
To start off park the car here. The website wicklowwalks.com have a good page on a number of walks in Dublin and Wicklow and include this. The google map link below is taken from the website but I would recommend you visit their site for more details (and other walk ideas!)
The Hell Fire Club was built around 1725 as a hunting lodge by William Conolly, the Speaker of the Irish House of Commons. It was named Mount Pelier by Conolly but over the years has also been known as “The Haunted House”,”The Shooting Lodge”,”The Kennel”and “Conolly’s Folly”. It was one of several exclusive establishments using the name Hellfire Club that existed in Britain and Ireland in the 18th century. For more information, check out this Wikipedia page.
Great walk that passes by the Powerscourt Waterfall as you climb the summit of Maulin in Wicklow. The walk takes about 3 hours. Start the walk by parking at Crone Car Park.
We found this hike from the following great website http://www.wicklowwalks.com/powerscourt-waterfall. More details of the hike can be found here or below.
This is one of the shorter hikes to reach Wicklow’s highest point, Lugnaquilla. Start off by parking near Fenton’s Pub (link). The hike has a pretty straightforward path up to the top. Follow the route and there is a path all the way to the top. A round trip hike is just over 13km and should take about 4.5/5.5 hours going at an average pace.
Route (for more inforation click here)