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Howth Peninsula Hiking Tour

Howth Peninsula Hiking Tour
Departs From: Howth,
Ireland

Local Information: Howth, Co. Dublin

About Howth Peninsula Hiking Tour

  • Howth Peninsula Hiking Tour

Tour Code: 37082P1

Duration: 4 hours

Discover Howth off-road with passionate and expert local guides. Explore the secret paths and trails that only locals know. Immerse yourself in nature on this exciting hike on the charming Howth Peninsula, a treasure of the Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere. Attune your senses and spirit to the outdoors. A gnarly and beautiful coastal adventure in any season. Feel a real connection with the land and people around you. Relive history as we walk through the ages and explore unique and varied habitats. Wander through magical woodland in the footsteps of the ancient people of Ireland and feel a connection with the past and present. Share your guide's local insight to the history, legends and myths of Ireland dating back 6,000 years. Explore the world famous coastal paths and cliffs. Journey through time amidst beautiful natural surroundings and breath taking views. Finish off the day enjoying the famous Howth hospitality.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Howth Head, Howth Ireland

Meet your guide at the Tourism Kiosk on Howth Harbour, and begin your hike from there. You'll walk uphill and out of the village, acquainting yourself with the more rustic, less trodden ways and trails that wind through the elder trees and radiant heather and gorse of the peninsula.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Howth Castle, Howth Ireland

Pass by Howth Castle, our very own real life Game of Thrones. Pass through ancient woodlands, and discover the gateway to the Otherworld, known as Aideen's Grave, a portal dolmen, as old as the pyramids. Explore the local jungle imported from Thailand by Lord Howth long ago, still thriving on the trails that your guide knows, but many locals and visitors don't.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Cliff Path Loop, 22 Balscadden Road Howth, Dublin Ireland

Continue out of the woodlands, to HG Wells's most beautiful view in the world, and on to the southern part of the peninsula, crossing the heathers of Shielmartin Hill and make your way to the cliff path that your guides know better than anyone else.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Baily Lighthouse, Hill of Howth, Howth D13 Ireland

After a short rest at Red Rock, where ships can be seen traversing Dublin Bay towards the port, spot the caves, stacks, and other monuments to the erosive power of the sea along the coastline and get a sense of the coastal habitats of the bay. Ascend gently along the cliff paths by the spectacular Baily Lighthouse. 

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Howth Summit, End of Bailey Green Road, Howth D13 Ireland

Reach the Summit where the world famous views of the Baily Lighthouse, Dublin Bay and the Wicklow mountains will take your breath away.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shane's Howth Adventures, Howth Ireland

Then descend the disused tramlines by the steps back to Howth village, returning to the waterfront to end your tour.

Please note: Your tour may follow alternative routes for different tides and weather conditions.

Duration: 30 minutes

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