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Howth Peninsula Hiking Trip

Howth Peninsula Hiking Trip
Departs From: Dublin,

Local Information: Howth, Co. Dublin

About Howth Peninsula Hiking Trip

  • Howth Peninsula Hiking Trip

Tour Code: 37082P1

Duration: Flexible

Experience real adventure as you walk and hike for 4 hours around the legendary Howth peninsula. Head off on coastal paths and cliff walks, through woodland and jungle in the footsteps of a more ancient and magical Ireland. Beautiful, surprising and sometimes challenging journeys between natural beauty spots and breathtaking views. Your guide will regale you with the powerful history, legends and myths of Ireland over 4000 years. You will get the insiders track on the Druids, Celts, Saints and Scholars, Vikings, Normans and the English who made Howth such a potent symbol of Ireland long ago.

Meet your guide near Howth Pier and head off together. You will walk uphill and out of the village and get your bearings on the more rustic paths and trails. Pass through ancient woodland and discover the magical portal tomb and legendary gateway to the underworld that is Aideens Grave, as old as the pyramids. Explore in wonder the local jungle imported from Siam by Lord Howth long ago, and thriving still on the trails that only your guide knows. Hike out of the woodland to the south of the peninsula across the rare and precious heaths and heathers of Shielmartin hill and make your way to the beautiful cliff walk that your guide, a former coastguard, knows better than any man alive. After a short rest at Red Rock seek out a cave or two, tide permitting and get a sense of the exciting habitats below the waterline. Ascend gently along the world famous cliff paths to Baily Green and maybe enjoy a reviving little beer or soda at The Summit Inn (own expense). Descend down the disused tramlines by the steps and back through the heart of Howth village, returning to the harbour.

Please note: the tour may take alternative routes for different tides and weather

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