Howth Peninsula Hiking Tour - Dublin

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Departure Time :
    11am
  • Departure Details :
    Howth Harbour
  • Return Details :
    Tour ends in Howth village; there is also the option to finish at the Summit Inn, from where a bus service operates (bus is at your own expense).
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Immerse yourselfin nature and history on this unique guided hike on the Howth peninsula, in the heart of theDublin Bay UNESCOBiosphere. Seals, porpoises, gannets, and multitudinous birds abound in this part of the bay. With your local guide, explore coastal paths and cliffs, wander through magical woodland in the footsteps of the ancient peoples of Ireland, and feel a connection with the past and present. Your journey through the ages in Howth, amidst beautiful natural surroundings, will inspire, enchant, and sometimes challenge you. We will attune our senses to the natural world around us, and reawaken a feeling of awewithineach individual. Share your guide's local insightto the history, legends, and myths of Ireland over the last 6,000 years.Remember and embracethe Druids, Celts, Saints and Scholars, Vikings, Normans, English, Revolutionaries, and many others who passed through this magnificent peninsula before us.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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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 yourselfwith the more rustic, less troddenways and trails that wind through the elder trees and radiant heather and gorse of the peninsula.

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. 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 cliffpath that your guides know better than anyone else.

After a short rest at Red Rock, where ships can be seentraversing 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 thecoastal habitats of the bay. Ascend gently along the cliff pathsby the spectacular BailyLighthouseto Howth Summit. 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.

Inclusions

  • Local guide

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 12 years

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately

Comfortable and sturdy footwear is required

Please note: Trails can be soft, even wet, and are generally not paved

Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair