Howth Peninsula Hiking Trip - Dublin

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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.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Instant Confirmation

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Meet your guide at Howth Harbour, and head off together to begin your Howth hiking tour. You'll walk uphill and out of the village, getting your bearings on the more rustic paths and trails.

Pass through ancient woodlands, and discover the so-called gateway to the underworld, known as Aideens Grave, 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 the southern part of the peninsula, crossing the heathers of Shielmartin Hill, and make your way to the cliff walk that your guide, a former coastguard member, knows better than nearly anyone.

After a short rest at Red Rock, seek out a cave or two (tide permitting), and get a sense of the native habitats below the waterline. Ascend gently along the cliff paths to Baily Green, and maybe enjoy a rewarding beer or soda at the Summit Inn, if you wish (own expense). 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 for Howth Peninsula Hiking Trip

  • Local guide

Exclusions for Howth Peninsula Hiking Trip

  • 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

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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3 reviews by the users

  • Excellent hiking experience. We enjoyed an energetic four hour hike through some great terrain. Our guide was excellent and made the journey even more enjoyable.

  • Excellent way to see the beauty of Howth but be advised this is a challenging hike with difficult terrain at times and you need to be prepared. Bring water and wear long pants. The trails you will be traversing are sometimes overgrown and will shred your lower legs if not covered. You will navigate cliff faces and slippery rocks on the beach but don't let that deter you. This was my and my son's favorite excursion on our Ireland trip. Embrace the challenge, enjoy the beauty, and get ready for an intense workout.

  • This hiking tour is good for a family with teenagers or people on their own who wish to explore Howth in an exciting hiking experience. Shane was an amazing guide!

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