Perfect Weekend Walks near Dublin City

By Fiona Donnellan
on Feb 18, 2019

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We love seeking out adventures close to home. That's why we've pulled together these perfect weekend walks near Dublin City. 

Love this walk in Cruagh Woods - a looped walking trail, 5kms, 1hour, moderate. The views are amazing if the weather is right. To get there take the R116 Tibradden or the R115 Kilakee. Also, little bonus Shaggy Dog Coffee Mobile Specialty Coffee Truck is there most weekends, so celebratory coffee at the end. 

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Cruagh Woods, Dublin

Carrickgollogan Forest Trail has two short looped walks, and the forest is close to Dublin off the R117 between Enniskerry and Kilternan. Just take Barnaslingan Lane to the top of the hill and turn into the car park. Try The Lead Mines Way (2kms) or The Mountain Access (.5kms).

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Carrickgollogan Forest Trail, Dublin​

This is the view from Three Rock Mountain, Co. Dublin looking out to the Little Sugar Loaf. It's the most northerly of the Dublin Wicklow Mountains. It's popular with climbers, walkers, runners and mountain bikers!

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Three Rock Mountain, Dublin

"Went to Ticknock today for a 10km mountain and forest walk, it offers great views of Dublin City, Dublin Bay, Bray Head and Wicklow Mountains," says Girl Outdoor Editor Fiona.

But how to get there...From Marlay Park turn right at Ballinteer St. Johns Clubhouse and then turn left onto the R113. Take the second turn right which will bring you to Ticknock Forest.

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Ticknock, Dublin

Barnaslingan Woods is another great option for a walk in Dublin. Barnaslingan Wood is situated on the eastern slope of The Scalp, a narrow rocky pass which the old Dublin to Enniskerry Road passes through. To find the car park take the R117 between Enniskerry and Kilternan and turn onto Barnaslingan Lane, you'll find the carpark. 

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Barnaslingan Woods, Dublin
By Fiona Donnellan
on Feb 18, 2019

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