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Howth Peninsula Hiking Tour

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.

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  • What's included :
    • Local guide
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Transportation
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    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: 20 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: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Sutton, Burrow, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

    Follow the amazing path around the bottom of Shielmartin Hill towards the breath taking views of Dublin Bay on the sunny side of the Hill

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Red Rock, Sutton, Co. Dublin, Ireland

    Dublin's best kept secret

    Duration: 20 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: 20 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: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Shane's Howth Adventures, 7 Balglass Road, Howth D13 YR12 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: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Howth Tourist Information Centre, Harbour House, Harbour Rd, Howth, Co. Dublin, Ireland
    Departure Time :
    11:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • 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
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Shanes Howth Adventures

Activity ID: V-37082P1

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