Dublin Hiking Tour with Howth Adventures

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Dublin, Dublin

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Voted Trip Advisor Best of the Best 2021. Discover Dublin’s most exciting hiking tour and Howth off-road with passionate and expert local guides. Explore the secret paths and trails that only locals know. Immerse yourself in nature on the charming Howth Peninsula, a treasure in the Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere. 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.

What's Included

Local guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks


Traveler Information

  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 70

Additional Info

  • Comfortable and sturdy footwear is required
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Please note: Trails can be soft, even wet, and are generally not paved
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Howth Head
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.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Howth Castle
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.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Cliff Path Loop
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.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Baily Lighthouse
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. 

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Howth Summit
Reach the Summit where the world famous views of the Baily Lighthouse, Dublin Bay and the Wicklow mountains will take your breath away.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Howth Adventures
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.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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