Time  3 hours 42 minutes

Coordinates 2298

Uploaded July 15, 2014

Recorded July 2014

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near Howth, Leinster (Ireland)

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The route is perfectly marked so it is not necessary to delve into the description. Howth can be reached by train (DART), or bus (number 31 of DUBLIN BUS with departures from Lower Abbey St.) without problem from Dublin but we did it by car. The village of Howth is reputed for its good fish and seafood restaurants and pubs. We can also see seals in the port, which take advantage of the great fishing activity of Howth to take a bite without too much effort.

It is normal to find wind or rain, so we will wear appropriate clothing. From the port we start the route with east direction and leaving the port we quickly find a sign with a map and several possibilities of circuits to travel, each one marked with a color (green, blue, red and violet). All are simple, only the difficulty changes in the time it takes to perform, being the green the shortest and the violet the longest. The itinerary described is the violet but if someone does not have all the afternoon or changes the time, you can change the route without any problem. At first the route runs through the northern part of the peninsula from where we have a good view of Ireland's Eye, or the eye of Ireland, where a large community of birds lives. Apparently you can also see the silhouette of the coast of Wales, but we were not so lucky despite the day being quite clear. Little by little we are turning towards the eastern part of the peninsula. On a clear day you can admire the Bay of Dublin and the Wicklow Mountains in the distance. On our way we reached the Baily lighthouse, but we did not approach the same door because the route is already long enough. The lighthouse itself is present in a good part of the route and we do not consider it essential to approach it. Now, if someone wants to do it, it has several well-marked paths. From the paved road leading to the lighthouse, the southern part of the route begins. It varies from the previous thing in that we crossed zones of forest, impressive houses (I suppose that of summer) and we have the opportunity to lower until the sea. This way we arrive near a Martello Tower. These towers were built during the Napoleonic wars and Ireland is full of them. They are distributed in two floors, with a height of 12 meters, and when they performed surveillance tasks they housed 25 soldiers and an officer. Although, formerly they were military fortresses, at the moment they have become luxury houses. (As an anecdote, Bono, the singer of U2, has one 20 km south of Dublin). We do not get to the Tower although we see it perfectly and from this point we start the western part of the route. This part is the highest part of the route. We cross forests and curiously a golf course, which have been conditioned so that golfers do not bother hiking and vice versa. In this way we close the circle and return to the North part. It's tour is very varied, easy and recommendable.

The route described here, as well as the GPS tracks are indicative. It is the responsibility of whoever carries it out, to take the appropriate safety measures for the itinerary, which will depend on the weather conditions, as well as the technical and physical preparation of the person who carries it out. It is very clear that everything indicated (track and comments) is purely informative and without any other kind of spirit, exempting the author from any responsibility, before any mishap that could suffer who by will or induced induced the route.
Mooring point

Aparcamiento

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Cartel informativo

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Mirador

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Mirador

Intersection

Cruce

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Panorámica

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Cruce al Faro

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Cruce

Beach

Playa

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Torre Martello

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Campo de Golf

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Howth

2 comments

  • Photo of smurfie

    smurfie Dec 11, 2017

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Ruta muy fácil de seguir y con preciosos paisajes. Incluso se puede pedir un mapa en el Punto de Información turística que queda al lado del Parking cerca de donde empieza la ruta.

  • Photo of Tito Jiménez

    Tito Jiménez Dec 12, 2017

    Gracias por tu aportación. Seguro que otros usuarios lo agradecerán.

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