GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Howth Cliff Walk Purple Route

6 miles (9.7 km)

This circular walk around the Howth Peninsula follows the purple waymarked 'Bog of Frogs' route along the cliff tops before climbing to the wonderful viewpoints above the coast. The route runs for just ove 6 miles with fairly easy coastal walking before a more challenging inland ascents.
The walk starts from Howth Train Station which is only about a 20 minute train ride from Dublin. You then head east to the Nose of Howth before turning south to Piper's Gut and the picturesque Baily Lighthouse. The route then bends round to the west, passing Doldrum Bay before coming to Red Rock. Here you pick up the inland section to climb to Shielmartin Hill which stands at a height of 163 metres (535ft). There's great views over Portmarnock,Sutton,Bull Islandand most ofDublin Bay from here.
You continue to the 171m (561ft) high Ben of Howth where you will find a Radio Mast and some wonderful views across the headland.
The route then descends past the Deer Park golf club before returning to Howth village.
For a less challenging route you can try the Howth Cliff Walk which starts from Sutton Train station and stays on the flatter coastal paths.
To continue your walking in the city head south west from the city centre to visit Tymon Park. There's a number of nice waymarked woodland trails and waterside paths along the River Poddle here.

Howth Cliff Walk Purple Route Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Howth Harbour Lighthouse, Howth Harbour

Howth Harbour Lighthouse, Howth Harbour

Howth Head cliffs

Howth Head cliffs

Ben of Howth Radio Mast - geograph.org.uk - 518811

Ben of Howth Radio Mast

Baily Lighthouse Howth

Baily Lighthouse Howth

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