The Dublin Mountains Way
This pretty way marked trail straddles the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains and is proof again of the beautiful location of Dublin city and the adjacent county of Wicklow. The Dublin Mountains Way was opened in 2010 and runs east west from Shankill in the south Dublin suburbs to Tallaght – south west of the city. In runs parallel with the Wicklow Way for stretches and reaches a height of 537m at Fairy Castle. The nice thing about this trail is that it is easily accessible from the city so can be walked or hiked in stages as an introduction to the more serious prospect of the wilder and longer Wicklow Way – a popular route for those staying at our self catering Wicklow cottage rental further south at Aughavannagh.
The views of the city the Dublin Mountains Way are spectacular and on a clear day from the higher points it’s possible to see as far north as the Mountains of Mourne in Co.Down. Although the trail is close to the city the safety rules of hill walking still apply. The weather can close in quickly and there are fairly heavy snow falls most winters so as ever – be prepared. Easy access to the way can be gained at points such as Tibradden.