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Summer Local – Adventure on your doorstep

Sean Walsh Park Dublin Mountains

ADVENTURE is out there, and it is also right on our doorstep, with the Dublin Mountains offering a multitude of opportunities for people to get their hiking shoes on.

There are loads of trails and forests across the Dublin Mountains which leaves individuals and families with a heap of outdoor recreation activities and opportunities to enjoy.

Among these opportunities are self-guided walks at recreation sites such as the mysterious Hellfire Club, which sits atop of Montpellier Hill, or explore the vast Massy’s Estate.

On foot, there are plenty of surprises across the Dublin Mountains Way, which is a 42.6km national way marked trail which crosses from Tallaght to Shankill.

Cairns and large stone megalithic tombs, that date back as far as the Neolithic period, which was around 4,200 to 2,400 BC, are commonly stumbled upon and well represented across the mountains and uplands.

While there is a great opportunity for an adventure across the Dublin Mountains, there is a level of precaution that needs to be taken to ensure any hiking trips can maximise fun in a safe manner.

Weekends are a great time for a trip up the mountains, but carparks are busiest at this time and having a Plan B is a must.

Letting someone know where you’re going and when to expect you back, planning the route and sticking to way-marked trails are a good starting point.

For all things Dublin Mountains, including activities, routes, and information, visit the Dublin Mountains Partnership website HERE.