Dublin: Howth Hiking Tour

Activity provider: Howth Adventures

Dublin: Howth Hiking Tour

Activity provider: Howth Adventures

From US$ 52.77 per person

Trek the coastal paths of the Howth Peninsula on this 4-hour walking tour. Follow your local guide along the cliffs and through the woodlands, stopping at areas of spectacular natural beauty.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Experience a 4-hour walking tour of the landscape of Howth
  • Learn about the history, legends and culture of the area
  • Admire wonderful deciduous woodland, the UNESCO Biosphere and protected Heaths
  • Enjoy a rewarding hike in any weather
  • Observe local wildlife, including porpoises and dolphins, seals, raptors, heron, cormorant and curlew
Full description
Immerse yourself in nature by hiking on the charming Howth Peninsula, a treasure of the Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere. Attune your senses and spirit to the outdoors. Feel a real connection with the land and people around you. A gnarly and beautiful coastal adventure in any season. Discover Howth off-road with passionate and expert local guides, nobody knows it better. Be ready for 10 kms to 15 kms (6 to 9 miles) in about 4 hours. Relive history as you walk through the ages and explore unique habitats that vary by day and season.  Submit to the ancient romance and resonance of Aideen's Grave, a druidic altar and gateway to the Otherworld, as old as the pyramids. Climb to HG Wells' most beautiful view in the world. Clear your mind and ignite your creativity with the salty air and cool breezes on your cheeks. Follow WB Yeats' Fairy Road down to the sea and the cliffs. Surrender your ears to the soughing of the forest and the gentle tunes of the trees. Sometimes embrace wild storms, crashing waves and lashing seas. Panoramic views of the Baily Lighthouse from the clifftops. Exercise your body and soul. Digest the myths and intimate tales, legends and history of 6000 years. The real high comes from the group, roving through enchanting territory, air and light from one inspiring place to the next. Cross trainers, boots or stout shoes are recommended.  Keep an eye on the weather and think about a light waterproof, gloves, scarf and hat in a backpack. Water and a snack wouldn't hurt either. Holiday Hack! Get the 31 or 31/a bus from Talbot street in the city center, sit up stairs, up front or on the right hand side and treat yourself to a coastal tour and intimate review of Dublin as you make your way out to join the tour in Howth.  The Dart works well too (Dublin Area Rapid Transit ) and both have excellent free WIFI.
  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at 11:00 AM outside Bodega Coffee at Howth Market, across the road from the train station.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
  • Minimum age is 12 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately.
  • Comfortable and sturdy footwear is required.
  • Please note: trails can be soft, even wet, and are generally not paved.
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 41 reviews

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I got this tour as a Christmas gift for my mum and we both thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! As we were staying in Dublin for an entire week we also wanted to get out to see some of the surrounding nature, and this walking tour of about 4 hours was the perfect way to do it. The guide was very friendly, informative and open to questions, and as a bonus a cute dog joined us on our tour as well! Afterwards we got recommended a nice little restaurant to warm up with some nice food. 5/5 would book it again.

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March 6, 2023

The tour was really great. We had the best hiking weather, our tour guide was very friendly and could tell us a lot about Howth. You get to places that no other tourist would find and that makes the whole tour even more exciting. It was very nice and relaxed to hike in a small group (6 people). Everyone was considerate of each other.

August 26, 2019

We love Howth! This hiking tour is very recommended :)

We had such a great time at this 4-5 hours hiking tour! Our guide Conor was very enthusiastic about the scenery and was very up to date about the area. He made it feel comfortable and he was very funny. It felt like a family trip. When we would visit Howth in the future we would definitely do this tour again!

July 16, 2019

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