Walking Trails Dublin

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Top walking routes in Dublin


Dublin has many green areas and walking paths and trails throughout the city which is brilliant for you walking enthusiasts. There is no better way to see a city than to walk around it, each park and space tells its own unique story.

Grand Canal Walk

This is a lovely walk along the Grand Canal, start at our hotel and walk all the way along to Harold’s cross, it will take about 50 minutes in total and it’s very relaxing. You can walk down on one side and come back on the other side of the canal. Grab some delicious sandwiches in Canal Express before you head and enjoy them on one of the many grassy areas beside the canal.

Grand Canal Walk

Dodder Walk

This trail takes you from Bushy Park to Dodder Park, all along the river Dodder. It’s a very easy linear trail which is roughly 3.5km. On entrance to Dodder Park it doesn’t feel like you are in Dublin city at all, as the fast flowing Dodder River flows along into the river Liffey. You can drive there or take Public Transport: The 15, 49, 65 and 65b all stop at Bushy Park. The Dropping Well is very near Milltown Luas stop (Green line) and is on the 142 bus route. Read more here

Dodder Walk

Howth Cliff Walk

Start at the Dart station in Howth village and follow the green arrows. This walk will take you along the cliffs climbing to the top and then making a loop back around. The views of Dublin Bay and Lambay Island are amazing. Grey seals may also be seen out here and they even have a pet seal who has been seen waving at fishermen and tourists.

 Howth Cliff Walk

Dalkey and Killiney Hill

This path does a loop of Killiney Hill Park, it is 2.09km in length and it is easy. Take a picnic with you and enjoy it in the woods. A true taste of the wilderness, not far from the bustling city. See more. 

Dalkey and Killiney Hill

Sandymount

Sandymount is a 25 minute walk from our hotel or 5 minutes by car. 
This walking trail starts at Sandymount Green in the heart of the village. It takes a loop northwards to the River Dodder and back to the Green. Then it loops out to the sea past the Martello Tower and back along Park Avenue. The trail is about 5.5km and should take under 90 minutes at a leisurely pace. It will allow you to escape the hustle and bustle of the city as you breath in that fresh sea air.

Sandymount

Clondalkin Sli

This walk takes you to the highest point in Clondalkin from where on a clear day you have a great view of Dublin Bay and the Dublin/Wicklow Mountains. It is all along roads, passing some of Clondalkin's many sites of interest such as the Old Monastery Wall and Tully's Castle and a section runs alongside the Grand Canal.

Stay in the perfect location

We are located across from the Grand Canal Dock Dart station making travelling around the city very easy. See DART timetables here.  The LUAS is a very fast way of getting around the city and travelling to suburban areas, check out Luas information here

Stay in the perfect location

Grand Canal Hotel is ideal for your trip to Dublin as we are close to the city centre. Ask a member of staff for more walking inspo and we will be delighted to help. You can relax in the evening with a lovely meal in The Gasworks or Canal Express and chill on our outdoor terrace with a glass of vino.
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