Howth Coastal Path
The walk starts at the parking area of Balscadden Bay. From here, a path leads up and around the Nose of Howth and onto the cliff tops. Continue uphill, taking in the stunning views of Lambay Island and Ireland’s Eye, but take care as the path draws very close to the edge of the cliff. Moving upwards to 120m, a slight detour to the south takes you to the magnificent Baily Lighthouse. At the highest point of the walk (171m), the Ben of Howth awaits and it’s marked by an ancient burial cairn, which, according to legend, is said to be the final resting place of the last of the Irish giants. The path then returns downhill to Howth Village.
Distance : 7km Ascent : 140m
Estimated Time: 2hrs - 3hrs
Terrain: mix of tarmac, gravel and firm earthen paths
Start and Finish: Parking area few hundred metres east of Howth Village.