Walking Routes

Howth Coastal Path
Distance : 7km     Ascent : 140m
Estimated Time: 2hrs - 3hrs
Grade: easy
Terrain: mix of tarmac, gravel and firm earthen paths
Start and Finish: Parking area few hundred metres east of Howth Village. Map available

Howth through Sutton to Baldoyle: The route is set out on display boards at Balscaddan & The Bailey Car Parks, Balkill Park and Howth Dart Station.



Bog of the Frogs, Howth. This loop walk is the longest of four which start at the DART (train) Station in the heart of Howth village. You are taken along the harbour before climbing away from the village around the Nose of Howth and onto the clifftops. More information available

Portmarnock to Malahide:
  Along the coast road including the Velvet Strand and passing the Martello Towers at Robswalls and Portmarnock. 

Malahide to Swords:  The Malahide to Swords route from the marina in Malahide along the southern bank of the Broadmeadow Estuary as far as the Motorway Bridge.  It is possible to continue around the estuary and along the north shore all the way to Donabate.


Swords Sli na Slainte: Offering a choice of three routes through and around the historic town of Swords. For more details and to download a route maps click here      

Donabate to Portrane: From the railway causway at Donabate, walkers can walk eastwards along the north shore of the Broadmeadow estuary and then north by Corballis Golf Course to the Martello tower beside the Waterside Hotel at Donabate.  There are display boards showing the routes at the Tower View Car Park Portrane and at the Beach Car Park Donabate.


Loughshinny:  There is a display board at the beach car park showing the Millennium walk around Loughshinney and the Coastal walk to Drumanagh.

Skerries:   There is a route provided along the South Shore Esplanade and walkers can use the public footpath to go North to Ardgilan and Balbriggan.

Skerries Sli na Slainte is 4km in length. It starts near the entrance to the bandstand at the top of Harbour Road. The route follows the path around Red Island. For more information and to download a map of the route click here.

Balbriggan:  There is a display board at Balbriggan Beach underneath the Viaduct showing the waing routes north to Bremore and South to Ardgillan and Skerries


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