The Lower Cliff Loop, Howth
With stunning views over Dublin City and its mesmerising coastline, Howth Head is a must-do walk for all abilities.
Laneways and cliftop paths
1hr 30mins - 2hrs 30mins
Start and Finish
Howth Railway Station
Howth village is situated 15km north-east of Dublin city centre. The trailhead is located at the start of the promenade beside the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport) Station in Howth Village. The village is also served by the No. 31 and 31B buses from the city centre.
Howth Village, Co. Dublin
Walking shoes, raingear and fluid
Howth Village, Howth, Co Dublin, Republic Of Ireland
This easy walk makes an ideal quick escape from the city, being just 15km outside Dublin. Howth Head, immortalized in James Joyce’s Ulysses, has a bustling village with a Martello tower and a lighthouse. Your walk starts in the centre, skirts along the harbour then leads you up onto a clifftop path for stunning views. Wildlife lovers should keep a close eye out for seals frolicking offshore, and pay a visit to the bird sanctuary at Ireland’s Eye (a small island accessible by boat).