Howth - Black Linn Loop

County Dublin
3 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 8.1 km
Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Format Loop
Ascent 160 m
Waymarking Red arrow on white background
Start Point
Howth Railway Station
Finish Point
Howth Railway Station
Nearest Town to Start Howth Village
Grid Ref. O 28157 39332
Lat. and Long. 53.38882, -6.07422

Starting at the DART (train) station in Howth village and following red arrows this walk takes the path along the cliffs climbing to €˜The Summit' and returning around the Ben of Howth and along the old tramline. The views of Lambay Island and Ireland's Eye as well as Dublin Bay are spectacular. The cliffs are great for birds and grey seals may also be seen.

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Dublin Discover Ireland Center Suffolk Street.
Suffolk Street Dublin 2 Dublin City Centre Dublin Republic of Ireland.
Tel. 1850 230 330

Terrain may be rough in parts, walking boots are recommended.

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 50
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Aoife from Galway

I walked this on a cold autumn morning with my friend Aoife. I found the waymarking great except for after the summit when you reach the pub 'The Summit Inn', we found it difficult to figure out which direction to go. After this point the trail is very different to the beginning and much less scenic. Still a lovely walk all the same. I would like to point out that at a brisk enough pace this took me and my companion 1.5 hours.

Dolores from Dublin

In July this trail is overgrown in some parts with nettles and bushes with thorns.

zigothaur from _none

Well signposted walk best done on a dry day. Spectacular views from the cliffs. Could be slippery on a wet day

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