Howth - Cliff Path loop

County Dublin
14 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 6 km
Time 2 hours
Format Loop
Ascent 130 m
Waymarking Green arrow on white background
Start Point
Howth Railway Station
Finish Point
Howth Railway Station
Nearest Town to Start Howth Village
Lat. and Long. 53.38882, -6.07422

Starting at the DART (train) station in Howth village and following green arrows this walk takes the path along the cliffs climbing to €˜The Summit' and returning along a path parallel to the outward route. 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

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Trail Management

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


Howth Village

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

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 50
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Sean from Dublin

This is a fabulous walk. Took this trek on a sunny Sunday and we had clear blue skies with no wind, a first in my many years in Howth. The views were fantastic and on the day we were there we saw plenty of action from the cliffs, men diving from the rocks, kayakers, the Sea Cat leaving Dublin Port and a huge cruise liner in the bay. You can see Wicklow Head on a clear day. My only gripe is that a couple more signs are needed, at the summit car park and also at the fork on the way back at Cannon Rock. We actually ended up in the Cannon Rock estate having taken a wrong turn. Nice easy walk apart from an incline near the beginning. Some nice rest spots on the loop. Overall a great day out.

Alison from Dublin

A fabulous walk in the sunshine :)

Paul from Dublin

It is an absolutely fabulous walk and the views are indeed spectacular. My only criticism would be the lack of signage, that said I'm looking forward to doing it again.

Margaret from United States

Awesome........the view is great, very easy to walk. Will do it again!!

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