Walking in Dublin and Wicklow is nothing new - it has long been one of Ireland's most popular outdoor playgrounds. Some routes are established classics, and most lie within an hour of Dublin city. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bag, pull on your boots and go - this guide will show you the way!
In a country richly endowed with wild mountain ranges, secluded valleys and untamed coastlines, the best natural landscapes can only be explored on foot. Here are over sixty of the greatest one-day walking routes in Ireland, varying from short strolls to full-day treks. Every part of the Republic and Northern Ireland is featured.
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Wide variety of walks and terrains with detailed instructions, alternative routes and interesting info on the surrounding landscape: 2-hour walks on surfaced paths; 2 to 3-hour flat island and coastal walks; 2 to 4-hour gentle hill and mountain hikes; 4 to 7-hour strenuous hill walks (some can be combined to form serious mountain challenges).