Trek the Tombs and Trails in the Dublin Mountains

Trek the Tombs and Trails in the Dublin Mountains

Accessible and close to the city, but far from the hustle and bustle of the madding crowds. A leisurely hike through fields and forests of ancient history and mythology. Your local guide will meet and greet you at the meeting point and accompany you every step of the way through forests and mountain trails. You will learn about local history, visit megalithic tombs and hear the stories behind them. Leave barely a trace of carbon footprint and support local business and the community.
* Duration: 7 hours
* Starts: Dublin, Ireland
* Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> Hiking & Camping




Accessible and close to the city, but far from the hustle and bustle of the madding crowds. A leisurely hike through fields and forests of ancient history and mythology. Your local guide will meet and greet you at the meeting point and accompany you every step of the way through forests and mountain trails. You will learn about local history, visit megalithic tombs and hear the stories behind them. Leave barely a trace of carbon footprint and support local business and the community.

Itinerary

Take a local bus through the backroads of the Dublin foothills to a remote mountain village.

Following a meandering mountain path, visit an ancient burial “wedge” tomb from the second millennium B.C.

Continuing along the Dublin Mountains Way, arrive at a popular vantage point and take in the panoramic views over Dublin and the bay area, perched on a mountain top rock. See the never excavated cairn tomb and triangulation pillar.

Depending in the season, pause to pick some delicious wild berries, to make jam or tart later, or just eat as is!

Continuing along a ridge, with views of Dublin to the north, and Wicklow to the south, arrive at a second burial tomb, this time an ancient stone circle and burial pace of the man for whom the mountain top upon which it sits is named.

After a leisurely wander down a meandering path through an evergreen forest, followed by a rural back-road. Arriving at a quaint, rustic, cafe and restaurant, there is an option to enjoy a well-earned lunch made of local produce and cuisine. Alternatively, enjoy a well earned “pint” in a country pub.

An Alternative bus returns back to the finish point via a different but equally enchanting route.

Stop At:

• Glencullen, Glencullen, County Dublin
• Dublin Mountains, Dublin Ireland
• Tibradden, Tibradden, County Dublin
• The Hazel House, Mutton Lane, Dublin 16 Ireland