Hikes Beyond Wicklow
Guided day hikes in Ireland, outside of the Wicklow hills
For hikes in the famous Wicklow Hills or Dublin Mountains see ‘Wicklow day hikes’
Ireland boasts a number of other hills and mountain ranges to explore, often very different in character and form, reflecting its geological diversity. A number of these are accessible from Dublin as a day hike, and we have the very best of them here.
The Mournes and Carlingford mountains lie on the northeast coast, bisected by the beautiful Carlingford Lough. Both these day hikes are graded hard, reflecting their tougher nature, but still well within the abilities of a reasonably fit hiker.
The Slieve Blooms are a more gentle proposition, nestled in the midlands of Ireland, they offer a lovely day out with babbling streams, forest tracks and an easy angled ridge walk at the moderate grade.
Howth Head lies just to the north of Dublin, and is a lovely coastal cliff walk on a good path, with plenty of wildflowers and seabirds on show. We finish the day with a refreshing drink in the beautiful harbour and fishing village. This hike, though not short, is graded as easy.
The hiking grades are explained in detail in our FAQ section.
These itineraries offer the opportunity to travel well beyond the Dublin area, but still get back into town in time for an evening meal.