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.

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Mweelrea Mountain guided hike

Mweelrea guided hike (Hard/Strenuous) Mweelrea mountain, at 814 metres, is the highest mountain in Connacht and one of the iconic '4 Peaks'. In good weather the summit offers some of
14km (8.5 miles)

Slieve Donard and the Mourne Mountains

Mourne Mountains - guided day hike Slieve Donard And The Hare’s Gap - day hike (Strenuous) The highest mountain in Northern Ireland, and if that's not enough, the second highest
17km (10.5 miles)

Slieve Foye and Carlingford Mountain

Slieve Foye and Carlingford mountain - day hike (Hard) This hike, beginning in a quaint seaside village, takes in the highest peak in County Louth, Slieve Foye, and offers spectacular views
17km (10.5 miles)

Galtymore and the Cushnabinnia Horseshoe – guided day hike

Galtymore The Cushnabinnia Horseshoe - day hike (Hard/Strenuous) The superb mountain range known as the Galty's has at its heart the imposing peak of Galtymore, one of the thirteen 3,000 ft
13km (8 miles)

Carrauntoohil guided hike

Carrauntoohil – guided ascent of Ireland’s highest mountain (Hard/Strenuous) Carrauntoohil is located in County Kerry and is the prominent peak in the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks mountain range. Meaning ‘Tuathal's sickle’ it
14km (8.5 miles)

Maumturks/Connemara guided hike – Cnoc na hUilleann and Letterbreckaun

Maumturks/Connemara Cnoc na hUilleann And Letterbreckaun - day hike (Hard) Sample some of the best summits and stunning views of the central Maumturks. About the Maumturks guided hike Starting south
14.5km ( 9 miles)

Slieve Bloom Hills

Slieve Bloom Hills Slieve Bloom hills and the Ridge of Capard - day hike (Moderate) These rarely visited hills are home to a plethora of rare and unusual plants, birds and mammals.
15km (9.5 miles)