Dublin - A Hike in Howth

Since we experienced unusually warm and sunny weather in Dublin this summer, we decided to do the cliff walk at Howth.  We took the DART out to Howth on a quiet Sunday in July.
Our first stop was Howth Market to get some treats to sustain us on our walk.
We eyed the sweets...
We picked up a couple homemade cakes.
We also picked up a loaf of bread which we planned to use to make sandwiches halfway through our hike.
We passed by the Swanky Swine and I smiled.  Maybe next time...
We were soon on our way!
Colored arrows made sure we stayed on track.
We began a slow ascent out of town.
The trail was well-marked.
We saw a number of signs that cautioned: Warning! Dangerous Cliffs
We looked down to breathtaking views, careful not to stray too close to the edge.
We looked up at a farm above us with a lone donkey standing by.
The trail markings were in a state of disrepair in certain sections.
We'd worn shorts but I'd definitely recommend wearing long pants.  There are a number of thorny species living alongside the trail.
The trail was quite narrow in parts and we had to push aside the brush to get through.
It was worth it though for the beautiful scenery.
It seemed like spiders had taken over this bush!
Parts of the brush looked burnt.
Wildflowers were interspersed with the greenery.
It was a long way down!
We looked out at the lighthouse in the distance and then turned upward toward the summit.
Roughly hewn steps aided our climb.
We took the high road on the way back which was further from the water but still featured good views of the sea.
We soon found ourselves back in civilization.
We admired the beautiful homes along our route.
We caught a glimpse of Howth and the sea beyond still far below us.
We continued further and the trail eventually penetrated a bit of forest.
On the other end, we emerged back at the train station for the DART ride home.  I captured our route using the Map My Run app so you can get a sense of the ground we covered - about 5 miles worth.



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