Take 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., nestled in a forest. 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. Depending in the season, pause to pick some delicious wild berries....to add to cream or ice-cream 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 backroad, arrive at a quaint, rustic, cafe and restaurant to enjoy a well earned lunch made of local produce and cuisine. An Alternative bus returns back to the finish point via a different but equally enchanting route.
Hiking has been both a passion and a hobby of mine since I climbed my first mountain in County Kerry, Ireland, and the age of 10. More than four decades later, I still love it as much as ever, and have built up a bank for experience, knowledge and skills along the way. I regularly organise and lead hikes in the Dublin and Wicklow region, where I live. I have a certificates in Outdoor Pursuits (including mountain and navigation skills), REC3 (Rescue Emergency Care), and Leave No Trace Awareness. I am also a qualified regional guide. I have a keen interest in local history, geography and the natural environment. There is nothing I like more than meeting old and new friends out on the hills, and sharing my passion with them.
The first stop will be to an ancient "wedge" burial tomb, one of four types found in Ireland. This one dates from the second millennium B.C. and is majestically hidden away in the corner of a forest. The next stop is on a hilltop overlooking Ireland's capital city and surrounding area. A second burial tomb and cairn on a mountain ridge with views of Wicklow and Dublin. A forest walk followed by lunch in a rustic house hidden in the hillside
Guests must have a reasonable level of fitness, no adverse health conditions, and be able to walk over 10km (6 miles) on gently sloping ground.
The Dublin Mountains Tombs and Trails