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Hill Walk Bog of Frogs Howth

May 27, 2023

Walk : Howth Head, Bog of Frogs, easy hillwalk

Meeting Point/Time: Howth Public Car Park, West Pier (9.15am) LINK HERE 

Walk Start Time: 09.30am 

Route: Bog of Frogs circular loop walk (Purple Route)

Distance: 12.5km

Duration:  3.5/4 hours approx. (including breaks)

Grade: Hillwalk (easy)

Please Text the leader by Friday 26th May if you intend going on the walk

Leader’s Note:  We’ll start on the west pier (where we will park) and walk towards the east pier (toilet facilities available).  We will have an initial climb to start the walk following the purple arrows taking the path along the cliffs to beyond Red Rock.  Passing the Baily Lighthouse and then follow the path to the Martello tower.  We’ll cross over the busy Carrickbrack Road and then we’re in the hillside section.  The track takes us around the shoulder of Sheilmartin Hill and we enter the golf course crossing through.  This takes us into the Bog of Frog area where we follow the track through and onto open hilltop, then descending through the grounds of the local GAA Club and reaching the Balkill Park estate.  We’ll follow the pathway downhill to exit directly at the DART Station and back to the car park.  You will be rewarded with stunning views all around the route namely the Great Sugar Loaf, Wicklow Mountains, Aviva Stadium, Dublin Airport and much more.  If you use poles you may find them useful on parts of this hillwalk.

WhatsApp : For ease of communication a WhatsApp group will be set up for the group coming on this walk. If you do not wish to be included please let the leader know when registering your interest in the walk. 


May 27, 2023


Shona Geraghty