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Hill Walk Cruagh Wood and Hellfire Club

October 23


Meeting Point:  Tibradden Wood (Zipit) Car Park

Time:  10.00 a.m. 

Walk Starting Point:  Tibradden Wood (Zipit)    Walk Starting Time: 10.15 a.m.

Route: Cruagh Wood – Cruagh Mtn. (521m) – Massy’s Wood – Hell Fire Club – Montpelier Hill and return to Tibradden Wood Car Park
Distance: 18km

Duration: 5 hrs (inc. a break half way)



Leader’s Note:

This is a very pleasant undulating MODERATE HILLWALK through Cruagh Wood, taking in Cruagh Mountain (521m) with lovely views, then via Massy’s Wood to the Hell Fire Club and back around by Montpelier Hill. There are two short slightly steep stretches (in Massy’s Wood and up to the Hell Fire Club) where walking poles could be useful. The walk starts and finishes at Tibradden Wood (Pine Forest) Car Park (Zipit Forest Adventures). Total walk time, inc. sandwich stop at the Hell Fire Club, will be 5 hours. 

Coffee & cake in the nearby Hazel House Craft Café on Mutton Lane, Rockbrook  afterwards for those who wish to relax and chat a while following the walk. 

Please phone or text John Coleman by Sat. 22nd Oct.. if you intend going on the walk along with mob. phone number for contact. 

For ease of communication and updates a WhatsApp group will be set up for this walk. If you do not wish to be included in this WhatsApp group please let the leader know when you get in touch to book your place. 

Directions from M50:

Turn off the M50 at Jnc. 12. Take  R113 towards Ballyboden. At the 3rd roundabout turn right onto the R116 (Edmonstown Rd.) signposted for Glencullen. Follow the R116 for approx. 4.5km until the R116 turns sharp left, heading for Glencullen. The entrance to Tibradden Wood is on your left, approx. 200m after the sharp left turn. 

Journey time from Skerries: 50 minutes.


October 23


John Coleman
Mary Collins