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Hill Walk Shankill to Scalp
Shankill – The Scalp – EASY HILLWALK
Meeting Point: Skerries Train Station
Time: Meet at 08:40 a.m. departing on 08:52 a.m. train
Walk Starting point: Brady’s Shankill Car Park. Walk Starting Time: 11.00 a.m.
Route: Dublin Mountains Way: Shankill to The Scalp and return
Distance: 12 km
Duration: 3 hrs – 3 hrs 30
This is an EASY HILLWALK – NOT a RAMBLE
This is a very pleasant Easy Hillwalk along the Dublin Mountains Way (combination of roadway and forest tracks) from Shankill Village via the Ballycorus Lead Mines to The Scalp, with its commanding view, and return with great vistas along the way, inc. the fantastic 360° panoramic view from Carrickgollogan Hill (276m). Total walk time, including a quick pit stop at The Scalp, is likely to be about 3.5 hours. Note: Poles would be useful for two short stretches of the walk.
We will meet at Skerries Train Station to catch the 08.52 train to Pearse, then the 09.42 DART to Shankill, arriving 10.19. A 12 min. walk from the Station to the Village for a coffee and freshly baked scone in Brady’s Pub before heading off from their car park on the walk. Refreshments and food at the end of the walk in Brady’s for those who wish to relax after it. NB No sandwich required as going for a bite to eat after the walk. For anyone wishing to drive – there is a large car park at Brady’s from where the walk starts and ends (with complimentary parking for customers).
Return train times:
Shankill 15.40 arr. Pearse 16.16 dep. 16.21 arr. Skerries 17.00
Shankill 16.10 arr. Pearse 16.47 dep. 16.53 arr. Skerries 17.33
Shankill 16.20 arr. Connolly 17.02 Pl. 6 dep. 17.12 Pl. 3 arr. Skerries 17.43
Shankill 16.30 arr. Pearse 17.06 dep. 17.13 arr. Skerries 17.57
Shankill 16.50 arr. Dún L. 17.05 dep. 17.11 arr. Skerries 18.12
Please text leader John Coleman by Monday 12th Sept. if interested in going on the walk along with mob. phone number for contact and indicating whether meeting up in Skerries or Shankill.
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.