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Ramble Easy) Donabate/ Portrane

January 12


Meeting Point: Shoreline Hotel, Donabate

Time:  Meet 10.20 a.m.  

Walk Starting Point:  Shoreline Hotel  Walk Starting Time: 10.30 a.m.

Route: Loop walk – coastal path from Donabate Beach through Portrane Demesne

to Portrane, then along Rogerstown Estuary to Portrane beach and return via Tower Bay Beach back to the Shoreline Hotel.

Distance: 13 km

Duration: 3-3.5 hours


This is an EASY RAMBLE 

 Leader’s Note:

This is a very pleasant Easy Ramble, taking in Portrane Demesne (the grounds of St. Ita’s)  with its short forest trail, followed by lovely coastal views – south to Howth and the Dublin/Wicklow mountains and east across to Lambay Is., along the way. NB Bring a sandwich for lunch stop half way along.

We will meet at the Shoreline Hotel beside Donabate Beach/Martello Tower. Plenty of car parking available both along the road and in the car park back along it. Possibility of a coffee from the van at the hotel at the end of the walk as it is closed midweek in winter.

Please text leader John Coleman by Tuesday 11th Jan. 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 Skerries:

Take next turn left after Blakes Cross on the R132, left at T-junction, left again at T-junction and over the railway bridge, then immediately right and straight on down the road to the hotel.  Journey time: 20-25 mins.

Covid-19 related: Walkers are advised that they will be asked to confirm that they have no Covid-19 like symptoms and agree to walk at their own risk.  The organisers cannot accept any liability in the event of injury/Covid-19 infection.

Rogerstown Estuary




January 12


John Coleman