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Ramble St. Anne’s Pk/ North Bull Is.

March 2

Meeting Point: Skerries Train Station

Time:  Meet at 09:50 a.m. departing on 10:02 a.m. train

Walk Starting point:  Killester DART Station     Walk Starting Time: 10.40 a.m.

Route: St. Anne’s Park – North Bull Is. and return (loop walk) 

Distance: 13 km

Duration: 3.5 

 

This is a RAMBLE

 

Leader’s Note:

This is a very enjoyable loop ramble which begins in St. Anne’s Park, with its lovely Rose Garden, and then exits onto the coastal walk in Clontarf. We will cross the wooden bridge onto North Bull Island and follow the walkway to its conclusion at the Star of the Sea Statue. This gives fantastic views to Dublin Bay, the Pigeon House, Poolbeg and the cityscape of south Dublin. Our walk then heads northwards along the beach. We will exit the island via the Causeway and return to St. Anne’s Park where we will follow the Naniken River, taking in the Walled Garden, inc. the Physic Garden (medicinal herbs) along the way, then back to Killester by the main avenue of the Park.

We will meet at Skerries Train Station to catch the 10.02 train to Howth Junction, then the 10.29 DART to Killester, arriving 10.37. A 30 min. walk from the Station to the Red Stables for anyone meeting up there at 11.10. Coffee & scone in the Red Stables at the end of the walk for those who wish to relax after it. Bring a sandwich for a ‘pit stop’ along the way.  

For anyone going to drive – there is plenty of free car parking on Furry Park Road (off Howth Rd., opposite the road leading to Killester DART station) along which we will be walking to enter St. Anne’s Park. Alternatively in the vicinity of the Red Stables.

Return DART/train times:

Killester     14.50             15.3815.5517.20

Howth Jnc.14.5715.4516.0217.27

Howth Jnc. 15.02 15.54 16.16 17.32               

Skerries 15.23 16.18 16.39 17.58            

Please text leader John Coleman by Friday 1st Mar. if interested in going on the walk along with mob. phone number for contact and indicating whether meeting up in Skerries, Killester or the Red Stables en route.  

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. 

Details

Date:
March 2

Organizer

John Coleman