Rockhopping and Cave Safari - Thursday November 30th

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Special Tidal event -Rock Hopping below the waterline and exploring the caves.  Starting from the Tourism kiosk at the Harbour, moving swiftly cross country to the cliffs where the action is at Low Tide.  Be ready for 10 miles / 16 kms off road, and off trail, exciting, tough and salty among the rocks below the waterline. Very rewarding and quite demanding.    We will scamper through woodlands and the exquisite Rhododendron Jungle then look out from HG Wells most beautiful view in the world. Clear your mind with salty air, and tropical aromas, ice age heathland en route to the sea and the cliffs.  This is for the mobile and agile, this is not a normal hike or trek

The real high comes from getting out of the human environment, below the waterline, roving through enchanting territory from one awe inspiring place to the next.

I recommend cross trainers, boots or stout shoes.  Keep an eye on the weather and think about a light waterproof.  Water and a snack wouldn't hurt either.

Holiday Hack ! Get the 31 or 31/a bus from Talbot street in the city centre, sit up stairs, up front or on the right hand side and treat yourself to a coastal tour and intimate review of Dublin as you make your way out to join us in Howth

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  • Assemble at 10.45 am at the Tourism Kiosk on Harbour road, 5 minutes walk from the Dart Station.
  • Head out through Howth Village 
  • Weave in and out of the woodland and ice age heaths of ancient Binn Eadair 
  • Skirt or summit Shielmartin, Howths signature hill and the famous navigation landmark for Dublin
  • Smugglers caves, hidey holes, ruined boathouses and nostalgic swimming pools, reminders of the 1800s high life
  • On and on , by the Lions Head, Baily Jumps and the iconic Baily Lighthouse
  • Back down to the village for  4 pm approximately, if we are not waylaid!
  • The journey may vary to make sure you get the best of each other, Howth, the weather and the tide.

Highlights

  • Join your crew on the quayside, A bustling harbour. Boats on the water and locals plying their trades
  • The Rockhopping and Cave Safari gets below the waterline and into the caves. 
  • En route enjoy classic Irish woodland, rare coastal plants and beautiful aromas.
  • Hike and climb rugged trails to the most surprising views.
  • Get your own handle on the Druids and Celts, Saints and Scholars, Vikings, Normans, Rebels and fight for independence
  • Wildlife abounds including porpoises and dolphins, seals, raptors, heron or cormorant and curlew.
  • Get among the nooks and crannies, coves  and caves
  • Rockhop below the tideline. For the sure footed
  • Stoke a natural high
  • Enjoy a bit of Apres at The Summit Inn and then down the tramlines back to Howth harbour  
     

Route

  1. Howth Tourism office
  2. Ben Edar
  3. Muck Rock
  4. Mud Oak Cottage
  5. BarrenHill
  6. Red Rock
  7. Bellinghams Harbour
  8. The Needles
  9. The Lions Head
  10. Old Baily Cottage
  11. The Summit Inn
  12. The Seventy Steps
  13. The Village
  14. Howth Abbey