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Spring Steps: Discovering the Delightful Hikes Around Fitzpatrick Hotel

- Posted on: 22/03/2024 - $itemValue.title

Spring is here, heralding the return of the walking and hiking season—an ideal time to step outside and explore the great outdoors. The Fitzpatrick Hotel, nestled in a scenic locale, offers the perfect starting point for embarking on some of the most beautiful hikes in the area. From the adjacent Killiney Hill walk to further afield adventures like the trails leading from Bray to Greystones and the mysterious Hellfire Club, each route offers its own unique blend of natural beauty and invigorating challenge.

A Closer Look at the Hikes:

  • Killiney Hill Walk: Just next door to the Fitzpatrick Hotel, this walk offers a short but steep ascent from the car park, weaving past the café to the summit. Here, hikers are rewarded with breathtaking views over Killiney Beach and stretching out towards Bray Head in County Wicklow. It’s a fantastic choice for hotel guests looking for a quick dip into nature that promises both a physical challenge and spectacular scenery.

  • Bray to Greystones Walk: This coastal path stretches along the scenic Wicklow coastline, offering stunning sea views, cliffs, and a glimpse into the charming towns of Bray and Greystones. It’s a relatively gentle walk that blends the refreshing sea air with picturesque landscapes, beloved by both locals and visitors.

  • The Hellfire Club Hike: Perched atop Montpelier Hill, the trail to the Hellfire Club offers a fascinating mix of natural beauty and historical intrigue. The old hunting lodge, known for its associations with the notorious Hellfire Club, provides a backdrop filled with tales and folklore, all while offering panoramic views of Dublin city and beyond.

  • Ticknock: Features up to 10 km of mountain and forest walks, presenting spectacular views of Dublin City, Dublin Bay, Bray Head, and the Wicklow Mountains.

  • Dun Laoghaire Harbour’s Walks & Vistas: Enjoy a 2 km round trip along the east pier, with beautiful views of Dublin Bay, Sandycove, Howth, and Pool Beg towers. Completing the walk with an ice cream or a bag of chips is a local tradition.

  • Dublin Mountain Way: A 42 km trek across the Dublin Mountains, enjoyable in sections or as a whole, stretching from Shankill on the coast to Tallaght to the west of the city.

  • Walk the Wicklow Way: This well-trodden trail spans 127 km from Marlay Park, through the "Garden of Ireland" in County Wicklow, to County Carlow, offering parts to enjoy or the entire route for the intrepid explorer.

Spring invites us to reconnect with nature, and what better way to do so than by exploring the trails and hikes around the Fitzpatrick Hotel. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely stroll or a challenging trek, the area’s diverse landscapes and stunning vistas provide the perfect setting for outdoor adventures. Lace up your hiking boots, grab a water bottle, and step into spring with an adventurous spirit. The trails around Fitzpatrick Hotel await, each step promising the beauty of nature and serene landscapes