Greystones to Bray Cliff Walk – Peers, Pirates and Plants!
About the Walk: The Cliff walk is an easy route, on level and well maintained paths, with fine views over the Irish Sea and the rocky sea cliffs as we near Bray Head. The route is about 9 km and takes about 2.5 hours plus stops along the way.
Along the route, we will talk about the local flora and fauna, the wonderfully evocative place names like Brandy Hole and the local history. We have true stories of pirates and smuggling, the local English Landlord, Lord Brabazon, why there are two sets of railway tunnels and much, much more.
As we round Bray Head, we will see the town of Bray with its long beach below us. This former sleeping fishing village was developed in the mid-19th C into ‘The Brighton of Ireland’ which means it was a very stylish and upper-class seaside resort. You can see the remnants of the grand hotels and houses along the Promenade as we walk towards our last stop of the day.
The Harbour Bar. A former Lonely Planet ‘Pub of the Year’, you’ve got to see this bar to believe it – simultaneously described as ‘scruffy, wild and elegant’, The Harbour Bar dates back to 1872 and was a bar and undertakers. It hasn’t changed much since (except no dead bodies these days!).
After our refreshments, we will walk back to Bray Dart Station (5 minutes) and return to Dublin (40 minutes to the City Center) on the north bound train and sit on your right this time!
Getting to the Start: The walk starts from Greystones Train Station in a beautiful old seaside town.
You can take the DART to Greystones Train station from any of the Dublin Train stations (DART) and Greystones is the last DART station on the route. The train takes 50 minutes and is a lovely coastal train ride. Trains are every 30 minutes and costs around €10 return with a Leap Card.
See you there!
What to Bring:
For this walk we recommend you Bring:
- Walking Boots/ Shoes
- Walking Trousers
- Rain gear
- Walking Poles if you use them
Can anyone join this walk?
Yes, you don’t have to be a member of the club to join any of our walks but there are great perks.
How long is the Walk?
The walk is approx 9Km and taken at as easy pace.
• A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 48hrs in advance, or in case of no-show.
• A cancellation fee of 50% applies for cancellations made less than 72hrs in advance.
• No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made 3 or more days in advance.
If you cannot make the walk on the date requested and you contact us with in 48hrs of your walk date, then we may be able to provide an alternative date, depending on availability.