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Bray-Greystones Cliff Walk

Easy/Intermediate
 3.7 (6) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A well-marked trail along the Irish Sea cliffs between the small towns of Bray and Greystones.


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Map Key

4.1

Miles

6.6

KM

Point to Point

230' 70 m

High

0' 0 m

Low

326' 99 m

Up

331' 101 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding

Overview

This is a beautiful trail along the cliffs of the Irish Sea between two small towns south of Dublin. It provides great views of the surrounding scenery including rock faces, sea, and flora/fauna.

Description

This is a relatively easy hike that is bidirectional. Hikers can start in either the town, but most travelers coming from Dublin start in Brey and finish in Greystones. Both trailheads are accessible from the DART train so no car is required to travel between the two starting points.

The trail is a well-marked singletrack that is mostly gravel. There are a few stairs and hills required to traverse the cliffs, but overall it is very manageable terrain. Look out over the sea as you hike to see many species of birds, and occasionally falcons during the proper season.

Along the way, there are occasional branch points that will take you higher up the cliffs for a better view of the surrounding area, and you can easily return from these points to continue on the trail. Although the scenery is beautiful, it does not change much over the course of the hike and can become repetitive.

Both towns have many restaurants and shops where a hungry traveler can grab a bite to eat or a pint to drink.

Flora & Fauna

Peregrine falcons can be seen here during the proper season, usually the spring and summer months.

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Luke Laws

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  3.7 from 6 votes

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Just north of Cliff Manor
May 20, 2019 near Bray, IE
Ascent from Bray
May 20, 2019 near Bray, IE
Trail is well-marked and offers scenic views.
Feb 14, 2018 near Bray, IE
Traveling north from Greystones
May 21, 2019 near Greystones, IE

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May 23, 2019
Nicholas Doran
2mi — 1h 30m
Nov 22, 2018
Neil McL
Feb 9, 2018
Luke Laws
4.1mi