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Dublin Mountains Way

Trail Overview Details

Grade: Strenuous
Format: Linear
Trail Quality: ***
County: Dublin
Category: Walking/Hiking Trails
Type: National Waymarked Trail
Length (Kms): 42.60
Climb (m): 895
Estimated time: 12hr 30min
Dogs Allowed: Yes


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Description of Trail

One of the flagship projects of the Dublin Mountains Partnership is the establishment of a long distance trail, the Dublin Mountains Way (DMW), across the mountains from Shankill in the east to Tallaght (Sean Walsh Park) in the west, in all approximately 43 kilometres of trail (plus an additional 12.3km round trip for the Hell Fire/Massy's spur). The DMW has been an objective of the local authorities for close to twenty years and with the formation of the partnership it has been realised.  This project has been achieved through the cooperation of Coillte, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, South Dublin County Council, Dublin City Council and some private landowners.  The Dublin Mountains Way was officially opened from Shankill to Tallaght on 31st October 2010. The entire route from Shankill to Tallaght is now fully waymarked. This route will be classified as one of the national waymarked ways and is waymarked with the standard yellow walking man symbol. The sections where the Wicklow Way and Dublin Mountains Way run alongside is signed with DMW and WW to avoid confusion. For more information follow external link to www.dublinmountains.ie

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Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead
22 August 2017 Please note that the Dublin Mountains Way has been re-routed in Glencullen to take 1 km off road. The DMW now goes through The GAP adventure centre and joins up with the old route on the forest road in forest above. For a map of this new route see https://www.dublinmountains.ie/fileadmin/user_upload/maps/DMW_Glencullen.pdf
From April 2018 the Dublin Mountains Way has been re-routed between Barnaslingan and Ballybetagh Road to take walkers off a busy section of road. The re-route takes walkers through the grounds of the Sports Hotel in Kilternan and onto a quieter County road, rejoining the original route between Kilternan and Glencullen. For a map of this new route see https://www.dublinmountains.ie/news/latest_news/?no_cache=1

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