Walks by Car Great South Wall Walk Fat Steve Walks

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Building a guide to walks Dublin, Ireland by car or bus/rail, as Fat waddles his way to fitness


Walks by Car South Wall Walk

An walk of around 4km in total, out and along the Great South in the centre of Dublin Bay.

The walk (out and back) is 4km, over paved but uneven surface.

Suitable for the family, but caution should be with children, as the edges of the drop unguarded to the sea. The area is wide, so there is no to walk too close to the edge. It is by wheelchair, though more a little bumpy.

Car-parking is free, valuables be left out of site.

The wall is not so return should be planned darkness (as a reasonably unfit it takes me 30-40 minutes to in one direction, so set off on the walk at least 80 before sundown).

DIRECTIONS TO THE

From either the northside, or head for the Eastlink tollbridge in the area (very well From the city centre can be reached along the North

If travelling from the northside, the eastlink, and you will come to a roundabout almost immediatly the toll booths.

From the follow the signs to eastlink, and you come to the lerge roundabout before it.

From this take the exit which is opposite to the one leading to or from the This is a wide road, a number of caravans along it.

A distance along the road 200m) take the large turn (if you go straight on, the road end).

This lefthand is Pigeon House Road, and a short distance it will sharply to the right.

You will now be heading through bleak industrial landscape, various scrapyards and ruined on either side. A small pond is also passed, so I keeping the windows closed at point!

The road runs towards the huge ESB chimneys, and zig-zags around the complex, giving you a wonderful view of strand and the distant mountains on right.

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Continue along being careful of drifting and after a number of corners you come to a car-park. The road on from here, and goes to the of the Wall Walk a short further there is parking the road, and indeed you can drive the quarter of a km along the bumpy to where there is another parking area.

View from parking click on thumbnails for fullsize

From here, you can walk out into the middle of Dublin Bay the wall, which is wide, and though rough in places. two thirds of the way out, the level of the increases, the wall needed to be here due to the force of winter

At the end is the lighthouse, and stunning views in all To the south is Killiney head and Dun behind which can be seen the and Wicklow mountains. The RTE transmission at Donnybrook and the Belfield watertower may be if it is not too hazy.

Directly back along the can be seen the Pigeon House its tall chimneys, and to the right of you can see for some distance up the Liffey the city, where Liberty and the Spire may be seen in clear

To the north we can see the shorter Bull walk, and behind it Bull and the north city. Howth is to its best advantage from point, as if at sea.

On this shipping will frequently be coming in and out of the port either the ferries, or various cargo the latter usually accompanied by a pilot boat.

GETTING BACK:

The exact of your earlier walk/drive!

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