Shankill to Scalp Loop

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Shankill to Scalp Loop is a 7.3 mile loop trail located near the city of Shankill. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

7.3 miles 1154 feet Loop


trail running


Small Hills, Big Views in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains. What the hills to the east of the main Dublin/Wicklow range may lack in height, they more than make up for in terms of views and ambience. This guide covers a half-day trip from the suburban village of Shankill out as far as The Scalp, a glacial outflow formed at the end of the last Ice Age and an important site of geological interest. Along the way it passes through a variety of woodland as well as the site of the former Ballycorus leadmines, an important industrial heritage site. The trip is topped off by a stop at the summit of Carrickgollogan, a mere 276 metres high but a hill that commands an incredible 360 degree panoramic view over Killiney Bay, Bray Head, the Little and Great Sugar Loaf mountains and the Dublin/Wicklow mountains. The trail makes use of part of the existing long-distance Dublin Mountains Way route along with local trails - the Rathmichael Walk, Scalp Lookout Trail and the Lead Mines Way, all of which are maintained by the Dublin Mountains Partnership.

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