Explore the most popular trails in Barnaslingan Wood with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This trail is accessible car-free, from the DART (Shankil Station) or by bus. The start is by the right side of the pub in Shankil’s main street - not in front of the pub like the description says. Otherwise the trail is very easy to follow. Its path will guide you through splendid views and relics of past history. Highly recommended.

hiking
3 months ago

Loved it. So close to Dublin and yet so far. I don’t mind the fact that first 15 minutes or so is by road. Route out of Shankill village is interesting. The walk over the pedestrian N11 Motorway bridge was a bit unpleasant for some of my height phobic friends. Otherwise getting into the country side is quite quick. Once in the trail it’s beautiful, peaceful and uninterrupted. Lots of off-track short cuts or long cuts for those who want more of a stretch. Really great views over Killiney and Dalkey, further north over the city and all the coastal views down south to Bray and the Sugar Loaf. The whole trail was immaculate. Highly recommended.

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muddy
rocky
3 months ago

fantastic views and really easy to follow directions!

I liked the walk, but like a lit of the comments said, there is a lot of asphalt in the beginning and the end. Bit it's a beautiful walk with beautiful views!

I enjoyed the hike and agree with the comments I've read. Careful just following the markers in full faith. I put my phone in my bag and decided to just follow the yellow markers since they are very visible but there was a point where we should've turned back and not continued on. I wouldn't have known had we not checked our position on the phone.

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rocky
10 months ago

Very pleasant and short trail. Has some great views

pleasant walk with great views and plenty of local historical interest.

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rocky
Wed Jan 23 2019

loved the hike also make sure you have a leash for your dogs as you do have to use a couple of roads.

Nice hike, amazing views and perfect signage!

hiking
Tue Jun 26 2018

Few roads, but mostly forest. Amazing balance of sun and shade. Great for dogs (minus the road parts).

Less than hour away from dublin, so much worth going. Beautiful views, well marked path. Really relaxing!

Sun Feb 11 2018

Not 5 stars just because there is a substantial part of the walk on asphalt. Totally worth it, breathtaking views.

walking
Sat Oct 14 2017

Great hike with lovely views and gorgeous weather!

Really enjoyed this walk with so many different routes to take on the way to the top.

cracking walk great views and v good directions

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3 months ago

on Shankill to Scalp Loop

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