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Bray To Greystones Cliff Trail is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 10.8 mi Elevation gain 1,236 ft Route type Out & Back

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The is a walk between Bray and Greystones with beautiful coastal views of the Irish Sea and County Wicklow. This path leads you along the railway that was built between 1847 and 1856. The cliffs are breathtaking and the flora and fauna is very diverse. From seagulls, to lizards, kittiwakes, and black guillemots you see a wide range of animals. Furthermore, Bray head is an excellent location for dolphin and whale watching. All along the trail you find information such as an anecdote about a train crash in 1869. While not physically demanding and well maintained, it is a natural walk with variable surface quality. Winter frosts can, occasionally, result in rock falls from the cliff face. On these rare occasions the walk is closed to the public.

Bring water, rain jacket, and boots or runners

Travelling by DART you can start the walk at either Bray Station and rejoin the DART at Greystones or at Greystones Station and rejoin the DART at Bray. The walk is accessible from the Sea Front, Bray; Raheen Park, Bray; Cliff Road, Wyndgates, Greystones; The Grove, Greystones and Greystones Harbour.

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Libby Phillips
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Hiking

this was one of my favorite trails while living in dublin. i did it with visitors all the time. it's a beautiful walk— easily done in sneakers (no hiking boots necessary). bray is lovely and the coastline is stunning. greystones has great restaurants, so definitely plan to arrive there for lunch time.

Anne Lyons
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Beautiful scenery, gentle climb. Fabulous plants and animals. Really enjoyed this walk

Damien Byrne
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Hiking

I live in Bray and walk the Cliff Walk regularly. Use the car park on the Head overlooking the town. It’s free and safe. Start of the walk is meters from car park. Fantastic views on sunny days but equally good in less favourable conditions. Enjoy the walk, the sights, the fresh sea air and lots more. If you climb to the cross at the top of the Head views are even more spectacular and there is a Loop Walk of the Head which takes you way above the Cliff Walk, super.

Michelle Jones
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Hiking

A fantastic walk with amazing views, especially on a sunny day. Would highly recommend.

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Justyna Liska
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Hiking

Definitely recommend!! Lovely views and very easy to get to

Gleidiane Temóteo
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Hiking

Nice walk with nice views. It's my second time doing this trail and I'll be back again to do the Bray Head Loop.

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Ion NEGRESCU
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Colm McElarney
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Timothy C.
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Carien van der Linde
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Hiking

Weather was lovely when we did the hike! Grateful. No plastic or beer bottles to be seen, which was pleasing. We took the train to Bray and the trail was easy to find. We just followed everyone with backpacks on. First you walk past the beach, we saw a-lot of sail boats. The trail was moderate and parts where you we had to climb stairs. The view was incredible, and I found sweet wild berries to eat as we walked. Bring a jacket with you it does get cold in the shade. We completed our walk around 5ish, walked all the way to Greystones. We got a bit confused with the construction going on. Look a bit like ghost town at first — but when we reached the harbor we saw the village started on the other side of the construction. Note if you want to go for a beer and food there are lovely pubs/restaurants in the village! Just take a turn before the harbor and walk straight in to the village.

Bernie Traynor0
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Hiking

walked up to the cross well worth d climb. there is a nearer car parkto the cliff if you ho up the town and take the vivay rd and then st Patrick's school

Loic Ader
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Hiking

Excellent mais attention pas pour VTT électronique car escalier non franchissable sans porté son vélo.

Ashley Williams
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful trail. Easy walking and breathtaking views the whole way. Helps that I was lucky with the weather

Nade McDermott
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Hiking

I do this walk with friends and my dog all the time - perfect for a Sunday stroll with beautiful sights of the coast and not far from Dublin.

Justin Gilmore
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Hiking

Great trail for a different perspective of Ireland.

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Ken Robinson
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Hiking

A lovely walk particularly if you go up Bray Head and go back to Greystones via the peak as the cliff walk gets too busy

Geneviève Gagné
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HikingMuddy

Belle randonnée, chemin facile à faire avec enfants. Assez populaire car beaucoup de monde. Retour en train à Gray super l’fun!!

Gustavo Muciaccia
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Sharon Ryan
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Hiking

Easy walk with nice views and interesting historical sites along the way

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Terri Norris
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Hiking

I’ve been on this trail many times since January and they have finally fixed the rough spots with crushed rock. Always a pleasure to see the birds nesting on the sea cliffs and the beautiful wild flowers

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Olivia Nickel
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Hiking

Not the prettiest day, but even in the rain the trail was beautiful! I hiked up to Bray’s Head and walked along the hill and through a pasture and caught up to the main path later on.

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Jimmy Lowe
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the new gate from the Bray Cross to Grestones is great a rocky decent down to the trail thouraly enjoyed it

Mariya R.
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Hiking

Hiked from Bray - took about an hour and 20 min. Last 20 min was through construction so I elected to train it back to Bray. Good running trail

Natalia Rusinova
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Hiking

if taking the trail from the cross towards Greystone there is a new gate that shows how to get on the lower path (a bit of rock climbing involved)

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Duncan Browne
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Bradly Saint
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This trail is gorgeous and easy to do. However, it is not fun when it’s overrun with unprepared tourist, who, at narrow areas, refuse to go single-file. At times, you’ll find the trail covered with rubbish and dog waste. Many people arrive dressed unprepared, causing traffic jams as they try to navigate puddles of muddy water, without touching it with their new trainers. This is an amazing site, and a great experience - but if you are looking for a hike for zen; this isn’t it.

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Carla Shimabukuro
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adorable hiking with a quite good view.

Anita J.
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Adrian Jaros
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Muddy

Parasailors above and the ocean down below. Convenient for us that both ends are close to the railway DART stations so that we can take the kiddos along (one-way).

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