Bray To Greystones Cliff Trail

MODERATE 87 reviews

Bray To Greystones Cliff Trail is a 17.4 kilometer 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.

Distance: 17.4 km Elevation Gain: 377 m Route Type: Out & Back

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mountain biking

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bird watching

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wildlife

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.

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muddy
14 days ago

Beautiful hike, easy way to do with children. Quite popular because a lot of people. Back by train to Gray super fun !!

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rocky
25 days ago

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28 days ago

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

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

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.

1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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

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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muddy
2 months ago

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muddy
2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

adorable hiking with a quite good view.

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blowdown
2 months ago

muddy
2 months ago

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).

3 months ago

I just completed the route and it is not far off 17km you can make it longer than the map if you want. To confirm it's Bray-Greystones and back. Great walk I went on a cold windy day and still amazing.

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rocky
3 months ago

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3 months ago

Such a beautiful trail and fairly easy. We went Greystones to Bray.

I went Graystones to Bray and feel like I would have preferred the other way (maybe it’s named Bray to Graystones for a reason :) Most of the pictures I took were behind me. Nice, wide, well-maintained path. I’m a fairly fast walker and it took 2 hours, with lots of picture stops. I even got video of a train entering the tunnel midway where the cliffs are the best for pics.

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3 months ago

Lovely walk with great scenery. I did it last summer in glorious sunshine. Easily managed by most people. There is a slight incline at the beginning, it’s flat from there on, 6.5km each way. Lots of places in Greystones to lunch and if you aren’t up to the return journey you can avail of the train to return to Bray. In 1 or 2 spots the path had narrowed to just space for 1 person but nothing a good hedge trimmer can’t sort.

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muddy
rocky
3 months ago

3 months ago

Easy and pleasant trail. Somewhat crowded.

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muddy
4 months ago

4 months ago

did the walk from greystones to bray, which is better as you get a better view arriving at bray than greystones. pretty flat trail with an amazing view of the coast, quite quick, around 1h30, can be done in an hour if you are a fast walker and dont stop for pictures.

4 months ago

Lovely walk on a Saturday morning.

5 months ago

fab walk but can be busy

lovely and easy walking

6 months ago

easy with amazing view

8 months ago

where are they getting 17klms for this walk? it's only 6.5 klms. Very bad error!

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