Hell Fire Club and Massey Woods Loop

EASY 22 reviews

Hell Fire Club and Massey Woods Loop is a 8.7 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Tallaght, County Dublin, Ireland that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
327 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

A half day exploring one of the spookier parts of the Dublin Mountains. The ruins of the Hell Fire Club on the summit of Montpelier Hill in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains are a well known landmark in south Dublin. This guide explores the trails around the hill and the adjacent Massy Woods with commentary on the little-known history of the area. A network of paths allow visitors to explore the woods on the site of the former Massy Estate. A fine mansion and gardens once stood here and it has since been laid out as a forest walk. The Nature Trail followed in this section of the trip passes many fine examples of European, American and Asian tree species as it makes a circuit roughly following the path of the Owendoher River, which runs through the grounds. There are also numerous points of historical importance, including a ruined Bronze Age tomb, an icehouse and the remains of the fine formal gardens that once stood here. The forest around Montpelier Hill offers several kilometers of trails. The Montpelier Loop Trail followed in this route makes a circuit around the hill - where fine views can be enjoyed over the mountains to the south west and over Dublin city and bay - before making the final climb to the site of the notorious Hell Fire Club.

10 days ago

Easy walk nothing moderate about it. Great views at the top with plenty of area for exploring and a picnic if ya like. Timbertrove close by does a savage tea and scone after.

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1 month ago

This should be rated as ‘easy’ as i don’t think it’s a moderate hike. It’s more of a walk than a hike and it’s ideal for a family with small kids as a day out. Did it yesterday bt was disappointed with the level of ‘moderate’ so headed off to the sugarloaf for a bit of a hike!

hiking
1 month ago

This should be rated as ‘easy’ as i don’t think it’s a moderate hike. It’s more of a walk than a hike and it’s ideal for a family with small kids as a day out. Did it yesterday bt was disappointed with the level of ‘moderate’ so headed off to the sugarloaf for a bit of a hike!

1 month ago

Stunning views of Dublin bay from the top..cool history too

1 month ago

The view on the top is beautiful

3 months ago

fab place... it was my first time out hiking in yrs ... Great one to start off with... and with a little bit of spooky added in

3 months ago

great hike with the dog best to keep them on a leash sometimes horses are in the area

3 months ago

beautiful walk also in winter. no walking skills required

hiking
9 months ago

An easy trail, good for trail runners. You can see most of the city on a sunny day. It's very easy to get to from the city. Timbertrove càfe is lovely for a nice coffee or lunch after your hike.

Monday, April 02, 2018

Very close to Dublin city. If you’re looking for a short walk close do Dublin, this place is perfect.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Nice easy walk

Monday, October 31, 2016

A bit too easy and short and too many people on trail.

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