Bray To Greystones Cliff Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews

Bray To Greystones Cliff Trail is a 17.5 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bray, Wicklow, Ireland that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
17.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
360 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

beach

views

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.

I started with climbing Bray head, and walked over the cliffs to Greystones. On the end of the path you can turn right that brings you to the road where you can go to Greystones, or you can climb down the rocks for maybe 2 meters and you will find a steep wild path that will bring you to the original cliff trail. I did the last one. Then I went back by the original cliff trail to Bray. But you can also take the DART.
Personaly, I find the upper trail over the cliffs more beautiful then the original trail.

hiking
2 months ago

One of my favorite places on Earth, so far. I hiked the cliff walk with my daughter and it was beautiful and so peaceful. Be sure to carry a light rain jacket, since you never know when there will be a light sprinkle. I love Greystones.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Good views, not a very difficult trail.

walking
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Nice walk lovely views

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Saturday, June 04, 2016

We went to the cross and then followed the upper walk. Later on we joined the lower walk to get back. The weather was wonderful and it made all the difference

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Wonderful

hiking
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Very fun! We went a few years ago in April and it was gorgeous. Really was 4 seasons in a day as they say. Hot and humid, then cool and rainy. The hike itself isn't very strenuous, although the trail was washed out in some places and we had to take a detour, but it was still loads of fun. This was awhile back though, so it may be fixed by now. There were two chances to take side trails: one down to a beautiful beach with large cliffs, and one up to a cross overlooking the ocean.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

mountain biking
Sunday, March 01, 2015

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Saturday, August 31, 2013

A great, not too strenuous hike with nice views. When we went, the trail was pretty flooded. In winter, it can sometimes be closed due to bad weather, so be careful about when you do this hike. But overall, though freezing, it was a great experience! We went from Greystones to Bray, but you can do it in either direction (or round-trip, though if you're taking the BART out, you might as well do it one-way because you can take the BART to one end and pick it up again at the other). Loved it!