The Executive Committee has planned two walks for members – one in May and another in June – and we hope you will be able to join us on at least one occasion.
Despite our efforts, it was not possible to arrange a walk during April. On two occasions, we had to cancel our preliminary walk due to the bad weather.
- Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk – Tuesday 8th May 2018
The first walk is from Bray to Greystones along the cliff path. According to the notices along this walk
‘It is believed that a walkway along the cliff existed between Bray and Greystones from medieval times. The Cliff Walk, as it exists today, was developed in the 1840s to provide access for materials and workers to the cliff face during the construction of the railway which linked Bray to Greystones on onwards to Wicklow. At the time of the railway’s development, Bray was a small village and the population of Greystones was 93 people. The coming of the railway between 1854 and 1856 placed both settlements within easy reach of Dublin city and so led to the transformation of Bray and Greystones as fashionable resorts and desirable residential towns.’
We will walk from Bray to Greystones and get the train back to Bray. Trains run every half hour.
This walk will be led by one of our members. It is about 8km and will take about two hours. There are some uphill parts of the walk but nothing too strenuous. The walk is on pavement initially but is mostly on a track which can be muddy if it has been raining. There are splendid views across the sea and opportunities to see sea birds (bring your binoculars).
We will meet from 10.30am at Finnbees Coffee House which is on Bray promenade and the walk will depart from outside the café at 11.am – see attached link to Google maps.
If you are using public transport, you can take the Dart to Bray and its a five minute walk from the station to Finnbees Coffee House. When you come out of the station turn right, turn right again at the corner, and turn right again to walk along Strand Road. Finnbees is on the promenade and about 150 metres ahead on the left.
If you are travelling by car, take the M50 southbound and continue onto the M11. Take exit 5 and follow the R761 into Bray north. At the roundabout, take the second exit and stay on the R761 until you come to the Dargle river which you cross and take an immediate left turn along Seapoint Road. This brings you down to Strand Road and the promenade. Parking is available on the promenade (costs about 50 cent per hour).
- Dalkey/ Killiney Hill – Tuesday 26th June 2018
Details of this walk will be posted in the next couple of weeks. If you are interested, please note the date in your diary and we will circulate information on the walk shortly.
Disclaimer / Footwear / Outerwear
Please note that if you participate in any of these walks, you must take full responsibility for yourself and be aware that you participate at your own risk. Participants will be asked to complete a Disclaimer form (unless you have already completed one) before setting out on the hike/walk. It is important that you have sturdy footwear – walking shoes or boots with ridged soles for grip – particularly in wet weather. You should also have appropriate outerwear and be prepared for rain.
Please let me know if you will be joining any of these walks so that we have an idea of the number of people to expect. You can sign up on the website or you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you.
On behalf of the Executive Committee