If you’re looking to add the Ticknock Walk to your to-conquer-before-pints (or pizza) list this weekend, then keep on reading.
Ticknock is home to one of the best walks in Dublin.
In the guide below we’ll take you through everything you need to know if you’re thinking about giving it a lash this weekend.
From how to get there and where to eat nearby, to the best walking route and more, we’ve got you covered.
You’ll find Ticknock in the Dublin Mountains.
It’s around 3 km south-west of Sandyford, and a handy half-hour bus journey (the 44B) or drive from the centre of Dublin.
Ticknock offers a glorious 10km of mountain and forest walks for those looking to stretch the legs and soak up some of the best views of Dublin City, Dublin Bay, Bray Head and the Wicklow Mountains from above.
The forest boasts an extensive network of trails that offer pleasant walks (or if you’re a mountain biker, cycle trails) through the trees.
it also has a tarmac road that goes all the way to the top, which makes it nice and accessible for people with lower level of fitness.
When you reach the end of the tarmac, you’ll find three large rock formations (Three Rock Mountain) which make the perfect viewing point for a post-hike gander at the Wicklow Mountains and the coast.
You’ll find Two Rock Mountain not far from here, and it’s here that you’ll find the ruins of the Fairy Castle.
My Favourite Ticknock Walk: The Fairy Castle Loop
Personally, I always opt for the Fairy Castle loop when visiting Ticknock.
This is a lovely looped walk that takes in the seemingly never-ending views of Dublin that envelope you.
Places to eat after you finish the Ticknock Walk
In need of a post-walk feed?
Take the short spin over to Lamb Doyles for a bite to eat.
Have you competed a Ticknock Walk recently? Let me know in the comments below!