A recently published book has listed a walking trail that runs through the Dublin Mountains as one of the world's most scenic walking routes.
Stretching from Shankill to Sean Walsh Memorial Park in Tallaght, the "strenuous" 43km Dublin Mountains Way is featured in the illustrated 1001 Walks You Must Experience Before You Die which has been edited by travel writer Barry Stone.
The trail was established in 2009 to improve the experience for Dubliners who regularly walked in our nearby mountains.
This is terrific news for the Dublin Mountain Partnership and everyone associated with it - for a walk that is on the urban fringe to be included in a book like this is really remarkable.
Mark d'Alton, Dublin Mountains Initiative representative
Each entry in the latest volume in the popular 1,001 series provides essential details about a must-try walk, including start and finish points, level of difficulty, distance, maps, and estimated duration.
Walking is one of the greatest ways to discover our world and the Dublin Mountains Way forms part of the wider walking experience that will be developed for visitors in and around South Dublin County over the next few years such as the Grand Canal and Dodder River Blueways. As the trail is essentially only 8 miles from O’Connell Street, The Dublin Mountains Way emphasises the proposition of the Great Outdoors on Dublin’s Doorstep.
Orla Carroll, Director of Dublin, Fáilte Ireland
If you'd like to explore this trail yourself, you can find information, maps, and guided walks here.