Kindlestown is a hidden gem known only to a few! Now is your chance to savour the breathtaking sights that the multi-access route has to offer. A flat track leads around Kindlestown Hill for 500 metres where you will find seating which will give you a chance to take in the views over the coast from Bray Head to the North to Wicklow Head and beyond to the South. Return by the same route. The area is called after Albert de Kinley, who was a sheriff in the area in 1301. The wood formed part of the old Bellevue Estate. As you walk through the wood, there are some impressivie old specimen trees from the old estate days. Today, much of the wood contains native broadleaves of oak, ash, birch, holly and rowan along with introduced broadleaves such as beech, sycamore and sweet chestnut. There are conifer trees also, including Scots and Corsican pines, Noble and Douglas firs and and Sitka spruce.
Distance: 1.1 km
Estimated time: 30 mins
Total height climbed: 25 m
Highest point: 180m
Terrain underfoot: Forest trail
Suitable for: Families with buggies, wheelchair users etc
Notes: this is a linear trail- you return the same way.
How to get to start point: Kindlestown Wood Carpark
- GPS FOR START POINT: 52.798595,-6.1042645
- GRID REF: O 26843 12355
- There is no public transport to this location. Nearest public transport is to Delgany by Dublin Bus. www.dublinbus.ie