Extreme Day Hikes – City
A Dublin Day Hike – Two Cliffs /Two Hills These 4 intriguing hikes in the environs of Dublin, along the coast of the Irish Sea, from Howth to Greystones, in aggregate, equal an extreme day hike.
This is the third in a series of articles about walking from your home in a highly populated area. Pt Loma to Oceanside is an 11-hour 39-mile marathon kept interesting by the bay, beaches, and bustle of activity along the scenic coastline and Pacific Coast Historic Highway 101.. I walked this twice (returned by car) as a training hike for the 100km one day 100k trek along the Potomac River starting in Washington DC.
“Where are you hiking, I was asked a few years ago?” I replied, “Croatia.” I might as well have answered, “Phoebe” (one of Saturn’s moons), after hearing the next questions: “Why?” “Isn’t it dangerous,” and, “Where is that?” Yes, the Balkans did have tragic times in the 1990’s, unwinding their pent up political and ethnic differences after the fall of Tito; and clearly, international travel is burdened with security concerns but not is Croatia.
London is a great city, has a fascinating past, and the ardent walker can see all of the traditional tourist sites in one day. The historical buildings, relics, memorials, and museums provide intellectual stimulation; while eating establishments and pubs ensure hunger and dehydration are not an issue. The goal is to go from sunrise to sunset and see a great City with all of its history imagined and present glory.