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Meeting at Laughanstown Luas Stop (on the green line Luas) we will make our way up the Dublin Mountains to the Leadmines Chimney and up Carrickgollogan Hill with views across Dublin and Bray.
The route is 10km all in, with easy climbs (300m ascent), along country lanes and well maintained paths, so a pair of walking shoes or runners will do fine.
Bring water and a packed lunch!
There is zero parking available at that Luas stop, in fact it's not really accessible by car at all, so if you must drive try the Carrickmines park and ride and get the Luas for one stop.
Or park at the bottom of Puck's Castle Lane on Ballycorus Road along our route, where we should be at approximately 11.30am. ( Let me know if you're planning that so I know to look out for you!)
Laughanstown Luas Stop
Come explore Knocksink Woods with me.
Get your money's worth and take the 44 bus to its very final stop on Monastery Road in Enniskerry. To make the walk, you'll need to catch the bus that leaves DCU at 9.30am, gets to O'Connell Street around 9.55 and arrives in Enniskerry an hour later.
Lots of free parking beside the bus stop in Bog Meadow carpark for anyone driving.
Our walk will take us through the Bog Meadow and Knocksink Wood Nature Reserve where some paths are tricky and very muddy so good footwear is essential, hiking boots are a good choice. Bring a packed lunch and something to sit on, the place is basically a temperate rainforest so always wet and mucky.
The full route is 7km, all on the flat, but the terrain with fallen down trees etc can make this a challenging walk in places.
Lots of cafes in Enniskerry for a cuppa after.
I'm aiming to catch the 2.30pm bus back in to Dublin.
Meeting point: Dropped pin
Sporting Pride and Dublin Lesbian Line are hosting a women's sports day on Saturday June 11th :) This is a beginner friendly event for women and non binary folk in our community - no experience needed - so please don't overthink your ability to take part. It's going to be fun and social! I'll be there on the day myself so message me in advance if needed.
Registration is open from 11.30am - 12.45pm. Sports run from 1-4pm (with plenty of breaks and chats) and we'll have burgers* and drinks at the on site clubhouse from 4pm on!
* Vegan option available.
The cost is €8 per person which includes a technical tshirt and food. If you cannot afford to pay please message myself or email [masked] and we'll work around it.
Pre- registration essential via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/lgbtq-womens-sports-day-tickets-322010390747
A full overview of the event is available here: https://www.sportingpride.ie/events/768budxsxq7ukltkxb56nocw0unrvg
If you have nay questions please get in touch.