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‘Exploring the Coastline’ – Guest blog

Here’s a lovely blog entry from a group of lovely ladies who were staying at Abigails Hostel. They travelled to Bray and then walked the coastal walk to Greystones; here’s an account of their day!

We had travelled as a group of girls to Ireland as part of a trip around Europe, we are all originally from England. On arrival in Dublin we choose to stay at Abigails because of the great reviews on Tripadvisor. We were chatting to the staff at the reception and we were looking for something free to do on Sunday and to get out of the city for a bit and see some of the Irish countryside. The girl on reception mentioned a cliff walk that starts in Bray. Bray is located about a half an hour DART ride from Tara station to the South of Dublin and it cost about 5EUR return so not too bad for a day out.

Bray is a lovely seaside town, and the seafront is beautiful with the hills and cliffs in the distance. We asked some locals for some directions who were really friendly and then set off to find the cliff walk, which was basically that big hill we are walking towards in the picture!

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There are two ways that you can walk, there’s the cliff-side walk which isn’t too steep and pretty much level all the way around, then there is the way that we went, which included a climb up a massive hill which had a cross at the top of it.

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Once we had reached the top, and after some moaning from some members of the group (cough cough Jenny!) it was well worth it because the views were amazing!

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We asked for some directions (again) and then set off on the walk over the cliffs to the next town along called Greystones. It took us about 45 minutes to an hour and the walk was lovely and peaceful. We then went downhill over the other side and a local dog walker pointed us in the right direction to join the main coastal path that would take us to the town. Once we were in Greystones we stopped for some food at the most lovely healthy food store called’ The Happy Pear’. I would definitely recommend going here if you like natural, healthy food.

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After we had eaten we went to get the train back to Dublin, unluckily for us the DART had some technical difficulties so we had to wait for a replacement bus! Although apparently this is a rare occurrence it just so happened to be on the day we went! We arrived back at the hostel in the early evening and really enjoyed our day and would recommend the walk to anyone.

-Jen, Bournemouth UK

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