Now that the new year has started, it’s time to get ourselves back into the swing of things. January is a great time of the year for new beginnings. You could start on a fitness journey, give up smoking or exploring parts of the city you’ve never seen before. Here are some great activities to get yourself out and active, no matter the weather!

Bray to Greystones Walk

This linear cliff walk is easily one of the highlights of the East Coast of Ireland and is perfect for beginners, letting you get your heart going but not completely tiring you out. From start to finish, the cliff walk is about 7km long and takes 2 hours to complete. Make sure you bring enough water with you as there are no stops along the way and that you have suitable footwear. The walk follows the coastline and has some of the most amazing views this side of the country. Finish off your walk with a stroll and some lunch in the scenic Greystones Village. 

Ticknock

Ticknock is an area nestled in the foothills of Three Rock Mountain, just 30-minutes from the city centre and just 10 minutes by car from PREMIER SUITES. It is a great place for a hill walk with spectacular views over Dublin Bay and the city. The circular loop begins and ends in the same place so there is no need for maps, just follow the trail. If you are feeling adventurous, you can hire a mountain bike and spend the day exploring on two wheels. Biking.ie can arrange everything from bike and equipment hire, to personal lessons and guided tours so you can enjoy the beautiful Dublin countryside exactly how you want.

Glendalough

Glendalough is a glacial valley in County Wicklow, just 40 minutes’ drive from PREMIER SUITES Dublin Sandyford and is by far one of Ireland's most beautiful tourist destinations. The area has lakes, mountains and an early medieval monastic settlement founded in the 6th century by St Kevin which visitors are free to wander around either guided or unguided. The Glendalough Valley inside the Wicklow Mountains National Park which has many activities and attractions to attract and entertain visitors from scenic walks to camping and biking.

Climb the Sugarloaf Mountain

If you are feeling adventurous (and fit!) why not arrange a day trip to climb the famous Sugarloaf Mountain in Wicklow. The Sugarloaf dominates the skyline on the journey from Dublin to its base and is recognisable by its conical, slightly off-centre peak. The mountain is an hour’s scenic drive from us and the climb itself will take you just over an hour and is moderately difficult depending on your level of experience. Once you reach the summit you will be treated to fabulous views of the countryside and a feeling of immense satisfaction of course!

If you are planning to explore South Dublin and beyond, make sure you come home to luxurious and comfortable accommodation conveniently located in Sandyford.

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