River Liffey Walks

There are several places where it is possible to walk close to or along the banks of the Liffey. There is a huge variety of such walks that are accessible to the public.

There are several places along the River Liffey where it is possible to walk along the banks of the river or close to it. This provides opportunities to appreciate the natural beauty, flora and fauna along the river, as well as learning more about its history and heritage. The following is a list of all such publicly-accessible locations along the Liffey. 


Photo:Wicklow Mountains National Park

Wicklow Mountains National Park

Wicklow County Council


Wicklow Mountains National Park

Covering over 20,000 hectares, this is the largest National Park in Ireland. The River Liffey rises in Liffey Head Bog within the Park and flows through the Park, passing the Coronation Plantation, for approximately 9km. 


Visitors to the National Park are free to walk throughout the uplands. Please note, however, that there are no dedicated waymarked walking trails in the part of the National Park through which the Liffey flows. Those who want to explore the area must hike along unmarked routes or off track. The terrain is rough and there is a high level of exposure to the elements. Proper footwear and clothes are essential. Walking along the River Liffey as it passes through the National Park is most suited to experienced hillwalkers. 

See here for further information 


Photo:Blessington Greenway

Blessington Greenway

Wicklow County Council

Blessington Greenway

This is a 6.5km walk along the shores of Blessington Lake linking the town of Blessington with Russborough House. It passes close to the deserted medieval settlement of Burgage More, where there is a ruined castle. The beautiful scenery around the lake, with the backdrop of the Wicklow Mountains, can be enjoyed on the walk. It is also possible to cycle the route. The terrain is level and the walk is graded easy.

See here for further information 



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