Way to go - Portmarnock to Malahide
MAP: OS of Ireland 1:50,000 Discovery 50; downloadable map at visitdublin.com/pdf/ iWalk10.pdf.
TRAVEL: Rail (dart): to Portmarnock station (20 minutes walk from seafront). Bus (dublinbus.ie): 32A or 32B to Portmarnock Country Club Hotel. Road: M50, M1 (Jct 3), N32, R106 to Portmarnock car park beside Country Club Hotel.
WALK DIRECTIONS: From car park follow sandy ramp on to strand; bear left. At low tide, walk to Malahide along the foreshore. Alternatively, follow coast path or public path beside road.
LENGTH: Two miles -- allow half a morning.
GRADE: Moderate (no climbs but lots of scrambling on the rocks).
CONDITIONS: Rough, rocky and slippery in places; strong shoes/boots recommended.
Don't Miss: Quartz 'sandwich fillings' in the rocks; teeming rock pools; fossil crinoids and brachiopods.
REFRESHMENTS: Picnic on the strand.
OPERATOR: Malahide Walking Tours (Colette Farrelly). Tel: 01-845 5318;
Upperchurch Walking Festival: November 5-7; firstname.lastname@example.org; upperchurch.ie.