Trekking Killiney Recreational Area from KeithExplores's blog


Killiney Hill is a popular destination for walkers and hikers availing of the spectacular views, over the surrounding areas: Dublin to the north-west, the Irish Sea and the mountains of Wales (on a clear day) to the east and south-east, and Bray Head and the Wicklow Mountains to the south. Looking north, you can admire another stunning walkway for trekking; Howth Head... 


The recreational area of Killiney was brought into public use in 1887 by Prince Albert Victor of Wales, in memory of Queen Victoria's Jubilee, and was then called Victoria Hill, and still holds that name today. There are a couple of nice photo spots, such as the obelisk monument on Killiney hill, which is perfect for taking photographs and selfies. 



But firstly, you will need to get there! If you make your way to Georges Street, Dunlaoghaire, Dublin City. Take the 59 Bus which will leave you outside the Hill, which is right beside Killiney Castle. 


The hill is not ideal for walking at night time, or in late evenings, as it can be quiet dangerous, as their are no lights leading up the lonely pitch dark trekking paths, as you will see in my video below. At night time, the hill is sometimes used by cult members who perform satanic and other religious sacrifice rituals on animals on the alter below. 


During my night time visit, I actually ran into a very strange man, who was hell-bent on hiding behind the obelisk, and observing me secretly from a distance. I've never felt so uncomfortable in such a vast open and exposed area, and within minutes I had left the hill. But don't be put off visiting this stunning and bountiful gorgeous area because of my experience. 


As this stunning recreational area is visited daily by hundreds of hill walkers, trekkers, and locals from the surrounding areas every day. Thus making walking trips, and picnics perfectly safe during the day time. Towards the north-west, is a car park with a recreational area for kids to enjoy swings, monkey bars and other obstacles to play on. 


And if you do decide to visit at night time, be sure to bring yourself a good strong torch, as its very easy to trip and fall over without proper lighting. Never the less, I hope you enjoy my video, and be sure to like, and subscribe if you're new. 



The hill is about 155 meters high, and the impressive views it has to offer on a clear day is every bit well worth the visit. After visiting the obelisk, you can head north towards the Dalkey Cliff face, which will give you a clear overview of the Dunlaoghaire and south east side of Dublin's suburbs. The cliffs are open with no safety railings, so be sure to keep your dogs on a lead. If you have kids with you, make sure they are beside you at all times. It is also possible to climb the Dalkey rock-face by guide. You can google websites which offer guides for rock climbing at the cliffs. 


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