Stunning view of Dublin Bay while on a Trails and Tales walk — Photo courtesy of Trails and Tales
Trails and Tales positions itself as "short walks for busy people" and tries to make your scenic Dublin walk as easily accessible as possible.
These walks are ideal for those who want a breath of country air but don’t want to finish sweating and panting. The routes aren’t overly strenuous and range from an hour and a half to three and a half hours for those who want to take in a lake walk. For groups, there is also the option to incorporate some extras such as a pub tour and dinner and an Irish traditional dance show.
Liz and John McEvoy collect their walkers from nearby LUAS (Dublin's tram system) and Dublin bus stops or even arrange a minibus to make sure you spend most of your time enjoying the walk and the scenery and not in trying to get to beautiful Glenasmole. Liz and John’s families have lived in the area since the 1600s, and they are keen to show off their surroundings, complete with authentic tales of ancient pathways.
The flexibility here is key for the busy traveller. Walks normally start at 11 a.m. but can be arranged later if groups want to lie in. Similarly, in the summer, evening walks can be arranged for those at conferences all day.
Trails and Tales is personalizable tour that promises to take the stress out of arranging a lovely walk that takes in some of Dublin’s best scenery.
Lake view — Photo courtesy of Trails and Tales