Walk number 3 is The Grand Canal Walk. Short & sweet!

The pave way along the canal provides a great path for exercise enthusiasts on their daily jog, cyclists, dog walkers, and leisurely walkers.

Start at Harold’s Cross Bridge and work your way all the way down to the end, and you’ll pass many gorgeous areas of Dublin’s south side, as well as some of Dublin’s cutest houses. Walking at a brisk pace, this would take about 40 minutes. But, there are several little diversions that you can take to explore some more.

Along the water you’re bound to find swans, ducks, willow trees, and private barges strolling leisurely along. Starting at Harold’s Cross you’ll pass along into Portobello, then Ranelagh. After that you’ll hit Donnybrook, where there are several delicious options for lunch (Tolteca, Searson’s Pub, and Eathos, just to name a few).

Continue along as much as you want. If you go all the way to the end, you’ll end up in the Grand Canal Dock neighborhood, where you can catch an amazing view of the sunset in the futuristic square. If you take the fork in the canal to the right, you can continue your stroll onto the Sandymount Strand on the coast.

No matter if you go for a power walk or a lazy stroll down the Grand Canal, you’re bound to be filled with a sense of calmness and serenity by the flowing water and amazing scenery.

Distance: 3.2km
Time: 40 minutes to 1 hour, depending on pace
Difficulty: Easy

Here is the route map !

 

As always, thanks to our guest blogger, Sara.  Follow along with her travels and recounts of expat life!

 

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