Seahan, Seefingan and Seefin Mountains, Co Dublin/wicklow.
Straddling the Dublin-wicklow border, this hillwalk visits several fascinating archaeological sites. No less than five neolithic tombs lie scattered around the summits, and the area has been likened to an Irish Valley of the Kings. The massive cairns reach up to 24m in diameter, and the one at the top of Seahan features an entrance passage and collapsed roof, allowing you to peer inside. The surrounding hillsides are rather boggy however, so winter is one of the best times to head out. Wait for a cold spell — it’s a wonderful feeling to skip across frozen bog knowing you’d be squelching and sinking at any other time of the year. Kilbride Rifle Range. The circuit is located a few kilometres northwest of the Sally Gap, just off the R759. Park in a lay-by at the southwestern corner of Kilbride Rifle Range
Hard — open mountainside with a 560m ascent.
WHAT START/FINISH GETTING THERE
LENGTH/TIME TO WALK PACK
10km/3.5-4 hours. Your map (OSI Discovery Series 56) and compass, and Helen Fairbairn’s Dublin & Wicklow: A Walking Guide.
With your own thermos flask. This remote area has few facilities – bring your own food or stop elsewhere on your journey home.