Co Wicklow - north - northeast - east - southeast - south slopes
Bray Head, with it's
"three humps" is the massive
rocky outcrop 15 miles south of Dublin Day, just south of the town of
Bray, Co Wicklow. This was once the worlds top location for fossil hunters
and geologists, due to special rock formations present. At one time the
oldest fossil ever found was from here. It is
incredible for soaring. How many places can you fly
in a 180 degree selection of wind directions?
There's a beautiful view to the north - you see Killiney
Hill, Dalkey Head, Sound, and Island, and away in the distance Howth peninsula
on the north side of Dublin Bay. Bray town nestles under Bray Head and
is all laid out in front of you in a northerly wind. To the south
lies Greystones, Kilcoole Beach, and Wicklow Head.
There is a railway along the cliff tops, and if a model goes down there
are some places which are inaccessible. The east facing cliffs, and
above them, the slopes are seven hundred feet high, the east wind comes over the sea and the lift is
excellent. You don't have to go right on the cliffs, though they are
spectacular, because there is a second slope higher up with better
access to recover a "downed" model. The Brandy Hole is an
exception, with good low level sea access.
There is a 5km Cliff Walk from Bray seafront to Greystones Harbour. You can go north from the
North Beach, Greystones if you wish, but many slopes are within 2km of
the Bray end so via Bray is the way to go. The high path to the north &
east slopes is VERY STEEP. The lower cliff path takes you to the more
southerly east & south facing Brandy Hole if you wish.
From Dublin turn left after the Royal Hotel, and right onto the
promenade. Drive south along the Bray seafront, near the end, turn right
onto Putnam Road, then left and left again to the viewpoint carpark.
From here you can climb up to the top, or walk straight out along the
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