I started something, but I didn’t quite finish it.
I spent a weekend in Bray in 2014, but it was only on my last day that I noticed Bray Head, so I went to the start of it and got a view of Bray and County Wicklow.
I always had it in my head that i’d come back, so five years later, I did.
Enjoying an extended break in Dublin, I decided to make Bray part of my trip, especially with Bray Wanderers being at home.
Arriving just before 5pm, I set aside time to walk 20 minutes upwards to see how far I get. It’s not a particularly demanding route, but there are spectacular views of Bray, Wicklow and the Bray-Greystones DART.
Naturally, the trains went past when I was in a crap shooting position.
There are even seats and picnic benches on the route if you fancy a sit down.
By the time i’d arrived there, i’d already covered 30,000 steps that day walking around Dublin, so it wasn’t ideal preparation.
I wasn’t too far off the top. I really now wish i’d headed over earlier to have had that extra time.
Lesson learnt, if I am going to walk it, do it first thing in the morning.
As mentioned in my previous football blogs, I’ve applied for tickets to a couple of Euro 2020 games in Dublin.
Even if i’m unsuccessful, i’ll travel down for a game.
My plan is not to stay in Dublin, but to stay in Bray, as Lansdowne Road is on the Dublin-Bray DART route.
Naturally, i’ll use a day I wake up in Bray to walk it first thing in the morning before my legs and feet are already aching.
I managed to get some photos, but the weather was dull. Hopefully, it will be better when I arrive next year.
You can read more about Bray Head (and there’s a video) here.
That’s put me in the mood to try and walk as much of Arthur’s Seat when i’m in Edinburgh (I know I say that every year) and Cave Hill.