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POSTED BY February 13, 2018

At Hillwalk Tours, we’re romantics at heart! Therefore, while there are many great traditional Valentine’s Day gifts to choose from, we have some additional suggestions for creating the perfect romantic day with a hike in Ireland.

Flowers and chocolates are always at the forefront of every supermarket, almost forcing you to buy something for your loved one but maybe spending some quality time together is the best gift to give?

There are so many romantic activities to choose from for Valentine’s Day, and it can be rather difficult to pick just one. Truly though, one of the best and most romantic things to do on Valentine’s day is to forget everything and just get back to nature.

Beautiful walking trails exist the world over, so let us help you choose one for a romantic hike in Ireland this Valentine’s Day.

Hiking Solo

If Valentine’s Day isn’t your thing and you prefer to go hiking solo, why not check out our blog about hiking on your own!

Glendalough Valley

Nestled in the heart of Glendalough Valley is a monastery founded by Saint Kevin in the 6th century. It’s no wonder that he chose this location, given its peace and solitude.

Today Glendalough Valley is a popular tourist spot but with so many different trails to take, you’re still sure to find some romantic alone time.

Enjoy the mountains, lakes, rivers and waterfalls that make this place such a rewarding romantic hike, and start remembering what Valentine’s Day should truly be about!

Glendalough Valley

Torc Waterfall

Torc Waterfall is situated in one of the most romantic places in Ireland – Killarney National Park.

Torc Waterfall is located on the famous Ring of Kerry driving route, or the equivalent Kerry Way walking route.

Take a romantic hike through lush woodland and up steep climbs to get to this spectacular viewpoint.

This is definitely a hike not to be missed if you’re looking to show your beloved just how much you care about them.

A romantic hike at Torc Waterfall

Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher tower above the wild Atlantic ocean and offers spectacular and breath-taking views.

They rise for 214m and, on a clear day, you can see the Aran Islands, the Twelve Bens mountain range in Galway, the Blasket Islands in Kerry as well as Mount Brandon in Dingle.

The cliffs can get quite busy, playing host to over one million visitors each year. However, they do stretch for about 8km, meaning that you’ll surely get a romantic quiet spot away from the throngs of other visitors.

You can also complete longer walks along the cliffs from Lahinch or Liscannor to Doolin on the Burren Way.

Hiking images of the Cliffs of Moher

The Giant’s Causeway

The Giant’s Causeway is a rocky spectacle, with over 40,000 basalt rocks sticking up out of the sea. It was caused by an ancient volcanic eruption, which we luckily get to enjoy today!

At sunset, the Giant’s Causeway is an incredibly romantic hike as the redness of the sun adds a warming tinge to the rocks.

As romantic hike’s go, the Giant’s Causeway is certainly one that you don’t want to miss out on!

Longer walks to the Giant’s Causeway are possible from Dunseverick Castle on the Causeway Coastal Way walking trail.

Romantic Hikes on the Giant's Causeway

We hope that you enjoyed this guide to taking a romantic hike in Ireland. If you’d like more information on hiking in Ireland, check out our range of Ireland hiking holidays.