The Wicklow Way

County Wicklow, Ireland

4 Day Leisurely - The Wicklow Way Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Enniskerry

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Enniskerry.

DAY 2: Enniskerry - Roundwood

Distance 17km • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 450m
Perhaps the most beautiful section of the Wicklow Way you start with a gentle climb into Crone woods, then passing the ridge above the Powerscourt waterfall. Climb steeper out of the valley over the soulder of Djouce.Coming off White hill down to a memorial dedicated to JB Malone, the architect of the Wicklow Way,you are rewarded with views of The Gunness Lake, Lough Tay.

DAY 3: Roundwood – Laragh

Distance 15-20km • Estimated 4 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 300/600m
The walk begins along quiet country road before climbing up to Brushers gap and Paddock hill If you are confident in your hiking skills and the weather is favourable, then you have a choice at Oldbridge to take a detour up to the summit of Scarr Mountain (641m). The 7th century monastic village of Glendalough appears below as you descend towards the Glenmacnass Valley.

DAY 4: Departure from Laragh

There is a regular bus service from Laragh to Dublin City. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey.

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5 Day Leisurely - The Wicklow Way Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Rathdrum

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Rathdrum.

DAY 2: Glenmalure - Laragh

Distance 16 km (18 km via Spinc) • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 430m
Woodland, mountain, waterfalls and wildlife on today’s walk. Climb up out of the Glenmalure valley and take in the views below before you descend into iconic Glendalough either along the Wicklow Way or by detouring slightly via the Spinc, a recommended if slightly longer alternative.

DAY 3: Laragh - Roundwood

Distance 12 km (15 km via Scarr) • Estimated Time 3 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 400/700m
We cross the Glenmacnass River and up Paddock Hill. If you are confident in your hiking skills and the weather is favourable, then you have a choice to take a detour up the clearly marked shoulder of Paddock Hill to the summit of Scarr Mountain (641m). We drop back down towards Lough Dan and the Wicklow Way at Oldbridge.

DAY 4: Roundwood - Enniskerry

Distance 17 km • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 550 m
Perhaps the most beautiful section of the Wicklow Way you start with a climb up to a memorial dedicated to JB Malone, the architect of the Wicklow Way. Continue upwards towards Djouce mountain above The Gunness Lake, Lough Tay. Descend past Powerscourt Waterfall and into Crone Woods.

DAY 5: Departure from Enniskerry / Dublin

There are regular bus and train services from Enniskerry and south Dublin to Dublin City Centre and to Dublin Airport. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey.

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6 Day Leisurely - The Wicklow Way Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Rathdrum

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Rathdrum.

DAY 2: Iron Bridge - Glenmalure

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 3 - 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 370m
Not much road walking today (7%) as you climb from the Ow River Valley almost to the summit of Carrickashane Mountain. Crossing the shoulder of Slieve Maan before starting your descent into the historic and beautiful glacial u-shaped valley of Glenmalure.

DAY 3: Glenmalure - Laragh

Distance 16 km (18 km via Spinc) • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 430m
Woodland, mountain, waterfalls and wildlife on today’s walk. Climb up out of the Glenmalure valley and take in the views below before you descend into iconic Glendalough either along the Wicklow Way or by detouring slightly via the Spinc, a recommended if slightly longer alternative.

DAY 4: Laragh - Roundwood

Distance 12 km (15 km via Scarr) • Estimated Time 3 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 400/700m
We cross the Glenmacnass River and up Paddock Hill. If you are confident in your hiking skills and the weather is favourable, then you have a choice to take a detour up the clearly marked shoulder of Paddock Hill to the summit of Scarr Mountain (641m). We drop back down towards Lough Dan and the Wicklow Way at Oldbridge.

DAY 5: Roundwood - Enniskerry

Distance 17 km • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 550 m
Perhaps the most beautiful section of the Wicklow Way you start with a climb up to a memorial dedicated to JB Malone, the architect of the Wicklow Way. Continue upwards towards Djouce mountain above The Gunness Lake, Lough Tay. Descend past Powerscourt Waterfall and into Crone Woods.

DAY 6: Departure from Enniskerry

There are regular bus and train services from Enniskerry and south Dublin to Dublin City Centre and to Dublin Airport. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey.

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7 Day Leisurely - The Wicklow Way Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Rathdrum

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Rathdrum.

DAY 2: Iron Bridge - Glenmalure

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 3 - 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 390 m
Not much road walking today (7%) as you climb from the Ow River Valley almost to the summit of Carrickashane Mountain. Crossing the shoulder of Slieve Maan before starting your descent into the historic and beautiful glacial u-shaped valley of Glenmalure.

DAY 3: Glenmalure - Laragh

Distance 16 km (18 km via Spinc) • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 440 m
Woodland, mountain, waterfalls and wildlife on today’s walk. Climb up out of the Glenmalure valley and take in the views below before you descend into iconic Glendalough either along the Wicklow Way or by detouring slightly via the Spinc, a recommended if slightly longer alternative.

DAY 4: Laragh - Roundwood

Distance 12 km (15 km via Scarr) • Estimated Time 3 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 400/700m
We cross the Glenmacnass River and up Paddock Hill. If you are confident in your hiking skills and the weather is favourable, then you have a choice to take a detour up the clearly marked shoulder of Paddock Hill to the summit of Scarr Mountain (641m). We drop back down towards Lough Dan and the Wicklow Way at Oldbridge.

DAY 5: Roundwood - Enniskerry

Distance 17 km • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 560 m
Perhaps the most beautiful section of the Wicklow Way you start with a climb up to a memorial dedicated to JB Malone, the architect of the Wicklow Way. Continue upwards towards Djouce mountain above The Gunness Lake, Lough Tay. Descend past Powerscourt Waterfall and into Crone Woods.

DAY 6: Enniskerry – Marlay Park

Distance 20 km • Estimated Time 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 580 m
Skirt around Knockree Hill as you continue across the mountainous border into the Dublin mountains. Pass the Fairy castle and have a backwards glance at the Wicklow Mountains before your walking tour ends on a lovely trail through Marlay Park.

DAY 7: Departure from Enniskerry / Dublin

There are regular bus and train services from Enniskerry and south Dublin to Dublin City Centre and to Dublin Airport. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey.

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8 Day Leisurely - The Wicklow Way Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Tinahely

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Tinahely.

DAY 2: Tinahely -Iron Bridge

Distance 21 km • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 400m
Rolling hills, grassy laneways and asphalt roadway takes you around Coolafunshoge Mountain and the small village of Moyne. Enter the forest of Ballygobban Mountain before descending into the Ow River Valley brings and reaching Iron Bridge.

DAY 3: Iron Bridge - Glenmalure

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 3 - 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 370m
Not much road walking today (7%) as you climb from the Ow River Valley almost to the summit of Carrickashane Mountain. Crossing the shoulder of Slieve Maan before starting your descent into the historic and beautiful glacial u-shaped valley of Glenmalure.

DAY 4: Glenmalure - Laragh

Distance 16 km (18 km via Spinc) • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 430m
Woodland, mountain, waterfalls and wildlife on today’s walk. Climb up out of the Glenmalure valley and take in the views below before you descend into iconic Glendalough either along the Wicklow Way or by detouring slightly via the Spinc, a recommended if slightly longer alternative.

DAY 5: Laragh - Roundwood

Distance 12 km (15 km via Scarr) • Estimated Time 3 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 400/700m
We cross the Glenmacnass River and up Paddock Hill. If you are confident in your hiking skills and the weather is favourable, then you have a choice to take a detour up the clearly marked shoulder of Paddock Hill to the summit of Scarr Mountain (641m). We drop back down towards Lough Dan and the Wicklow Way at Oldbridge.

DAY 6: Roundwood - Enniskerry

Distance 17 km • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 550 m
Perhaps the most beautiful section of the Wicklow Way you start with a climb up to a memorial dedicated to JB Malone, the architect of the Wicklow Way. Continue upwards towards Djouce mountain above The Gunness Lake, Lough Tay. Descend past Powerscourt Waterfall and into Crone Woods.

DAY 7: Enniskerry – Marlay Park

Distance 20 km • Estimated Time 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 570 m
Skirt around Knockree Hill as you continue across the mountainous border into the Dublin mountains. Pass the Fairy castle and have a backwards glance at the Wicklow Mountains before your walking tour ends on a lovely trail through Marlay Park.

DAY 8: Departure from Dublin

There are regular bus and train services from Enniskerry and south Dublin to Dublin City Centre and to Dublin Airport. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey.

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10 Day Leisurely - The Wicklow Way Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Clonegal

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Clonegal.

DAY 2: Clonegal - Shillelagh

Distance 20 km • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 280m
Begin your walking holiday along quiet country roads and lanes passing through low hills and woodland. Shillelagh is famous for giving its name to the Irish fighting stick, the best ones made from the wood of the blackthorn bush.

DAY 3: Shilelagh - Tinahely

Distance 15 km • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 200m
Continue quiet country roads past The Dying Cow Pub. Further along the way coming out of Muskeagh Woods following an old boreen you will reach your accommodation outside Georgian Tinahely village.

DAY 4: Tinahely -Iron Bridge

Distance 21 km • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 400m
Rolling hills, grassy laneways and asphalt roadway takes you around Coolafunshoge Mountain and the small village of Moyne. Enter the forest of Ballygobban Mountain before descending into the Ow River Valley brings and reaching Iron Bridge.

DAY 5: Iron Bridge - Glenmalure

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 3 - 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 370m
Not much road walking today (7%) as you climb from the Ow River Valley almost to the summit of Carrickashane Mountain. Crossing the shoulder of Slieve Maan before starting your descent into the historic and beautiful glacial u-shaped valley of Glenmalure.

DAY 6: Glenmalure - Laragh

Distance 16 km (18 km via Spinc) • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 430m
Woodland, mountain, waterfalls and wildlife on today’s walk. Climb up out of the Glenmalure valley and take in the views below before you descend into iconic Glendalough either along the Wicklow Way or by detouring slightly via the Spinc, a recommended if slightly longer alternative.

DAY 7: Laragh - Roundwood

Distance 12 km (15 km via Scarr) • Estimated Time 3 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 400/700m
We cross the Glenmacnass River and up Paddock Hill. If you are confident in your hiking skills and the weather is favourable, then you have a choice to take a detour up the clearly marked shoulder of Paddock Hill to the summit of Scarr Mountain (641m). We drop back down towards Lough Dan and the Wicklow Way at Oldbridge.

DAY 8: Roundwood - Enniskerry

Distance 17 km • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 550 m
Perhaps the most beautiful section of the Wicklow Way you start with a climb up to a memorial dedicated to JB Malone, the architect of the Wicklow Way. Continue upwards towards Djouce mountain above The Gunness Lake, Lough Tay. Descend past Powerscourt Waterfall and into Crone Woods.

DAY 9: Enniskerry – Marlay Park

Distance 20 km • Estimated Time 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 570 m
Skirt around Knockree Hill as you continue across the mountainous border into the Dublin mountains. Pass the Fairy castle and have a backwards glance at the Wicklow Mountains before your walking tour ends on a lovely trail through Marlay Park.

DAY 10: Departure from Enniskerry / Dublin

There are regular bus and train services from Enniskerry and south Dublin to Dublin City Centre and to Dublin Airport. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey.

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4 Day Challenging - The Wicklow Way Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Rathdrum

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Rathdrum.

DAY 2: Iron Bridge - Laragh

Distance 29km (31 km via Spinc) • Estimated Time 7 - 9 hours • Overall Height Gain 800m
Not much road walking today (7%) as you climb from the Ow River Valley almost to the summit of Carrickashane Mountain. Crossing the shoulder of Slieve Maan before starting your descent into the historic and beautiful glacial u-shaped valley of Glenmalure.
Woodland, mountain, waterfalls and wildlife on today’s walk. Climb up out of the Glenmalure valley and take in the views below before you descend into iconic Glendalough either along the Wicklow Way or by detouring slightly via the Spinc, a recommended if slightly longer alternative.

DAY 3: Laragh - Enniskerry

Distance 26 km (29 km via Scarr) • Estimated 7 – 9 hours • Overall Height Gain 950/1250m
We cross the Glenmacnass River and up Paddock Hill. If you are confident in your hiking skills and the weather is favourable, then you have a choice to take a detour up the clearly marked shoulder of Paddock Hill to the summit of Scarr Mountain (641m). We drop back down towards Lough Dan and the Wicklow Way at Oldbridge.Continue on your way undulating through forest tracks to climb above beautiful Lough Tay,The Guinness lake.Next vista on our hike is the magnificent Powerscourt falls before heading down for Crone Wood.

DAY 4: Departure from Enniskerry / Dublin

There are regular bus and train services from Enniskerry and south Dublin to Dublin City Centre and to Dublin Airport. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey.

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5 Day Challenging - The Wicklow Way Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Rathdrum

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Rathdrum.

DAY 2: Iron Bridge - Laragh

Distance 29km (31 km via Spinc) • Estimated Time 7 - 9 hours • Overall Height Gain 800m
Not much road walking today (7%) as you climb from the Ow River Valley almost to the summit of Carrickashane Mountain. Crossing the shoulder of Slieve Maan before starting your descent into the historic and beautiful glacial u-shaped valley of Glenmalure.
Woodland, mountain, waterfalls and wildlife on today’s walk. Climb up out of the Glenmalure valley and take in the views below before you descend into iconic Glendalough either along the Wicklow Way or by detouring slightly via the Spinc, a recommended if slightly longer alternative.

DAY 3: Laragh - Enniskerry

Distance 26 km (29 km via Scarr) • Estimated 7 – 9 hours • Overall Height Gain 950/1250m
We cross the Glenmacnass River and up Paddock Hill. If you are confident in your hiking skills and the weather is favourable, then you have a choice to take a detour up the clearly marked shoulder of Paddock Hill to the summit of Scarr Mountain (641m). We drop back down towards Lough Dan and the Wicklow Way at Oldbridge.Continue on your way undulating through forest tracks to climb above beautiful Lough Tay,The Guinness lake.Next vista on our hike is the magnificent Powerscourt falls before heading down for Crone Wood.

DAY 4: Enniskerry – Marlay Park

Distance 20 km • Estimated Time 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 570 m
Skirt around Knockree Hill as you continue across the mountainous border into the Dublin mountains. Pass the Fairy castle and have a backwards glance at the Wicklow Mountains before your walking tour ends on a lovely trail through Marlay Park.

DAY 5: Departure from Enniskerry / Dublin

There are regular bus and train services from Enniskerry and south Dublin to Dublin City Centre and to Dublin Airport. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey.

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6 Day Challenging - The Wicklow Way Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Tinahely

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Tinahely.

DAY 2: Tinahely -Iron Bridge

Distance 21 km • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 400m
Rolling hills, grassy laneways and asphalt roadway takes you around Coolafunshoge Mountain and the small village of Moyne. Enter the forest of Ballygobban Mountain before descending into the Ow River Valley brings and reaching Iron Bridge.

DAY 3: Iron Bridge - Laragh

Distance 29km ( 31 km via Spinc)• Estimated Time 7 - 9 hours • Overall Height Gain 800m
Not much road walking today (7%) as you climb from the Ow River Valley almost to the summit of Carrickashane Mountain. Crossing the shoulder of Slieve Maan before starting your descent into the historic and beautiful glacial u-shaped valley of Glenmalure.
Woodland, mountain, waterfalls and wildlife on today’s walk. Climb up out of the Glenmalure valley and take in the views below before you descend into iconic Glendalough either along the Wicklow Way or by detouring slightly via the Spinc, a recommended if slightly longer alternative.

DAY 4: Laragh - Enniskerry

Distance 26 km (29 km via Scarr) • Estimated 7 – 9 hours • Overall Height Gain 950/1250m
We cross the Glenmacnass River and up Paddock Hill. If you are confident in your hiking skills and the weather is favourable, then you have a choice to take a detour up the clearly marked shoulder of Paddock Hill to the summit of Scarr Mountain (641m). We drop back down towards Lough Dan and the Wicklow Way at Oldbridge.Continue on your way undulating through forest tracks to climb above beautiful Lough Tay,The Guinness lake.Next vista on our hike is the magnificent Powerscourt falls before heading down for Crone Wood.

DAY 5: Enniskerry – Marlay Par

Distance 20 km • Estimated Time 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 570 m
Skirt around Knockree Hill as you continue across the mountainous border into the Dublin mountains. Pass the Fairy castle and have a backwards glance at the Wicklow Mountains before your walking tour ends on a lovely trail through Marlay Park.

DAY 6: Departure from Enniskerry / Dublin

There are regular bus and train services from Enniskerry and south Dublin to Dublin City Centre and to Dublin Airport. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey.

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7 Day Challenging - The Wicklow Way Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Clonegal

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Clonega

DAY 2: Clonegal - Tinahely

Distance 32km • Estimated Time 8- 10 hours • Overall Height Gain 490m
Begin your walking holiday along quiet country roads and lanes passing through low hills and woodland. Shillelagh is famous for giving its name to the Irish fighting stick, the best ones made from the wood of the blackthorn bush. Continue quiet country roads past The Dying Cow Pub. Further along the way coming out of Muskeagh Woods following an old boreen you will reach your accommodation outside Georgian Tinahely village.This is a long first day.

DAY 3: Tinahely -Iron Bridge

Distance 21 km • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 400m
Rolling hills, grassy laneways and asphalt roadway takes you around Coolafunshoge Mountain and the small village of Moyne. Enter the forest of Ballygobban Mountain before descending into the Ow River Valley brings and reaching Iron Bridge.

DAY 4: Iron Bridge - Laragh

Distance 29km ( 31 km via Spinc)• Estimated Time 7 - 9 hours • Overall Height Gain 800m
Not much road walking today (7%) as you climb from the Ow River Valley almost to the summit of Carrickashane Mountain. Crossing the shoulder of Slieve Maan before starting your descent into the historic and beautiful glacial u-shaped valley of Glenmalure.
Woodland, mountain, waterfalls and wildlife on today’s walk. Climb up out of the Glenmalure valley and take in the views below before you descend into iconic Glendalough either along the Wicklow Way or by detouring slightly via the Spinc, a recommended if slightly longer alternative.

DAY 5: Laragh - Enniskerry

Distance 26 km (29 km via Scarr) • Estimated 7 – 9 hours • Overall Height Gain 950/1250m
We cross the Glenmacnass River and up Paddock Hill. If you are confident in your hiking skills and the weather is favourable, then you have a choice to take a detour up the clearly marked shoulder of Paddock Hill to the summit of Scarr Mountain (641m). We drop back down towards Lough Dan and the Wicklow Way at Oldbridge.Continue on your way undulating through forest tracks to climb above beautiful Lough Tay,The Guinness lake.Next vista on our hike is the magnificent Powerscourt falls before heading down for Crone Wood.

DAY 6: Enniskerry – Marlay Park

Distance 20 km • Estimated Time 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 570 m
Skirt around Knockree Hill as you continue across the mountainous border into the Dublin mountains. Pass the Fairy castle and have a backwards glance at the Wicklow Mountains before your walking tour ends on a lovely trail through Marlay Park.

DAY 7: Departure from Enniskerry / Dublin

There are regular bus and train services from Enniskerry and south Dublin to Dublin City Centre and to Dublin Airport. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey.

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8 Day Challenging - The Wicklow Way Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Clonegal

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Clonegal.

DAY 2: Clonegal - Shillelagh

Distance 20 km • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 280m
Begin your walking holiday along quiet country roads and lanes passing through low hills and woodland. Shillelagh is famous for giving its name to the Irish fighting stick, the best ones made from the wood of the blackthorn bush.

DAY 3: Shilelagh - Tinahely

Distance 15 km • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 200m
Continue quiet country roads past The Dying Cow Pub. Further along the way coming out of Muskeagh Woods following an old boreen you will reach your accommodation outside Georgian Tinahely village.

DAY 4: Tinahely -Iron Bridge

Distance 21 km • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 400m
Rolling hills, grassy laneways and asphalt roadway takes you around Coolafunshoge Mountain and the small village of Moyne. Enter the forest of Ballygobban Mountain before descending into the Ow River Valley brings and reaching Iron Bridge.

DAY 5: Iron Bridge - Laragh

Distance 29km ( 31 km via Spinc)• Estimated Time 7 - 9 hours • Overall Height Gain 800m
Not much road walking today (7%) as you climb from the Ow River Valley almost to the summit of Carrickashane Mountain. Crossing the shoulder of Slieve Maan before starting your descent into the historic and beautiful glacial u-shaped valley of Glenmalure.
Woodland, mountain, waterfalls and wildlife on today’s walk. Climb up out of the Glenmalure valley and take in the views below before you descend into iconic Glendalough either along the Wicklow Way or by detouring slightly via the Spinc, a recommended if slightly longer alternative

DAY 6: Laragh - Enniskerry

Distance 26 km (29 km via Scarr) • Estimated 7 – 9 hours • Overall Height Gain 950/1250m
We cross the Glenmacnass River and up Paddock Hill. If you are confident in your hiking skills and the weather is favourable, then you have a choice to take a detour up the clearly marked shoulder of Paddock Hill to the summit of Scarr Mountain (641m). We drop back down towards Lough Dan and the Wicklow Way at Oldbridge.Continue on your way undulating through forest tracks to climb above beautiful Lough Tay,The Guinness lake.Next vista on our hike is the magnificent Powerscourt falls before heading down for Crone Wood.

DAY 7: Enniskerry – Marlay Park

Distance 20 km • Estimated Time 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 570 m
Skirt around Knockree Hill as you continue across the mountainous border into the Dublin mountains. Pass the Fairy castle and have a backwards glance at the Wicklow Mountains before your walking tour ends on a lovely trail through Marlay Park.

DAY 8: Departure from Enniskerry / Dublin

There are regular bus and train services from Enniskerry and south Dublin to Dublin City Centre and to Dublin Airport. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey.

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Highlights on this trip include: 

  • Iconic 7th Century Monastic site of Glendalough
  • Glenmalure Valley - Historic battle site and stunning U-shaped glacial valley
  • Explore Dublin city
  • Picturesque Lough Tay (The Guinness lake)
  • Lough Dan and the lakes of Glendalough
  • Wicklow Mountains 
  • Dublin Mountains

& so much more….

Grade
Leisurely - Challenging
Distance
132km (82 miles)
Duration
4 - 10 days
Dates
01 Mar - 12 Oct
Type
Self Guided
Rating
No Ratings

The Wicklow Way - Overview

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The Wicklow Way was Irelands first national waymarked trail, and much is owed to the pioneering rambler, J.B Malone for its existence. Mountain Ways Ireland recommends walking the route from South to North, starting in Clonegal, Co. Carlow the route in its entirety runs for 132 km ( 83 miles) and ascends 3,500 metres. The first sections meander along country roads and gently rolling hills before giving way to the granite massif of the Wicklow Mountains. The way, for the most part takes you around and through these forests and hills, finding hidden glacial valleys with great historical significance.

The Garden of Ireland as county Wicklow is known hides in one of her hidden glens the superb monastic city of Glendalough.

Pass above Irelands highest waterfall before finally reaching the Dublin Mountains and dropping down through a beautiful old parkland to reach Irelands thriving capital city, Dublin.

Overview Trail Details
  • 11 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely or Challenging Hikes
  • Waymarking is very good
  • Terrain: Forest tracks, mountain paths, remote in parts with some asphalt.
  • Begin your hike anytime between: 1st March – 12th October

The Wicklow Way - Available Hikes

Enjoy the walk at your own pace

Our Leisurely Hiking Tours are designed with the not so regular hiker in mind or for that matter the regular hiker who just wants to set an easy pace.

Leisurely Hiking Days

Average Daily Hike: 12 – 16 km (7 – 10 Miles)
Average Daily Hiking Time: 3 – 5 hours

Leisurely Itineraries Available

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Enjoy the walk at your own pace

Our Challenging Hiking Tours are designed with the not so regular hiker in mind or for that matter the regular hiker who just wants to set an easy pace.

Challenging Hiking Days

Average Daily Hike: 22 – 30 km (14 – 10 Miles)
Average Daily Hiking Time: 6 – 9 hours

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Overview Trail Details
  • 11 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely or Challenging Hikes
  • Waymarking is very good
  • Terrain: Forest tracks, mountain paths, remote in parts with some asphalt.
  • Begin your hike anytime between: 1st March – 12th October

The Wicklow Way - Travel

Man hiking the Wicklow Way high above Glendalough

Mountain Ways Ireland will provide all necessary public transport details so that you can easily travel to and from The Wicklow Way for your hiking tour.

If you’re one of those people who just can’t wait, then by all means you can start planning yourself now…Ireland as a small Island on the fringe of Europe is very well served by all major worldwide airlines. Both Aer Lingus and Ryanair offer direct flights from many worldwide locations with new routes opening all of the time.

 

Dublin Airport

From Dublin Airport, take the Number 747 Dublin Bus service to Dublin Connolly Train Station or the Central Bus Station (Busàras) in Dublin City Centre.

 

Hiking Holidays starting in Bunclody, Tinahely or Rathdrum:

Bunclody: Take the public bus service

Tinahely: Take the train to rathdrum

Rathdrum: Take the train to rathdrum

Laragh: Take the private bus from Dublin Airport to Bray and then St Kevin’s Bus to Laragh

Enniskerry: Take a private bus from Dublin Airport to Bray and a public bus to Enniskerry

 

How to travel onwards at the end of your Hiking Tour:

Take the regular transport services from Enniskerry or South Dublin to either Dublin City or Dublin Airport.

 

Travelling by Car

Most B& B owners will facilitate you parking your car but please contact us beforehand to check.

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The Wicklow Way - Accommodation

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We understand that a well selected Inn, B&B or guesthouse can make all the difference. Its one of the key ingredients that can make a good vacation into a great one.

A welcoming smile, a warm hello and a comfortable bed to take the weight off those feet is what you deserve.

Remember that we are hikers and we only want for you the same value for money standards that we would expect ourselves.

We expect somewhere to dry those boots and gear if they are wet.

Mountain Ways Ireland have carefully selected the accommodations for a range of reasons; it may be their location, their reviews and what other customers tell us, or the all-around local and authentic hospitality.

Wherever possible, rooms are generally en-suite, but if booked out already we will endeavour to have a private bathroom outside your own bedroom.

Just like us at Mountain Ways Ireland, The B&B owners have immense pride in their own businesses.
They love their own areas and will be more than happy to share a few stories or tips (good and bad!) of where to eat or drink. It’s hard to beat local, up to the minute knowledge.

Overview Trail Details
  • 11 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely or Challenging Hikes
  • Waymarking is very good
  • Terrain: Forest tracks, mountain paths, remote in parts with some asphalt.
  • Begin your hike anytime between: 1st March – 12th October

The Wicklow Way - Additional Activities

Man hiking the Wicklow Way high above Glendalough

It pays sometimes to just take a rest for a day, The Dingle way offers a wide range of ways to fill your day off.

Dublin: Irelands bustling, modern and vibrant capital where the old city is still just beneath the surface. The Book of Kells, Christchurch Cathedral, National museum, a stroll on Grafton Street, Kilmainham jail, The Guinness storehouse or maybe just find a quiet pub corner or bench on St Stephens green with a book to pass an hour …The list goes on, there’s so much to do.

Enniskerry: Why not spend an extra night here and visit the finely manicured lawns of what National Geographic described as The Third Top garden in the world! Powerscourt House and gardens are well worth a visit.

Glendalough: There is something truly timeless and mystical about this 6th Century monastic City set against the backdrop of the ‘Valley of the two lakes. Spend a few hours soaking up the atmosphere and maybe take a leisurely loop walk.

Glenmalure: A stunning Glacial U- Shaped valley, site of many rebellious tales. The largest English military defeat on Irish soil took place here in 1580.If you’re up for it, why not hire a mountain guide for the day to hike to the summit of Leinster’s highest mountain,Lugnaquilla at 925 m.

 

How to Book an Extra day or Activity

  • Choose your activity or where you want to spend an extra night or two to make this happen.
  • Go to our BOOKING FORM and simply tell us about the additional nights required as part of your
    Walking Holiday package.

The price of an extra night on the Wicklow Way is € 45 pps with a € 15 single supplement.

The price of an extra night in Dublin City is € 85 pps with a € 60 single supplement.

At times, especially on popular routes like Wicklow, we may have to book an extra night at a different B&B close by.

As always transfers to and from the trail head will be arranged for you.

 

Please note that if you choose to book your own extra nights’ accommodation elsewhere and not listed as part of The Mountain Ways Ireland package then luggage and transfers must be arranged by yourself.

But please do remember we are here to help, just contact us and let us know what your plans are. If we can possibly help, make things happen then we will.

Overview Trail Details
  • 11 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely or Challenging Hikes
  • Waymarking is very good
  • Terrain: Forest tracks, mountain paths, remote in parts with some asphalt.
  • Begin your hike anytime between: 1st March – 12th October

The Wicklow Way - Photos

The Wicklow Way - Guide Price List

€379

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4 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €180

Book Challenging Book Leisurely

€459

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5 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €240

Book Challenging Book Leisurely

€559

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6 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €270

Book Challenging Book Leisurely

€659

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7 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €360

Book Challenging Book Leisurely

€739

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8 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €400

Book Challenging Book Leisurely

€879

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10 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €470

Book Leisurely
The Wicklow Way
from €100 per person

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