The Wicklow Way

Start: Dublin Finish: Clonegal

Visiting: Marlay Park House, Coolakay, Glendalough, Glenmalure, Iron Bridge, Tinahely, Shillelagh, Clonegall, Bunclody


Duration: 8 Nights

Physical rating: Medium

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour code: Wicklowway9

Tour operator: Hilltoptreks

Group size: 1 - 8

Age range: 21-99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: 0

Tour Overview

The Wicklow Way is a Self Guided Long Distance trail in Ireland with a total distance of 128Km. We have broken this walk up into manageable walking days of approx 15 -25Km per day. The trail is made up of forest trails, open mountain tracks and roads but don’t worry the trail is very well-marked and you will also have the maps and trail notes that we provide. Wicklow is known for its scenery and is also known as “The Garden of Ireland” for its natural beauty. It’s a wonderful place for walking with its low-lying mountains, small colourful towns and incredible vistas. We organise everything else for you, so you can just relax enjoy the walk and incredible scenery you pass through. Knowing your luggage is going ahead of you to your next accommodation.

Highlights

  • iconRoundwood
  • iconDublin
  • iconEnniskerry
  • iconGlendalough

Places You'll See

Countries:
Glendalough Upper Lake
St Kevin's Kitchen, Glendalough

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Marlay Park to Enniskerry

Location: Marlay Park House

Accommodation: Irish Tourism Board approved accommodation Guesthouse or B+B

Meals: No Meals

Today is the start of your walk and you will travel over the Dublin hills and into county Wicklow. Starting from Marlay Park and walking to Enniskerry in County Wicklow. Walking Distance: 23.3Km — Height Gain 404m

icon Day 2 : Walking Enniskerry to Roundwood

Location: Coolakay

Accommodation: Irish Tourism Board approved accommodation Guesthouse or B+B

Meals: Breakfast

Today's walk bring you from Coolakay to Old Bridge near Roundwood. You will pass by the famous Powerscourt waterfall and into Luggala Valley towards Lough Dan where you be stying. Walking Distance: 16.9Km – Height Gain 502m

icon Day 3 : Walking from Roundwood to Glendalough

Location: Glendalough

Accommodation: Irish Tourism Board approved accommodation Guesthouse or B+B

Meals: Breakfast

Today you will be walking further south into the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Todays walk is very short but also very scenic so you can take your time. You be entering into Glendalough today and will have plenty of time here to visit the monastic site of St Kevin. Walking from Old Bridge to Laragh (Glendalough) Walking Distance: 7.2Km — Height Gain 240m

icon Day 4 : Walking from Glendalough to Glenmalure

Location: Glenmalure

Accommodation: Irish Tourism Board approved accommodation Guesthouse or B+B

Meals: Breakfast

Today you be walking from Glendalough to Glenmalure. These two beautiful valleys are the Gems of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. You can decide to leave the Wicklow Way trail for a section and walk up along what is called the “Spinc” and meet it back further along. Walking Distance: 15.6Km — Height Gain 432m

icon Day 5 : Walking from Glenmalure to Aughrim

Location: Iron Bridge

Accommodation: Hotel, Irish Tourism Board approved accommodation Guesthouse or B+B

Meals: Breakfast

You leave Glenmalure and walk into a forest to the side of Carrowstick hill. This is the half-way point on the whole Wicklow Way. This is another relatively short walking day. You walk as far as Iron bridge. We will have arranged a pickup for you to bring you to Aughrim. Walking Distance: 11.9Km — Height Gain 398m

icon Day 6 : Walking from Iron Bridge to Tinahealy

Location: Tinahely

Accommodation: Irish Tourism Board approved accommodation Guesthouse or B+B

Meals: Breakfast

You will be dropped back to Iron bridge in the morning to continue on your walk to Tinahealy. There are not so many mountains in south Wicklow and more small rolling hills. There are also more little road ways and trails to walk along. Walking Distance: 21.9Km — Height Gain 303m

icon Day 7 : Walking from Tinahealy to Shillelagh.

Location: Shillelagh

Accommodation: Irish Tourism Board approved accommodation Guesthouse or B+B

Meals: Breakfast

Walking further south this morning towards Shillelagh you can enjoy the small roads and hills of this stretch. There is a unique pub along the way called the “Dying Cow” which I would recommend you take a break, just to view this pub. Walking Distance: 17.2Km — Height Gain 171m

icon Day 8 : Last Day, Walking from Shillelagh to Clonegal.

Location: Clonegall

Accommodation: Irish Tourism Board approved accommodation Guesthouse or B+B

Meals: Breakfast

This is the last day of your walk. Shillelagh to Clonegal — 20.9Km — Height Gain 317m — Pick from Clonegal to accommodation in Bunclody. There are great views along this trail across counties Carlow and Wexford. Following this track be careful not to miss out for a stile down a grassy lane along your way as you are coming of Aghowie Upper. You will then come out onto another path take your right and follow this as it joins a minor road. The Wicklow way travels north up and around Moylisha and back in a southerly direction around Newry. Now make your way to Osborne's Pub with its coffin lids counter and old style feel that makes for the perfect venue to enjoy a pint and wait for your pickup.

icon Day 9 : Bunclody, Return to Dublin by Public transport.

Location: Bunclody

Meals: Breakfast

After you stay the night in Bunclody, you can get public transport back to Dublin. All Public transport timetables and arrangements are given to you in your notes.

What's Included

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

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    Maps and books are supplied for your walk.

    Maps and books of the Wicklow Way are supplied for you.

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    Your Luggage is forwarded to the next accommodation for you.

    Your Luggage is forwarded so you can just walk with a smaller backpack.

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    Meals – Breakfast Only

    There is a wide selection of breakfast to choose from.

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    Accommodation

    The accommodation is in Irish Tourism board approved Guesthouses with en-suite bathrooms.

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    Low Deposit

    Hilltoptreks requires a deposit of 10% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 14 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

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