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Wicklow Walking Break

The Best of the Wicklow Way - 4 Nights (or whatever suits you)

The Wicklow Way is close to Dublin, and provides the perfect opportunity to grab a few days in the hills without the hassle of complicated travel arrangements. Wicklow is a great place for walkers, with the Wicklow Mountains National Park at its heart, fine open hillsides with views out to the Irish Sea, and over lovely Loughs and valleys. The area is also steeped in history, and you can linger to see the legacy of older cultures inluding the Vikings(the name Wicklow derives from "Wykynlo" meaning Viking Loch), early Christian monastic settlements, and abandoned rural villages.

The published itinerary is for a 4 night short break, taking in the hillier northern end of the route. We have included optional walks for two of the full three days walking, and you can opt for whichever of these options suits you best.

The whole Wicklow Way extends to 80 miles (127 kilometres), and we can also arrange longer holidays taking in the whole of the route, normally over about 7 or 8 nights, but easily adapted to suit your own particular requirements.

What's Included

  • Accommodation with breakfast for 4 nights in good quality B&Bs or guest houses
  • Door to Door luggage transfer
  • Comprehensive Tour Pack with route notes, maps, and details on accommodation and transport

Optional Extras

  • Transfers to and from the Dublin Airport
  • Extra day in Glenmalure to walk in the mountains - inlcuding Lugnaquillia - the highest mountain in Wicklow at over 900 metres
  • Extra nights as required to walk the whole of the Wicklow Way

Price - £275.00 per person

For 2 people sharing a room - single occupancy supplement is £48.00

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Getting There

Dubin is close by, and you can get to Glenmalure by train and bus. We will advise you of the best way to do this. We can also arrange collection from Dublin Airport or the city centre. You can easily get back to Dublin by bus at the end

 
 

Itinerary (4 nights)

Total Distance - 30 miles, 47k (min); 33 miles, 53k (max)
Longest Day - 11 miles, 18k (or 12.5 miles, 20k option)
Average Day - 10 miles, 16k (min); 11 miles, 19k (max)
Available from April to end of September

Day 1 - Arrive and overnight in Glenmalure (Drumgoff)

By train an bus from Dublin (or we can arrange a transfer). You are right out in the country at Glenmalure - an area rather than a village. It does have some nice accommodation and a coaching inn, so you will be well rested before you start your walk. Overnight Glenmalure

Day 2 - Glenmalure to Glendalough - 11 mls, 18k

In forest to begin with, then opening out to grand views for the whole day, as you cross past Mullacor and Derrybawn mountains to the magnificent view over Glendalough. An easy descent takes you through the Glenmacnass Valley to your accommodation. The optional extra climbs to Mullacor and Derrybawn mountains add about 2 kilometres overall. Overnight in Laragh village, Glendalough

Day 3 - Glendalough to Roundwood - 7 mls, 11k

This is quite a short day, giving you plenty of time to look at the remains of the early Christian monastic settlement. After that, its gently uphill for a while, before dropping down past Oldbridge and Lough Dan to the clean air of Roundwood, the highest village in all Ireland.

You have the option of adding about 4 kilometres and a bit of an ascent to your walk by diverting via Scarr Mountiain, offering spectacular views of Lough Dan

Overnight in Roundwood.

Day 4 - Roundwood to Enniskerry - 13 mls, 18k

Great walking and views as you head northward over the open hills, looking down on Lough Dan and Lough Tay, then coming down past Powersourt Waterfall, and finishing with some pleasant walking beside the Glencree River. Overnight Enniskerry

Day 5 - Depart Enniskerry

Plenty of buses to Dublin and beyond