Ireland: Wicklow 5-Day Self-Guided Hike

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What You'll Do
  • Discover the picturesque valleys of Glenmalure, the Glen of Immal and the rugged beauty of Lugnaquilla
  • Experience the peace and tranquillity of Glendalough a 6th century monastic settlement nestled in the valley of two lakes.
  • Adventure through Wicklow National Park taking you through glorious mountain passes and lush glacial valleys rich in archaeological treasures.
Overview
Ireland’s Ice Age has left a wonderful legacy in Wicklow National Park with its unique topography – aptly named the “Garden” of Ireland captivating the visitor in a largely uninhabited landscape with vistas of the Irish Sea.
What to Expect
Day 1

Arrive in Dublin City. On arrival at your first accommodation you will get your full detailed information pack.

Day 2

You will be transferred/driven by taxi to begin your first days walking at Marlay Park to the start of the Wicklow Way. You walk through Marlay Park before rising to cross the Dublin Mountains, enjoying sea and mountain views. Crossing the boundary into County Wicklow and descending into the Glencree Valley you walk to your accommodation in Enniskerry village. Overnight Enniskerry.

Walk Details: Approx. Distance: 18 kms. Approx. Duration: 5.5 hours. Max. Height: 500 metres. Path, some road walking, forest track and mountain path. Can be wet underfoot. Boots essential.

Day 3

Walk back to the Wicklow Way and continue across the Glencree Valley, around the shoulder of Djouce Mountain and over White Hill to finish in the lovely village of Roundwood. This walk takes you past the impressive Powerscourt Waterfall before climbing to walk around Djouce Mountain to your high point for the day on White Hill. As you descend you have glorious views of the spectacular glacial lakes of Lough Tay and Lough Dan. Overnight in Roundwood.

Walk Details: Approx. Distance: 21 kms. Approx. Duration: 7 hours. Max. Height: 630 metres. Forest track, some road walking, mountain path. Some sections can be very wet and boggy. Boots essential.

Day 4

Leaving Roundwood you walk over Paddock Hill to the village of Laragh at the entrance to the valley of Glendalough. Today’s walk takes you around the perimeter of the Barton Estate before crossing Paddock Hill and descending by an old Mass Path to Laragh. You will have time to continue to Glendalough to visit this wonderful monastic settlement which is a truly magical place which demands time to enjoy. Overnight in Laragh/Glendalough.

Walk Details: Approx. Distance 12 kms (to Laragh). Approx. Duration: 4 hours. Max. Height: 360 metres. Some road walking, mountain path and forest track. Boots essential.

Day 5

Departure by bus to Dublin –Private Bus, St.Kevin’s Bus Service or Taxi.

What's Included
  • 4 night’s Bed and Breakfast. Full Irish Breakfast. Private bathrooms.
  • 3 days walking. Varied and interesting each day
  • Full walking details and maps of the area
  • 24 hrs Emergency/Information contact number
  • Airport transfers arranged/booked if required
  • Full pre-departure information pack to allow you to fully plan for your holiday and so get the most from this Irish walking experience
  • Extra days/nights booking with Travel/Tourism advice service
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