DUBLIN / WICKLOW WAY  

  7 night independent tour   The Wicklow Mountains form a granite chain of hills stretching fifty miles from Dublin to Wexford. The Wicklow Way is the oldest long distance path in Ireland, and follows good tracks and paths alongside rivers, through glens and over hills. This route is ideal for those walking in Ireland […]

 

7 night independent tour

 

The Wicklow Mountains form a granite chain of hills stretching fifty miles from Dublin to Wexford. The Wicklow Way is the oldest long distance path in Ireland, and follows good tracks and paths alongside rivers, through glens and over hills. This route is ideal for those walking in Ireland for the first time.

The route runs from south to north beginning in the beautiful rolling pastoral hills of southern Wicklow leading to the grander more mountainous scenery of northern Wicklow. Passing through the famous Glendalough with the haunting remains of the monastery of St. Kevin with its origins going back to the 6th Century. It is fine walk using good tracks to cross the hills. Much of the higher section is through the Wicklow Mountains National Park

 

Day to Day Itinerary

 

 

Day 1

Travel to Tinahely

The Dublin (Departing from Conolly Station) to Rosslare train line runs through Rathdrum to Arklow. A courtesy taxi transfer is available from Arklow station if booked in advance. Accommodation – B&B in Tinahely

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Day 2

Shillelagh to Tinahely

 

You will be dropped in Tinahely at the start of the day. You then walk through the gentle rolling hills of Southern Wicklow to Tinahely along a mixture of green roads, forest tracks and quiet lanes. (12 km, 180 mascent; OR 18 km, 350 m ascent) Accommodation – B&B in Tinahely

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Day 3

Tinahely to Moyne

Follow green roads and quiet lanes through the rolling pastoral scenery to Moyne. (13.5 km, 350 m ascent) Accommodation – B&B in a quiet rural location.

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Day 4

Moyne to Glenmalure

Follow forest tracks up out of the gentle rolling landscape to the wild and stark mountain scenery of Glenmalure. (21.5 km, 570 m ascent) Accommodation – Pub B&B

 

Day 5

Glenmalure to Laragh

Walk up the easy angled tracks above Glenmalure before cutting through the trees almost to the top of Mullacor Mountain. A choice is then made either to walk down through the forest, or follow the ridge around the mountain to descend over the upper lake to Glendalough. From Glendalough you climb out on forest tracks to drop down to the village of Laragh. (17 km, 600 m ascent) Accommodation – B&B in Laragh

 

Day 6

Laragh to Roundwood

Climb from the village through the forest across the slopes of the mountain, an option will allow you to climb to the summit, then dropping down to the hamlet before following lanes into Roundwood. (10 km, 250 m ascent) Accommodation – B&B outside Roundwood

 

Day 7

Roundwood to Enniskerry

Leave the village and join the mountain road to gain the higher ground before branching off to join a good path over the mountains above the Powerscourt estate. You descend from the high slopes through the forest to follow lanes into the village. (22 km, 480 m ascent) Accommodation – B&B in Enniskerry

 

Day 8

Retourn home

 

Tour includes:
Country homes provide accommodation in Durrus and Bantry and twofarmhouses are the base for four nights on the peninsula. Each of the

guest houses is only a short walk from shops and bars. All rooms have

shower and WC en suite.

All breakfasts

Three packed lunches

Three dinners in Ahakista

Luggage transfer between your accommodation stops

Full route details with a map of the tour

 

 

 

Wicklow Way Tour Dates:
Daily from spring through fall.

 

Price:

Cad $1035.00 per person, based on double occ. or single share