Wicklow Way- Self Guided Walking tour-7 Days

Wicklow Way- Self Guided Walking tour-7 Days
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$704.71
Duration: 7 days
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Description

The Wicklow Way is Ireland's oldest marked trail, pioneered by a famous hill walker, J.B Malone, over 40 years ago. It reveals some of Ireland's finest views: Powerscourt Waterfall, Luggala, Lough Dan, Glenmalure and historic Glendalough. The trail extends from Marlay Park in Dublin to Clonegal on the borders of Wicklow and Carlow, covering a distance of 127 kilometres (79 miles).

 We have broken down the Wicklow Way into a variation of different walks and durations which stretches from Enniskerry to Tinakely.  We pre-book your accommodation and take care of your luggage. We supply you with maps and route details and also provide you with a full backup service, leaving you to simply enjoy the scenery, splendour and solitude of the Wicklow landscape.

Day 1: Enniskerry
Arrive at Dublin Airport and take a bus to the city centre. From there you can get the number 44 bus from D'Olier Street which will take you to Enniskerry. This is a cute little village which was built for the workers from the world famous Powerscourt Estate which is about a 15 minute walk from the village. Certainly the best garden exhibition in the country.


Day 2: Enniskerry to Roundwood
Don't be afraid today as we start you on one of the longest walks. It is a spectacular walk - a favourite for us and previous guests. You will be picked up outside your accommodation and taken to the beginning of the walk at Cronswood. Today's walk takes you along the impressive Powerscourt Estate and over Djouce Mountain with views of the Guinness lake.

Day 3: Roundwood to Laragh
A welcome downhill start to the day which will bring you to the village of Oldbridge. You'll cross the Avonmore River once you're in the village.  A short steep walk along a country road and you'll reach the mountain section as you take a farmers lane to Paddock Hill.  There are great vistas of Glendalough Valley.

Day 4: Glendalough Monastic Site & Spink Loop Walk
Today will be an experience! Firstly, enjoy your breakfast and then prepare for today's walk. From the village of Laragh you walk to the Glendalough monastic site. This spectacular and mostly intact 6th century site features a round tower and several churches. It really is a step back in time

Day 5: Laragh to Glenmalure Distance 
Welcome to the 5th day of this exciting Wicklow adventure! From Laragh you will walk to the Glendalough Visitors Centre and cross the bridge to take the marked green road into the valley. When you pass the information centre, the ancient ruins of the monastic site will be on your right. You will continue along the forest path, following the Wicklow Way markers which will take you higher up the mountain until you reach a boggy saddle between Mullacor and Lugduff.

Day 6: Glenmalure to Moyne
You will notice very quickly that you are now in a much quieter part of the Wicklow Uplands. This area is a hidden gem, which makes it a special location. Untouched by tourism and yours to enjoy. Today's route is a tough one with two steep climbs.

Day 7: Moyne to Tinahely
The last day of your Wicklow Way self guided tour is a moderate 4 hour walking route over 13km. There are easy paths from Moyne to Tinahely on the lower slopes of Ballycumber Hill and Coolafunshoge Mountain. Once you get to your final destination in the town of Tinahealy you will truly see what an old Irish country village looks like.

 

The Wicklow Way is Ireland's oldest marked trail, pioneered by a famous hill walker, J.B Malone, over 40 years ago. It reveals some of Ireland's finest views: Powerscourt Waterfall, Luggala, Lough Dan, Glenmalure and historic Glendalough. The trail extends from Marlay Park in Dublin to Clonegal on the borders of Wicklow and Carlow, covering a distance of 127 kilometres (79 miles).

 We have broken down the Wicklow Way into a variation of different walks and durations which stretches from Enniskerry to Tinakely.  We pre-book your accommodation and take care of your luggage. We supply you with maps and route details and also provide you with a full backup service, leaving you to simply enjoy the scenery, splendour and solitude of the Wicklow landscape.