Walking in Wicklow
You can enjoy an afternoon stroll around one of the many houses or gardens in the county including Powerscourt, Kilruddery and Mount Usher all located nearby. By prior arrangement we can also book guided walks with experienced local guides (an additional fee will apply) There are also a number of lovely forest walks including Knocksink Woods, Avondale Forest Park, Devils Glen, Djouce Woods, Lacken Woods, Glen of the Downs, Crone Woods, Kindlestown Woods. More challenging walks include The Wicklow Way One of the most spectacular walks that Ireland boasts is the extensive Wicklow Way, starting in Dublin and extending as far as Carlow. This beautiful trail contains an impressive 132km of unspoilt mountainous trails. The Wicklow Way follows a North-South line over the eastern flanks of the Wicklow Mountains. The walk is very extensive and is a beautiful combination of parkland, forests, mountains and countryside. It is a demanding hike, which requires adequate preparation. The is also the Wicklow Mountains national Park This includes large areas of mountain blanket bogs, including the Lugnaquilla and Liffey Head Bog complexes and Glendalough Wood Nature Reserve. Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk Stunning sea cliffs, abundant wildlife and a fantastic walk. Great Sugar Loaf Walk Easy walk to one of the best views in the Dublin Area. The Great Sugar Loaf overlooks the town of Bray, with views over Dublin Bay and the Irish Sea, and the Wicklow Mountains. Walking in Wicklow will take you through a surprising variety of terrain, including colourful heather-covered moorland, airy ridges, ancient woodland and glaciated river valleys. Despite its obvious attractions, the area still maintains a feeling of tranquillity and wild natural beauty - the perfect place to unwind.
For full list of Guided Walks in Wicklow area you can also visit www.hilltoptreks.ie
Wicklow County Tourism has created a new section on its website listing all the marked walks in County Wicklow. The link to the website is:
All marked walks in Wicklow have been sorted by length, difficulty, type, location, etc. County Wicklow counts more than 50 walks including the 7 stages of the Wicklow Way, all the Coillte forest walks or the various walks around Glendalough or Tinahely. The information on each walk has been standardised and contains the following information:
Image(s) Description, Grade, Distance, Estimated Time, Total Eight Climbed, Highest Point, Terrain underfoot, suitable for, How to get to start point with GPS coordinates and public transport options, location on Google map, and of course a downloadable map. This is the only site that you can download and print an updated map of all the stages of the Wicklow Way, from Marley Park to Clonegal. Each walk has a free downloadable and printable map.