Wicklow Way & Glendalough – 8 Day
Wicklow Way & Glendalough – 8 Day – Self-Guided Walking Tour
The Wicklow Way is Ireland’s Oldest Way marked Trail. The Wicklow Way travels from Clonegal in the south to Marley Park in the north. (The trail can easily be reversed to north to south). Starting on the gentle slopes in the south, The Wicklow Way crosses a number of mountainous valleys to its end in Marley Park in the southern suburbs of Dublin City.
This 8 Day tour takes you from Tinahely in the South to Enniskerry in the north and gives you an extra day to explore the Glendalough Valley and its 6th Century Monastic City.
Tour Pricing & Dates
|8 Day Tour||£585 per person sharing|
|Tour Dates 2017||Available 1st January to 15th December|
|Accommodation||Guesthouse (en suite)|
|BOOKING||BOOK THIS TOUR|
- Day 1 / Arrive in Tinahely
- You will arrive in the town of Rathdrum from Dublin by public transport. You will be picked in Rathdrum and transported to your first accommodation, which is in the village of Tinahely.
- Day 2 / Tinahely to Iron Bridge
- This section of the Wicklow Way takes in some fantastic views of the adjoining counties like Carlow and Wexford; it also passes through an old Ring Fort or Fairy Fort. The walk finishes in the Ow Valley where you will be picked up and transported to your accommodation. Distance: 15 km, Ascent: 540 m Approximate walking time: 4 hrs
- Day 3 / Iron Bridge to Glenmalure
- Iron Bridge to Glenmalure This section is mainly on forest track and country road. Not a difficult walk with options to shorten or lengthen the walk. The Glenmalure Valley is the longest glacier valley in Ireland and your accommodation is in the middle. Distance: 14 km, Ascent: 520 m Approximate walking time: 4 hrs
- Day 4 / Glenmalure to Glendalough
- A superb walk with breathtaking views of the Glenmalure Valley, the Lakes of Glendalough and its 6th Century Monastic City. This monastic settlement was the hob of learning in Europe from the 6th until the 12th century. Distance: 14km, Ascent 450 m Approximate walking time: 4 hrs
- Day 5 / Overnight Glendalough
- Rest day with option to do a section off the trail or visit Glendalough. We have a beautiful optional walk for you today should you decide to take it and it will be included in your information pack.
- Day 6 / Glendalough to Roundwood
- The walk today is easy with an option to extend it by an extra 7Km. Roundwood is the highest village in Ireland. We will also give you an option to take in a mountain called Scarr; this is beautiful and on a good day will give you some fantastic views. Distance: 10km, Ascent: 250 m Approximate walking time: 3 hrs
- Day 7 / Roundwood to Enniskerry
- Your last walking day on the Wicklow Way is one of the longest walks but a classic, it takes in views of Guinness Estate, Lough Dan and Lough Tay, crosses over Djouce Mountain and alongside the Powerscourt Estate. Your tour ends in the picturesque village of Enniskerry which; is situated on the door-step of Dublin. Distance: 18km, Ascent: 600 m Approximate walking time: 5 hrs
- Day 8 / Depart
- After a hearty breakfast you can take a bus from Enniskerry village back to Dublin City.
- 7 nights B&B
- All accommodation is pre-booked in approved family-run guesthouses with all rooms en-suite
- Maps and all route notes
- Details on restaurants and places of interest to visit along the way
- Luggage transfers daily while you walk
- All information on trains or buses needed to get to your first accommodation and back at the end of the tour
- Full back up service should you require it while on our tour