Wicklow Way

Description

  1. Length of trail 129 km, 80 miles
  2. Length in days 6 days
  3. Start of trail Marley Park, Rathfarnham in South Dublin
  4. End of trail Clonegal
  5. Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
  6. Hut tour grading T1, Walk

Wicklow Way

Wicklow Way, Dublin - Clonegal, 129 km, 6 days

The Wicklow mountains roughly run southward from Dublin into county Wexford. Starting as desolate heath- and moorland, rising up to 900 m, they gradually become more gentle. On a clear day one will have good views over the patched farmland below and the Irish Sea beyond. More to the south, the hills were replanted with conifers, which may be regarded as dull, but the new forests create their own atmosphere. Still further south, the woods give way to farmland.

Glendalough monastery, a historic highlight, is right on the trail.

Clonegal is the end of the Wicklow Way, but not the end of the Wicklow Mountains. The South Leinster Way is the next path in the queue, and actually you can follow long distance trails all the way to Kerry and the Atlantic. We are speaking of the E8 and the Irish Coast to Coast Walk.

The Wicklow Way is Ireland's first long distance path and continues to be popular, facilitated of course by the proximity of the countries capital. In the hills, accommodation is scarce. The path is easy, but can be muddy.

Opinions

Rate 7.5 | 2 votes | No 3. in Ireland
  • Oranginas, hiking trails Europe March 1998
  • Rate 7
  • Positive A patchwork of many different landscape types. Some truly remote upland areas.
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Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2011
  • The Irish Coast to Coast Walk
  • The guidebook describes walking the 370-mile waymarked route through Ireland from Dublin in the east to Bray Head in the southwest on the Atlantic coast. Created by linking the Wicklow Way, South Leinster Way, Munster Way, Avondhy Way and the Kerry Way. An opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2005
  • Wandelgids / Walking guide The Irish Coast To Coast Walk |
  • Beschrijving van de lange kust naar kust route door heel Ierland. Goed beschreven met veel details, zowel praktisch als achtergrond. The Coast to Coast route through Ireland, from Dublin to the Atlantic coast, passes through glorious mountain and river country, and offers an opportunity to discover the heart of the Emerald Isle. The walk links... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2008
  • Wandelgids Wicklow Way | Rucksack |
  • Uitgevoerd in de vorm van een klapper, met ringband geeft deze gids een goede beschrijving van de lange afstands route. De kaarten zijn schetsmatig maar wel duidelijk. The Wicklow Way is Ireland´s first and most popular Waymarked Way, running between Marlay Park (Dublin) and Clonegal, 82 miles (132 km) to the south. It offers varied and scenic... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wicklow Way
  • Wicklow Way, a 132-km (82 mile) trail from Marley Park on the outskirts of Dublin to Clonegal, in an A5, spiral bound, waterproof guide from Rucksack Readers with contoured mapping at 1:100,000, detailed route descriptions and general information.The 64-page guide provides general advice on planning accommodation, Glendalough Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dublin Mountains (25K)
  • Dublin Mountains at 1:25,000 on a double-sided, detailed, GPS compatible map from EastWest Mapping, printed on light, waterproof and tear-resistant paper. Contours at 10m intervals are enhanced by altitude colouring and graphics showing scree, peat bogs, marshland, gorse, different types of woodlands, cultivated areas, etc.The map shows the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Wicklow Way Map Guide
  • The Wicklow Way presented on contoured maps at 1:50,000 in an A5 paperback guide from EastWest Mapping, with each section accompanied by walking notes and descriptions of places of interest along the route.The 131km/82 miles route is divided into 13 sections and highlighted on topographic maps with contours at 20m intervals, altitude colouring... Read more
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Walking holidays

Aktivatours
Netherlands
  • Wicklow Way incl. Dublin 8 dagen
  • Eire, the Wicklow Way De Wicklow Mountains liggen in het oosten van Ierland, of "Eire", zoals de Ieren hun land zelf noemen. Wicklow ademt een sfeer van vriendelijkheid uit, en dat geldt ook voor de sympathieke Ierse bevolking. De Wicklow mountain is het grootste nationale park van het land met een omvang van ca. 20.000 ha. Van zuid naar... Read more
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Aktivatours
Netherlands
  • Wicklow Way incl. Dublin 8 dagen
  • Eire, the Wicklow Way De Wicklow Mountains liggen in het oosten van Ierland, of "Eire", zoals de Ieren hun land zelf noemen. Wicklow ademt een sfeer van vriendelijkheid uit, en dat geldt ook voor de sympathieke Ierse bevolking. De Wicklow mountain is het grootste nationale park van het land met een omvang van ca. 20.000 ha. Van zuid naar... Read more
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Aktivatours
Netherlands
  • Wicklow Way 6 dagen
  • Eire, the Wicklow Way De Wicklow Mountains liggen in het oosten van Ierland, of "Eire", zoals de Ieren hun land zelf noemen. Wicklow ademt een sfeer van vriendelijkheid uit, en dat geldt ook voor de sympathieke Ierse bevolking. De Wicklow Mountains is het grootste nationale park van het land met een omvang van ca. 20.000 ha. Van zuid naar... Read more
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  • Aktivatours, Netherlands
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Aktivatours
Netherlands
  • Wicklow Way 6 dagen
  • Eire, the Wicklow Way De Wicklow Mountains liggen in het oosten van Ierland, of "Eire", zoals de Ieren hun land zelf noemen. Wicklow ademt een sfeer van vriendelijkheid uit, en dat geldt ook voor de sympathieke Ierse bevolking. De Wicklow Mountains is het grootste nationale park van het land met een omvang van ca. 20.000 ha. Van zuid naar... Read more
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Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Wicklow Way Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Experience Irelands oldest waymarked trail, packed full of stunning scenery and an abundance of history, all on Dublin's doorstep. The Wicklow Way is Irelands oldest waymarked trail, pioneered by famous hill walker, J.B. Malone. Its 44 miles reveal some of the most spectacular views in the country, from Irelands highest waterfall to discovering... Read more
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