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Wicklow Way – Part 1: Marlay Park to Knockree

Address
Knockree, Enniskerry

Stage 1 of the Wicklow Way: The start of this internationally renowned walk begins in the Dublins suburbs: Marlay Park. It’s not long before you leave the City behind and start the exciting climb through Kilmashogue forest as you head for Fairy Castle, you’ll pass ancient burial tombs in the forest and on the mountain top. A descent will bring you down to the road for a short section before the last climb to Prince Williams Seat with spectacular views over the coast and the mountains. Knockree Hill gives a short climb before reaching the end of Day 1.

Grade: Strenuous, the route is marked with yellow marker poles
Distance: 21km
Estimated time: 7hr
Total height climbed: 650m
Highest point: 500m
Terrain underfoot: public road, forest track and exposed mountain trail
Suitable for: this is a high mountain route and should only be undertaken by those who are fully equipped with rainwear, warm clothing, food and strong footwear.

Notes:  open mountain- exposed to weather

How to get to start point:

Marlay Park

  • GPS FOR START POINT: 53.279456,-6.271648
  • GPS FOR STAGE 1 END POINT:  53.172399,-6.221223
  • Bus:  Dublin Bus (16 passes gate of Marlay Park) (47B and 48A nearby)  www.dublinbus.ie

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