WICKLOW OUTDOORS

Welcome to the Garden County, where Ireland comes out to play.

From mountain to sea, Wicklow’s varied landscape offers an amazing playground for a wide variety of outdoor activities.  Wicklow’s sceneries is an amazing backdrop to thousands of outdoor enthusiasts every week.

Wicklow is home to the largest mountain area in Ireland with rollling hills, dense forrests and mountains reaching close to 1000 meters or 3000 feet high.  Wicklow’s many lakes, rivers, and 30 km coastline along the Irish Sea create a varied playground for watersports activities.

TOP TRAILS IN WICKLOW

Wicklow is home to more than 50 marked trails offering what is probably Ireland’s best walking destination.  Here are some of the most iconic walks Wicklow has to offer

TOP OUTDOOR EVENTS IN WICKLOW

Wicklow is home to many outdoors events throughout the year.  Find here a selection of some of the most iconic and challenging events in Wicklow.

UNIQUE OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES IN WICKLOW

Go deepsea fishing, spend a night in a tipi, get on a fatbike, cruise on an e-bike, learn to surf, play disk-golf:  Wicklow offers some unique experiences to enjoy the outdoors!

3 days ago

Wicklow Tourism

Splash Valley Aqua Park at Hidden Valley #Wicklow is opening this May (possibly Easter weather permitting 😃)!

With over 30 obstacles - swings, balance beams, slides, domes, towers and more, it will be Ireland's largest Aquaglide Aqua Park!

Hidden Valley Holiday Park is now taking bookings for groups, and the online booking system will be open soon. The aqua park is suitable for ages 7 plus. Life vest and wetsuit included.

For more information - bit.ly/2EboDae
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Splash Valley Aqua Park at Hidden Valley #Wicklow is opening this May (possibly Easter weather permitting 😃)! 

With over 30 obstacles - swings, balance beams, slides, domes, towers and more, it will be Irelands largest Aquaglide Aqua Park!

Hidden Valley Holiday Park is now taking bookings for  groups, and the online booking system will be open soon. The aqua park is suitable for ages 7 plus. Life vest and wetsuit included. 

For more information - http://bit.ly/2EboDae

 

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Steve 😍

Fiona Ryan day out?

Sophie Bermingham Amber House

Denise Enright Nora Skehan this is going on the list for summer😊

Is this for adults and kids or just kids does anyone know?

Jennifer O'Hare Susan Devereux Miriam Byrne Orla Anderson Anita Whelan a summer adventure day?!

Denise Pierce Chris KavanaghSéan Pierce Lorraine Kavanagh

Stephen Jake Daz.....fancy a camping trip during the Summer??

Jacinta Donoghue!!!

Laura Gilligan Zara Lawford Laura McAuliffe

Robin Farrelly Siobhán Bouchier

Madeline Walsh-Beirne omg see this need to get booking ;)

Alison Fleming your boys would love this?

Sean Roche in Rathdrum 😜

Trish Ryan Irene Molloy. You know you have to come in July with us!!!

Derek Grant

Kathryn 7+ 😩

Aisling F. Leonard Aine Leonard

Kev Twomey need to do this

Carol Murphy this looks so cool

Myrtle maybe for school trip

Lauren Jones Shirley Mcmahon Ciara Lalor Facebook was listening to us!!

Catherine Stapleton we'll have to arrange to go there during the summer

Monica Prendergast boys might need to detour to this on the way to their Kilkenny hols.

well done Wicklow

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3 days ago

Wicklow Tourism

The seaside town of Arklow, in south county #Wicklow, dates from the ninth century, when the Vikings arrived.

Arklow sits at the mouth of the River Avoca, which is the longest river wholly within County Wicklow. One of the most impressive features of the town is the Nineteen Arches Bridge, straddling the river, and famous for being the longest handmade stone bridge in Ireland.

Visitors can enjoy a stroll around the Arklow Nature Reserve, know locally as the Duck Pond! Traditionally this was boating lake created in 1958, where the original course of the river ran until the 1840's. Reeds have since reclaimed it, making the lake a biologically diverse and interesting recreational area and wildlife reserve.

Close to the Nature Reserve your will find the Arklow Bay Hotel, great for a stop off for lunch or afternoon tea. More - bit.ly/ArklowBayHotel

Photo Credit: Daniel Murphy / Arklow Chamber of Commerce
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The seaside town of Arklow, in south county  #Wicklow, dates from the ninth century, when the Vikings arrived.

Arklow sits at the mouth of the River Avoca, which is the longest river wholly within County Wicklow.  One of the most impressive features of the town is the Nineteen Arches Bridge, straddling the river,  and famous for being the longest handmade stone bridge in Ireland.

Visitors can enjoy a stroll around the Arklow Nature Reserve, know locally as the Duck Pond!  Traditionally this was boating lake created in 1958, where the original course of the river ran until the 1840s.  Reeds have since reclaimed it, making the lake a biologically diverse and interesting recreational area and wildlife reserve.

Close to the Nature Reserve your will find the Arklow Bay Hotel, great for a stop off for lunch or afternoon tea.  More - http://bit.ly/ArklowBayHotel

Photo Credit: Daniel Murphy / Arklow Chamber of Commerce

 

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Beautiful 💚☘️

My mother’s home town, beautiful town , beautiful area💚💚💚

5 days ago

Wicklow Tourism

The Round Tower, at Glendalough. ⠀

The most iconic of all the landmarks in Glendalough, if not #Wicklow, is the Round Tower, which stands 33 meters tall.

It was built almost 1000 years ago by the monks of St. Kevin’s monastery. The conical roof had to be replaced in 1876 when it was struck by lightning. ⠀Find out more about visiting Glendalough here - bit.ly/GlendaloughRoundTower

The tower was called “Cloigtheach”, meaning bell tower, suggesting their main use. The tower was sometimes used as a place of refuge for monks when the monastery was under attack. They also served as both as lookout posts and as beacons for approaching monks and pilgrims.
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The Round Tower, at Glendalough. ⠀

The most iconic of all the landmarks in Glendalough, if not #Wicklow, is the Round Tower, which stands 33 meters tall. 

It was built almost 1000 years ago by the monks of St. Kevin’s monastery. The conical roof had to be replaced in 1876 when it was struck by lightning. ⠀Find out more about visiting Glendalough here - http://bit.ly/GlendaloughRoundTower
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The tower was called “Cloigtheach”, meaning bell tower, suggesting their main use. The tower was sometimes used as a place of refuge for monks when the monastery was under attack. They also served as both as lookout posts and as beacons for approaching monks and pilgrims.

 

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Tracey West

We have tried twice in the last 6 weeks to walk in Glendalough. Car parks are full and roads at a standstill. We, like many others turned around and left. I feel sorry for those who only have one chance to visit this gorgeous place...I can return again. Traffic management needs to be reviewed or park and ride system should be introduced....we are destroying this beautiful amenity.

Leonard Jonas ☘️

It’s beautiful and very historic 😀

Mike McAleer

David Mordaunt some day I will go there

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