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.

ECOTRAIL WICKLOW

Wicklow is organising the prestigeous Trail Running Event.  Ecotrail Wicklow will start and finish on Bray Seafront in September, and include some of Wicklow’s most scenic locations:  Bray Head, Killruddery, Sugarloaf, Powerscourt Waterfall, Lough Tay

THE WICKLOW WAY

The oldest and the most scenic long distance linear walk in Ireland.
Find at links below, extensive information, Google Map, Printable maps to help you plan your journey along the Wicklow Way

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!

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.

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

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10 hours ago

Visit Wicklow

A walk for the weekend 🚶

This stairway to heaven will lead you high up into the Wicklow Mountains National Park, with glorious views all around. Find out more about this walk here - bit.ly/SpincWalk

The Spinc is a popular walking trail accessible from the carparks at Glendalough. An initial climb brings you up over the Valley with stunning views as the Wicklow Uplands open out around you. #WicklowOutdoors.

Getting There:
Get to Glendalough easily on the new daily bus service from Wicklow town, with 4 daily weekday and 6 daily weekend services. More info here - bit.ly/2IAcKLU

Staying Overnight:
Why not stay over at The Glendalough Hotel, a lovely Victorian building which has been completely refurbished. Enjoy panoramic views of the Wicklow countryside and awaken to the sounds of nearby waterways. More - bit.ly/2TDunOe

Where to eat:
The The Wicklow Heather Restaurant and Accommodation, between #Laragh & #Glendalough is well know for its affordable gourmet experience with extensive menu options. Browse through the Irish writers room with eclectic array of works from Yeats, Joyce & other greats. More - bit.ly/2QmzQWR #wicklow

Photo credit: via Instagram - @cyclinginireland/
@hayesgeorgina
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A walk for the weekend 🚶

This stairway to heaven will lead you high up into the Wicklow Mountains National Park, with glorious views all around.  Find out more about this walk here  - http://bit.ly/SpincWalk

The Spinc is a popular walking trail accessible from the carparks at Glendalough. An initial climb brings you up over the Valley with stunning views as the Wicklow Uplands open out around you.   #WicklowOutdoors.

Getting There:
Get to Glendalough easily on the new daily bus service from Wicklow town, with 4 daily weekday and 6 daily weekend services. More info here - http://bit.ly/2IAcKLU

Staying Overnight:
Why not stay over at The Glendalough Hotel, a lovely Victorian building which has been completely refurbished. Enjoy panoramic views of the Wicklow countryside and awaken to the sounds of nearby waterways.  More - http://bit.ly/2TDunOe

Where to eat:
The The Wicklow Heather Restaurant and Accommodation, between #Laragh & #Glendalough is well know for its affordable gourmet experience with extensive menu options. Browse through the Irish writers room with eclectic array of works from Yeats, Joyce & other greats. More - http://bit.ly/2QmzQWR #wicklow

Photo credit: via Instagram - @cyclinginireland/
@hayesgeorgina

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Will keep it in mind for my next visit!

Did it It is brilliant

Noreen Hayes

On my to do list

Amazing walk!!

Wow Jonathan this looks cool !

Nigel Scanlon

Thomas Sheridan

Monica Breen

Michael Walsh Teresa Dunleavy

Finbarr Mc Closkey

Siobhan McMorrow here’s all the info from that pic you posted a while ago!

Is it an easy climb ? We would like to do it but we are not used to climbing

Arleen Campbell

Geraldine Coss

Áine Walker

James Mooney

John Kelso

Pat Lewis

Janice Mary Griffith this type of boardwalk would be nice round the lake 😄

Michelle Kealy

Chris Deegan

Monique Offner

Is it wheelchair accessible?

Roberta Clarke This can be our Sunday walk 👏

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2 days ago

Visit Wicklow

Heritage Week continues until 25th August, with a huge range of fantastic events taking place all across #Wicklow. Here are a few, or to view the full listing click here - bit.ly/HeritageWeekWicklow2019

Butterfly Watch at The Miners' Village, Upper Lake, #Glendalough on 22 August, 12pm - 4pm (subject to weather).
The Miners' Village is home to one of Ireland's most camouflaged butterflies - the Grayling. Free event.

The Hillforts of Baltinglass, on 22 August, 7pm - 8:15pm at #Baltinglass Courthouse. A talk by Alan Hawkes, Archaeologist on the significance of the Baltinglass Hillfort complex with special reference to the most recent discoveries, with opportunity to visit the old cells and the courthouse building. Free event.

Whale Watch on both #Bray Head and #Wicklow Head, on 24 August, 2pm - 5pm. The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group hosts these guided land-based whale watches. Bring binoculars, your sense of humour and refreshments! Free event.

Open Day at #Wicklow Lighthouse, 25 August, 10am - 4pm.
Imagine life as a lighthouse keeper on a self-guided tour of this restored 18th century lighthouse. This will be an opportunity to see the conservation work of Irish Landmark Trust. Free event.
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Heritage Week continues until 25th August, with a huge range of fantastic events taking place all across #Wicklow.  Here are a few, or to view the full listing click here  - http://bit.ly/HeritageWeekWicklow2019

Butterfly Watch at The Miners Village, Upper Lake, #Glendalough on 22 August, 12pm - 4pm (subject to weather).
The Miners Village is home to one of Irelands most camouflaged butterflies - the Grayling.  Free event.

The Hillforts of Baltinglass, on 22 August, 7pm - 8:15pm at #Baltinglass Courthouse. A talk by Alan Hawkes, Archaeologist on the significance of the Baltinglass Hillfort complex with special reference to the most recent discoveries, with opportunity to visit the old cells and the courthouse building. Free event.

Whale Watch on both #Bray Head and #Wicklow Head, on 24 August, 2pm - 5pm. The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group hosts these guided land-based whale watches. Bring binoculars, your sense of humour and refreshments!  Free event.

Open Day at #Wicklow Lighthouse, 25 August, 10am - 4pm.
Imagine life as a lighthouse keeper on a self-guided tour of this restored 18th century lighthouse. This will be an opportunity to see the conservation work of Irish Landmark Trust.  Free event.

5 days ago

Visit Wicklow

More amazing shots for August's #WicklowOutdoors photo competition! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE 😊

Just hit the like/love button on the photo you think should win one of our exclusive Wicklow Outdoors t-shirts!

1. Croghan Woods Sunset, by Des
2. Roman on top of the world at Lough Ouler
3. Summer scene at Lough Dan, by Jim
4. Exploring the Miner's Village at Glendalough, by Sean

If you'd like the chance to win your very own Wicklow Outdoors t-shirt, head over to our Instagram profile for more info - bit.ly/WicklowOutdoorsComp

Winner announced later this week!
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