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

Ecotrail Wicklow is Irelands largest Trail Running Event.  Choose from four distances 18k, 29k, 45k or 80k.  With a start and finish on Bray Seafong, participants run through some of Wicklows most scenic locations including Bray Head, Killruddery, Big Sugarloaf, Powerscourt Waterfall, the Wicklow Way, Lough Tay and the Vartry Reservoir.  Ecotrail Wicklow is scheduled the last weekend in September.

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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2 days ago

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4 Wonderful Wicklow Walks you can reach by public transport from Dublin. Explore the #WicklowOutdoors without a car!

𝟙. 𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕊𝕦𝕘𝕒𝕣𝕝𝕠𝕒𝕗 𝕎𝕒𝕪: Bus Route 145 from Heuston Station to Kilmacanogue or Bus Eireann 133.
The bus leaves you at Kilmacanogue village where you walk on country roads for 5km upwards towards the foothills of the Great Sugar Loaf Mountain. From the Sugar Loaf Trail Carpark, the hike up the mountain is strenuous in parts, but short and most people of good fitness will be up and back in less than an hour. More - bit.ly/SufarloafWay

𝟚. 𝔹𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕟𝕘𝕥𝕠𝕟 𝔾𝕣𝕖𝕖𝕟𝕨𝕒𝕪: Bus Rote 65 from Poolbeg Street to Blessington.
The bus leaves you in Blessington, where you walk a few minutes south on the N81 towards Burrage More, signposted The Avon. This easy walk of about 6.5km in total, weaves its way along the shores of Poulaphouca Reservoir through countryside and forest on footpath and gravel track. More - bit.ly/BlessingtonGreenway

𝟛. 𝔸𝕧𝕠𝕟𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕖 𝕎𝕒𝕪 ℝ𝕒𝕥𝕙𝕕𝕣𝕦𝕞: To Rathdrum: Bus Eireann Route 133/ To Dublin: Irish Rail from Rathdrum to Dublin.
From the bus stop at the Bridge in Rathdrum it's a pleasant 2km walk along the local road signposted Moneystown to the trailhead. The Avonmore Way winds its way through the beautiful Clara Vale Nature Reserve alongside the peaceful Avonmore River with great views of the surrounding Wicklow Mountains. This is a moderate linear route finishing near Laragh, so if you are doing the full route you need to leave enough time to return to Rathdrum for the last train, or why not say overnight! More - bit.ly/AvonmoreWayWicklow

𝟜. 𝔾𝕝𝕖𝕟 𝔹𝕖𝕒𝕔𝕙 ℂ𝕝𝕚𝕗𝕗 𝕎𝕒𝕝𝕜 𝕎𝕚𝕔𝕜𝕝𝕠𝕨: Bus Route 133 from Dublin to Wicklow Town (the Monument).
Walk along the Sea Road for 15 minutes to the start of the walk at Glen Beach Cliff Walk Car Park. Although only 4km looped this walk is classed moderate has some climbs and runs close to exposed cliff edges on uneven surfaces. See the Grey Seals colony or perhaps a porpoise or dolphins offshore. More - bit.ly/AvonmoreWayWicklow
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The 145 no longer runs to Kilmacanogue on a regular basis (2 buses per day from Houston Station), the Bus Eireann 133 (every hour) or St Kevins Glendalough bus (twice daily) are the only services from Dublin city centre to Kilmacanogue village

My (our) Sunday morning boarding school ‘trek’ happy, scrambling memories.....all in a school uniform!!! Beautiful scenery, in summer sunshine, sometimes!! ❤️🔐🔏

For the Avonmore Way route, it is worth downloading the timetable for the local bus from Glendalough to Wicklow via Roundwood

Great info been going to Wicklow all my life..

Wow beautiful, a must see when I'm vist at Easter x

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Ahh LOVE wicklow will get back soon x

Visit Wicklow..Yes yes yes.

Place I call home.. Shweta Sharma Stephanie May Tarina Dixon x

I love this country so much!

Suzanne these all this year

Jennifer Jones and Nicola Walsh 💗

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4 days ago

Visit Wicklow

Every day is a beach day at Brittas Bay 🌊 Make down time to explore the #WicklowOutdoors this week.

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Every day is a beach day at Brittas Bay 🌊 Make down time to explore the #WicklowOutdoors this week. 

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I can see a face in the sky .....

Lovely 💕

So can I

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6 days ago

Visit Wicklow

Have you visited Ireland's Favourite Local Attraction 2020? Put the Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk on your travel bucket list this year!

Find out more - bit.ly/GreystonesBrayCliffWalk

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My husband and I were on holiday i n Bray about 12 years ago . We stayed at the Esplanade hotel and we did the Bray to Greystones walk one day . Really enjoyable walk. Got bus back to Bray high street. ❤ Bray .

Did this walk this morning in the mist as always beautiful !!!

Been there and walked some of it. Beautiful!

Did this a couple of years ago on a beautiful summer day.

I run this way last time Was really beautiful

Fab walk. Did Bray to Greystones then had lunch at a lively creperie and walked back a great day out.

Lovely walk

Yes on a lovely sunny day🌞 with my husband it was a breath of fresh air 🌿🌿💞

I did it its absolutely beautiful but could do with a loo at the halfway mark 😂

Yes Greystones is my home town.

How it all has changed.....

Syro Fleming perfect for a Sunday walk

Fabio add to the list, my grandparents used to walk this when they were courting

Linda Kinsella we’re doing this

Kalen is this your home town?

Dale Goss

Espace Feng Shui 😉😁

Kelly Majury

Sarah Kelly

Pat Lewis another one for Alan

Fernando Luís Toni

Ciara Scully Emily Carrigan

Yessica de la Peña

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