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!

18 hours ago

Wicklow Tourism

Arklow's Pyramid is described as the largest pyramid tomb 'beyond the banks of the Nile', (Sir John Betjeman, (1906-84)).

The Pyramid sits on the highest point in the ancient Kilbride cemetery, alongside ruins of a medieval church. The outer cladding of pyramid is granite and it reaches a height of about 30 feet, allowing it to be seen from up to two miles away.

Ralph Howard, Viscount of Wicklow, commissioned the pyramid after 1785 as a mausoleum for his loved ones. Although sealed now, access to the inside was by a little door in the north wall. Passing down a narrow 8 feet long brings you to a chamber which is roughly 10 feet squared, with an impressive curved brick ceiling. Inside the chamber, on each side are niches of coffins - three rows of three, space for nine coffins in total.

For more information of Visiting Arklow click here - bit.ly/VisitArklow

Photo Credit: Elena Kenny / Arklow Chamber of Commerce
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Arklows Pyramid is described as the largest pyramid tomb beyond the banks of the Nile, (Sir John Betjeman, (1906-84)). 

The Pyramid sits on the highest point in the ancient Kilbride cemetery, alongside ruins of a medieval church. The outer cladding of pyramid is granite and it reaches a height of about 30 feet, allowing it to be seen from up to two miles away.

Ralph Howard, Viscount of Wicklow, commissioned the pyramid after 1785 as a mausoleum for his loved ones.  Although sealed now, access to the inside was by a little door in the north wall. Passing down a narrow 8 feet long brings you to a chamber which is roughly 10 feet squared, with an impressive curved brick ceiling. Inside the chamber, on each side are niches of coffins - three rows of three, space for nine coffins in total.
 
For more information of Visiting Arklow click here - http://bit.ly/VisitArklow

Photo Credit: Elena Kenny / Arklow Chamber of Commerce

 

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Lody Mazer did you know arklow had a pyramid?!

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3 days ago

Wicklow Tourism

The Vartry Reservoir Roundwood, #Wicklow looking stunning at sunset.

If you're visiting the area, why not enjoy one of the newly opened Vartry Trails. The reservoir looped walks, offer almost 20km of beautiful trails with thriving wildlife, flora, fauna and mountain views. More info with maps here - bit.ly/VartryTrailsRoundwood

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The Vartry Reservoir Roundwood, #Wicklow looking stunning at sunset. 

If youre visiting the area, why not enjoy one of the newly opened Vartry Trails. The reservoir looped walks, offer almost 20km of beautiful trails with thriving wildlife, flora, fauna and mountain views. More info with maps here - http://bit.ly/VartryTrailsRoundwood

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Kate Parke

Beautiful photo

4 days ago

Wicklow Tourism

Huge congratulations to the team at Hidden Valley Holiday Park on Winning Ireland's Number 1 Favourite Small Stay, as voted by Independent.ie Travel readers!We are overwhelmed by this win! Thank you to all our customers who nominated us and voted for us: Winner 2019 - Ireland's Favourite Small Stay. “A great hideaway, ideal for getting away from the rat race while enjoying some quality outdoor time,” was how you described Hidden Valley, as well as “clean, safe, well-run and spotless”. We are truly delighted to hear your comments! We will continue to strive to provide a safe and fun destination where it’s all about family time and making memories. From our entire team at Hidden Valley – THANK YOU! #indotravelawards Independent.ie Travel #glampingireland #campingireland #greatoutdoors #familytime #hiddenvalleypark #kidsactivities Full Article - https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/awards/a-hidden-treasure-and-so-irishly-oldschool-irelands-favourite-small-stay-revealed-37717281.html ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Andrew MacRae Stephen Hickey Lisa Hickey spot of summer camping ?!🤗

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