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Top Trails in Wicklow

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

BRAY HEAD CLIFF WALK

This linear walk takes you from Bray to Greystones along the stunning coastal path.
Grade: Moderate
Distance: 7km

BLESSINGTON GREENWAY

The Blessington Greenway walk links the historic town of Blessington with the Palladian mansion at Russborough House.
Grade:  Easy
Distance: 6.5 kms

THE GREAT SUGARLOAF

501m height above sea level, the Sugaloaf has been a landmark visible from Dublin & beyond.
Grade: Easy to Strenuous
Distance: From 2.5km

GLENDALOUGH SPINC AND GLENEALO VALLEY

The Spinc ridge overlooks the spectacular Glendalough Valley. A tough but rewarding climb offering high the vista over the Wicklow Uplands
Grade: Strenuous
Distance: 9km

THE WICKLOW WAY

The Wicklow Way is the oldest and the most scenic long distance linear walk in Ireland crossing the Wicklow Mountains from North to South.
Grade: Strenuous
Distance: 130km

DJOUCE MOUNTAIN

At a height of 725 metres above sea level, the summit of Djouce is the most accessible of the Wicklow Mountains.
Grade: Strenuous
Distance: 8 to 14km

VARTRY RESERVOIR TRAILS

The Vartry Reservoir at Roundwood offers a number of beautiful trails with thriving wildlife, flora, fauna and mountain views.
Grade: Easy
Distance: from 4km up to 20km

RAHEENLEAGH WIND FARM

This is an ideal family destination where the trails lead up to the wind turbines and offer stunning views over the Wicklow Moutains and the Irish Sea
Grade: Moderate
Distance: From 2km to 6km

BALLYCUMBER LOOP TINAHELY

Part of a group of three walks overlooking the village of Tinahely, the Ballycumber Loop offers a variety of terrain and views including quiet country lanes, forests and open mountains.
Grade:  Moderate
Distance:  13km

SEEFIN PASSAGE TOMB

Overlooking Kippure and the Blessington Lakes, Seefin is a very exciting 5000 years old passage grave, which are set in round earthen tombs.
Grade: Strenuous
Distance: From 2km to 6km

LUGNAQUILLA


Standing at 925m Lugnaquilla or Lug as it’s better known, is the highest mountain in Ireland outside of Kerry.
Grade:  Difficult
Distance:  10km to 16km

DEVIL'S GLEN FOREST WALKS


Walk through native Irish woodlands following the two loop walks:  the Seamus Heaney and Waterfall walks.  Find unusual and interesting ‘Sculptures in Woodland’.
Grade:  Moderate
Distance:  4km to 9km

ST KEVIN'S WAY

This linear walk follows the footsteps of St Kevin through the hills of Wicklow to the monastic ruins in Glendalough.  Start from either Hollywood or Valleymount
Grade:  Difficult
Distance:  30km

AVONMORE WAY

The Avonmore Way connects the village of Rathdrum to Laragh,Glendalough and the Wicklow Way.  It follows the Avonmore river along the Clara Vale up to the hights of Trooperstown.
Grade:  Challenging
Distance:  12km

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