Commissioned by Wicklow County Council, Tracks & Trails has produced two new walking videos set in beautiful Co. Wicklow. Our first video will take you over Bray Head, along The Belmont Way & The Sugarloaf Way. Presented by Pól O Conghaile, this 10 minute show features a magnificent trail which now links and extends a [...]
Fáilte Ireland has published sector specific operational guidelines for the tourism industry to ensure the safe re-opening of tourism businesses on June 29th. The National Tourism Development Authority developed the guidelines in collaboration with industry bodies; the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF), the Irish Self Catering Federation (ISCF), the Irish Caravan and Camping Council, the Association [...]
Wicklow's food and drink producers had an opportunity to preview the new ‘Wicklow Naturally' brand at a recent event held at Tinahely’s Farm Shop. 'Wicklow Naturally' which has been created as part of the ongoing implementation of the county's Food and Beverage Strategy, will champion local producers, their products and the businesses which sell and [...]

Ireland is a fantastic year-round Trail Running destination. Our temperate climate means that it’s never too cold in Winter or too hot in Summer. Irish sceneries are incredible with views over hills and mountains, sea, cliffs, lakes and forests.  Yes, it does rain, but the weather changes so quickly that the sun is never too far.

Located on the East Coast of Ireland and on Dublin’s doorstep, Wicklow is Ireland’s most popular Trail Running destination.  Wicklow is an amazing outdoor activity playground with the largest mountain area in Ireland, the largest forest area, the highest waterfall, the first long distance trail, the largest man-made reservoir, the highest mountain outside of Kerry and counts for 30km of diverse coastline along the Irish Sea made of sandy beaches, marshlands and cliffs.

Most popular activities include Walking, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Surfing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling, Sailing, Horse Back Riding, and of course Trail Running.

Below are some of our recommended trail running areas and event in Wicklow:

The Spinc, Glendalough

Glendalough is an ideal trail running destination with many marked trails to choose from. Sceneries through the surrounding glacier valleys are unrivalled in Ireland. Of the trails available, the Spinc Loop is probably the most popular. Start your run/walk from the VIth Century Monastic Site, pass the two lakes and climb up to Spinc ridge for stunning views of the whole valley!

Djouce Mountain

Djouce mountain is one of the most accessible mountain top in Ireland. At 720 meters above sea level, Djouce summit offer 360 degrees views over the Wicklow Mountains and with the Irish Sea in the distance.  Crone Woods is probably the most popular starting points to join the Wicklow Way and follow the trail up to Djouce.  Passed Djouce, follow the Wicklow Way along the popular boardwalk to reach Lough Tay (The Guinness Lake).

Bray Head & Sugarloaf

South of Dublin City Centre and easily accessible by public transport, Bray offers great trail running options.  Run/walk along the popular Cliff Walk to Greystones, climb up Bray Head for stunning views over the Irish Sea and Dublin Bay or push the adventure along the newly opened Belmont Way to reach the Great Subarloaf.

Ecotrail Wicklow

From the first edition, Ecotrail Wicklow has become the most popular trail running event in Ireland.  With start and finish on the Bray Promenade, the various trails will take you to some of Wickow’s most scenic locations such as Bray Head, Killruddery, the Great Sugaloaf, Powerscourt Waterfall, The Wicklow, Lough Tay and the Vartry Reservoir.  Choose from four distances:  18k, 29k, 45k or 80k!

An image is worth a thousand words!  As part of the Celtic Routes promotional project, we have commissioned some images to showcase some of Wicklow's scenic wonders.  Wicklow is a one of the most photogenic counties in Ireland!  With Sea, Rivers, Mountains, Lakes, Forests, Villages, and Cliffs, Wicklow's landscape is an amazing collection of diverse [...]
The Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk was the winner of the Best Local Attraction at the 2020 Irish Independent Tourism Awards. The ceremony in the Mansion House saw the Wicklow Walk top the polls as Ireland Best Attractions. "We're absolutely delighted with the awards" says Fred Verdier, Tourism Officer at Wicklow County Council. "The stunning [...]
Christmas Gifting: 8 unique home-grown Wicklow gift ideas. Following Green Friday, the notion of shopping local is to the fore of all of our minds.  We're making it even easier for you to have a more sustainable festive season, with a fantastic list of local Wicklow products, each unique and ideal Christmas gifts for your [...]
WEXFORD, WICKLOW AND WATERFORD TO PARTNER WITH THREE WELSH COUNCILS An exciting international project which brings together local authorities in Wicklow, Wexford and Waterford with colleagues in Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion in Wales was launched today (Tuesday). The Celtic Routes project aims to encourage visitors to explore new areas of South East Ireland and West [...]
Cool Planet Experience Awarded Top Global Honour in Themed Entertainment Sector Enniskerry attraction to be awarded for outstanding achievement by international body, the Themed Entertainment Association Ireland’s Cool Planet Experience has been awarded a ‘TEA Thea Award of Outstanding Achievement’ by the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). The announcement was made by TEA on 19th November [...]
Taste the Island: The Most Mouth-Watering Wicklow Food Experiences. Wicklow is a melting pot for quality cuisine and this Autumn foodies can embark on several unique “Taste the Island” experiences, which showcase local food and drink.  Meet the makers of fabulous local fare, including growers, bakers, distillers and brewers, take on a food trail and [...]