St Kevin’s Way follows in the footsteps of St Kevin through the hills of Wicklow to the monastic ruins in Glendalough. The main start for the route is Hollywood, however you can also start the route in Valleymount. The route is well marked and takes you through a wide variety of landscapes as it climbs towards the Wicklow Gap. From here the descent brings you to Glendalough and monastic ruins.
Grade: Difficult, the route is marked with Yellow arrows
Estimated time: Full day / 8 hrs
Total height climbed: 500m
Highest point: 470m
Terrain underfoot: Forest trail, country roads, mountain paths
Suitable for: walkers with a good level of fitness.
Notes: This is a long route with some very remote parts, there are no shops etc along the route.
How to get to start point:
There are two options for starting this walk:
- Hollywood: 53.092169,-6.607643
- Valleymount: 53. 105774,-6.525034
- Bus to Hollywood: Bus Eireann: www.buseireann.ie