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Wicklow Way – Part 2: Knockree to Roundwood

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Wicklow Way – Part 2: Knockree to Roundwood, Roundwood

This section has plenty of treats in store. First on the list is Powerscourt Waterfall, Irelands’ largest, as you climb high through Crone Wood the view into the waterfall opens up. As you leave the forest you enter the open mountain with amazing views east over the Irish Sea. Djouce Mountain looms high above you to the right as you skirt along just below the summit.  Your second treat now comes into view: Lough Tay. More views into Lough Dan await you before you reach the cross roads above Roundwood and the end of Day 2. The village is a 3km walk downhill from here.

Grade: Strenuous, the route is marked with yellow marker poles
Distance: 20km
Estimated time: 7hr
Total height climbed: 600m
Highest point: 630m
Terrain underfoot: public road, forest track and exposed mountain trail
Suitable for: this is a high mountain route and should only be undertaken by those who are fully equipped with rainwear, warm clothing, food and strong footwear.

Notes:  open mountain- very exposed to weather.

How to get to start point: Knockree

Knockree Hostel is close to the start point

  • GPS FOR START POINT: 53.172476,-6.22123
  • GPS FOR END POINT:  53.064377,-6.250019
  • Bus:  Dublin Bus (185 will bring you close to the hostel) www.dublinbus.ie
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