Wicklow Way

  • Church - © Dee Mahan

Key information: Wicklow Way

  • Gorgeous and varied trail on Ireland's east side.
  • Visit Hillwalk Tours' website for more information on this walk.

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  • Length: Up to 8 days
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate

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WALK SUMMARY

From Walkopedia's friend Dee Mahan:


 "I see you have a couple of Ireland walks, but not the Wicklow Way. My husband and I just completed the entire 8 day walk and loved it. Especially the four days around Dublin (we walked south to north which I would recommend - you get a build up of drama and used to the hills, which get higher the further north you go.)

It is a well marked trail, dramatic (although less so in the south part,but that has its own appeal), some of the days are challenging (and the challenge can be enhanced by doing it in fewer days). There are B&Bs along the way if you do the multi-day hike. It can be done as one day point-to-point using public transportation. 

And, it fits well into two sections of your "Walking human history" - the walk takes you through Glendalough, where there are the remains of St.. Kevin's monastic community, and the Wicklow Mountains were where some of the rebels from the 1798 Irish rebellion hid out, prompting the British to build "the Military Road" to make the mountains more accessible and limit their use as a hiding place. You also pass through the remnants of a deserted village in the mountains, depopulated during the famine. It is multiple strands of Irish history in one walk. 

And, at least for me, there is a certain thrill of accomplishment that I get whenever I complete a "named" walk that is part of the fabric of an area.

 And thanks again for all you do for us walkers!"

Walkopedia says: Thank you so much, Dee! Anyone else got any suggestions or photos?

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