Wicklow Way Walking Holiday
A Moorland Walking Holiday in Wicklow Mountains in Ireland,
10 day itinerary
9 nights and 8 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Wicklow Way walking holiday in Ireland with Lets Go Walking

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Wicklow Way walking holiday in Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Wicklow Way walking holiday in Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Wicklow Way walking holiday in Ireland with Lets Go Walking

An 96 mile moorland and countryside walk in Ireland between Bunclody and Marly Park in Dublin.

This is one of our Ireland Walking Holidays, and also one of our Moorland Walking Holidays.

Wicklow Way walking holiday in Ireland with Let's Go Walking

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Wicklow Way Walking Holiday
in Wicklow Mountains, Ireland
from
Clonegal to Marley Park, Dublin

The Wicklow Way walking holiday is on a way-marked walking route through the heather-clad Wicklow Mountains National Park from Clonegal to Marley Park, via Shillelagh, Glendalough with it’s Monastic City and cathedral, round tower and lakes, the Guinness Estate, the stunning gardens and waterfalls at Powerscourt and the charming village of Enniskerry. 

You end, or start, your Wicklow Way walking holiday in Ireland’s capital city of Dublin.
The Wicklow Way walking holiday begins, or ends, at Clonegal and is an 96-mile hiking tour through Ireland’s stunning Wicklow Mountains. Our total mileage of 96 miles includes walking distances to accommodations.

Wicklow is known as the Garden of Ireland and provides some of the best mixture of landscape Ireland has to offer, with a great selection of Irish pubs and bars along the way. 

The Wicklow Way walking holiday is on one of Ireland’s national walking routes, along with the Kerry Way and the Dingle Way, and was devised by Dubliner J.B Walker in 1966.

You can do the Wicklow Way walking holiday over 8 days at about 12 miles per day. Our mileages include walking distances to accommodations.

Our self-guided walking holidays are designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind and can be tailor-made to your own personal requirements.

The routes are clearly way-marked to provide reassurance on your hiking vacation.

We use high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels with en-suite or private bathroom to ensure you are well rested each night after a busy day hiking and sightseeing. Rest assured that all our accommodation walking holiday providers are hand-picked and offer you that famous Irish hospitality.

Special diets can be catered for, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free.

We organize the luggage transfer so your bags are at your next accommodation when you arrive.

Let’s Go Walking has developed one of the largest choices of walking holidays and our offices are staffed 9am to 9pm to ensure your walking holiday runs without a hitch.

This walking holiday in the UK operates March to October and in either direction.

The daily distances are only a suggestion. If you would like to walk longer or shorter distances, we can arrange that too.
Our stated distances include mileage to the accommodation or pickup point and so may not agree with the guide book mileages.
Rest days can be taken in any location.

Why not combine this walk with a hiking tour in another part of the UK or Ireland. Our staff will be happy to advise on necessary transfers.

Online booking available.
A deposit of £85 per person is required to secure the booking, with the balance due 6 weeks before departure.
Optional extra days and accommodation upgrades can be added during the booking process online.

Wicklow Way Walking Holiday
Bunclody/Clonegal to Dublin
Suggested Tour Duration
:
9 nights, 8 days walking
Total Distance:
96 miles/155 kms
Min/max daily distance:
7/16.5 miles
Average Daily distance:
12 miles
Grading:
Moderate/Strenuous
Features:
Shillelagh
Glenmalure Waterfall
Monastic City of Glandalough
Powerscourt Waterfall
Dublin

  Wicklow Way Walking Holiday
Moorland Walking Holiday
in The Wicklow Mountains, Ireland
 
from Clonegal to Marley Park, Dublin
9 nights and 8 days walking
Day by Day Itinerary

Wicklow Way walking holiday in Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Day 1: Arrive at Bunclody
To start your walking holiday on the Wicklow Way you arrive at the village of Bunclody for your overnight stay. Bunclody is served by a bus service from Dublin.

Day 2: Bunclody or Clonegal to Shillelagh                      15.5 miles/25kms
The day starts with a short transfer or walk to Clonegal, the starting point of The Wicklow Way, surrounded by rolling farmland and forests. The 17th century village of Shillelagh makes a good overnight stop with its pubs. Famous for giving its name to irish Hawthorn stick “The Shillelagh”.

Wicklow Way walking holiday in Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Wicklow Way walking holiday in Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Day 3: Shillelagh to Tinahely                     11.5 miles/18.5kms
Hiking on from Shillelagh the trail passes the church of St Finian. This holy man is credited with bringing Christianity to the Wicklow area. Your overnight stay is at the town of Tinahely on the banks of the River Derry. This lovely village was rebuilt in 1860s after being destroyed in the rebellion of 1798.

Day 4: Tinahely to Moyne                        8 miles/13kms
Walking on from Tinahely the trail enters forest tracks before emerging on to open mountainside. The trail offers great views back towards the south and over the two Irish counties of Carlow and Wicklow. The overnight stop is at Moyne and is reached via an old ring fort.

Wicklow Way walking holiday in Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Wicklow Way walking holiday in Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Day 5: Moyne to Glenmalure                   15 miles/24kms
Today’s walking is very varied with forest trails through the beautiful valley of the River Ow, at the bottom of Lugnaquillia the tallest of the Wicklow mountains at 925m/1039ft. You finish today’s walk along Ireland’s longest glacial valley stretching over 10 miles/16 kms, The Glenmalure Valley. You stay overnight a the small village of Glenmalure .

Day 6: Glenmalure to Glendalough             9 miles/14.5km
You are now in the heart of The Wicklow Mountains. The Wicklow Way hiking trail passes the stunning Glenmalure Waterfall and the edge of Mullacor Mountain before entering the Valley of Glandalough with its two lakes and 6th century Monastic City of Glandalough. This is one of The Wicklow Way’s highlights and worth spending some time exploring.

Wicklow Way walking holiday in Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Optional Day: Extra day in Glendalough
Spend an extra day enjoying the Glandalough Valley, one or Ireland’s hidden gems.

Wicklow Way walking holiday in Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Day 7: Glendalough to Roundwood            7 miles/11kms
A slightly shorter walking day today allowing time to explore Ireland’s highest village of Roundwood at 260m/780ft and perhaps soak up the atmosphere in a traditional Irish pub. Optional walks up Scarr Mountain or round Roundwoods Reservoirs can be included for the restless.

Day 8: Roundwood to Enniskerry               16.5 miles/26.5kms
Today’s walking is another highlight of The Wicklow Way with stunning views of Lough Dan and Lough Tay. This area has been used to film some of the most popular films made in Ireland: “Brave Heart” and “King Arthur” to name a couple. You hike past the original home of the Guinness family, the Powerscourt estate, which offers great views of Ireland’s longest waterfall, Powerscourt. You stay overnight at Enniskerry, one of the most beautiful villages in all the Wicklow Mountains.

Wicklow Way walking holiday in Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Wicklow Way walking holiday in Ireland with Lets Go Walking

Day 9: Enniskerry to Marlay Park/Dublin            13.5 miles/22kms
Today’s walking is another highlight of The Wicklow Way, with stunning views over the capital city of Dublin from Prince William’s Seat. The views over towards the Irish Sea and back towards The Wicklow Mountains add to the sense of achievement as you end your hiking tour in the city of Dublin.

Optional Day/s: Extra day in Dublin
Spend an extra day/days enjoying this interesting and lively city Dublin.

Day 10: Depart after breakfast
Depart after Breakfast or extend your holiday walking and spend some time exploring Ireland

Wicklow Way walking holiday
In Ireland
from Bunclody to Marlay Park, Dublin
10 day itinerary
8 days walking and 9 nights

Suggested Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive at Bunclody
Day 2: Bunclody to Shillelagh                    15.5 miles/25kms
Day 3: Shillelagh to Tinahely                      11.5 miles/18.5kms
Day 4: Tinahely to Moyne                              8 miles/13kms
Day 5: Moyne to Glenmalure                        15 miles/24kms
Day 6: Glenmalure to Glendalough                9 miles/14.5kms
Optional Day: extra day in Glendalough
Day 7: Glendalough to Roundwood                7 miles/11kms
Day 8: Roundwood to Enniskerry              16.5 miles/26.5kms
Day 9: Enniskerry to Marlay Park/Dublin 13.5 miles/22kms
Optional Day: Extra day(s) in Dublin
Day 10: Depart after breakfast

 

£981pp
dbl/twin

£1,287pp
single occ

£1,332pp
solo traveller

All prices subject to change

Extra nights from £55 per person depending on location

What’s included
in your Wicklow Way
Walking Holiday
in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland

  • accommodation at high quality guest houses, inns or small hotels on a bed and breakfast basis
  • room with en-suite or private bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities
  • daily luggage transfer
  • support should there be any problems on route
  • detailed itineraries
  • guide book
  • map

Optional Extras
for your Wicklow Way
Walking Holiday i
n the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland

  • upgrade to the region’s most elegant, prestigious and famous hotels, where available
  • transfers back to car or station
  • parking facilities
  • rest days
  • inn to inn walks
 

What’s not included
in your Wicklow Way
Walking Holiday i
n the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland

  • lunches and dinners
  • travel insurance

Lunches and Dinners
These are not included.
Evening meals
These are available at overnight locations, either at your accommodation or in the town/village.
Packed lunches
These can be provided by your accommodation or can be obtained from a local store, or cafe or inn along the route.

Holiday Travel Insurance
We require that you take out holiday insurance as Let’s Go Biking Ltd accepts no liability for the following:
cancellation, personal accident, illness, loss/theft of personal possessions and/or money, and any unforeseen circumstances, especially travel delays.

This is in addition to our existing
booking conditions.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Wicklow Way Walking Holiday: How to get there:

  • By Plane to Dublin where we can arrange transfer to the start of your walk
  • By Car to the start of your walk where parking is available
  • By Train/Bus to Bunclody
  • By Ferry to Dublin where we can arrange transfer to Bunclody

We have moorland walking holidays in the UK in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland,  and Ireland.

This is one of our categories of walking holidays.