Day 1 Arrival in Rathdrum
From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Rathdrum.
Day 2 Rathdrum - Laragh (Avonmore Way)6.8-10.6 Miles / 11-17 Km 4-6 Hrs 250-450 Metres
After a short transfer, you follow the Avonmore River through the beautiful Claravale Nature Reserve. The picturesque settlement of Clara with its ancient bridge invites for a picnic on the river bank. From there the trail climbs up through woodland to follow a road above the valley. You can choose to climb Trooperstown Hill before descending through more forest and across the Avonmore River on your way into Laragh.
Day 3 Glenealo Valley and the Spinc8.1 Miles / 13 Km 4-6 Hrs 550 Metres
This popular walk offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Wicklow. After a visit to the peaceful valley of Glendasan follow the Miners Road in Glendalough to the old ‘miner’s village’. An invigorating climb brings you to a bridge at the top of the valley from where hundreds of wooden steps lead to a ridge above the lake with spectacular views back towards Glendalough. Descend via the Poulanass Waterfall to the two lakes and the monastic village.
Day 4 Ballinagee - Glendalough (St Kevin’s Way)7.5 Miles / 12 Km 4-5 Hrs 250 Metres
Follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims who walked to the ancient monastery at Glendalough. After a transfer to Ballinagee follow the trail uphill towards the spectacular Wicklow Gap with its reservoir and hydroelectricity plant. You pass reminders of a rich mining heritage before you follow the descent of the Glendasan River and a peaceful walk along the river finally leads you into the Valley of Glendalough.
Day 5 Roundwood - Enniskerry10.6 Miles / 17 Km 5-7 Hrs 550 Metres
Today’s hike is widely considered to be the highlight of the Wicklow Way trail. After a transfer and short climb, you often get wonderful views over the nearby Vartry Reservoir. You then pass above iconic Lough Tay, the famous Guinness Lake and setting for many movies and TV series. Climb up to White Hill and around the bulk of Djouce mountain before descending past Powerscourt Waterfall into Crone Woods. A short transfer will bring you to your B&B.
Day 6 Departure from Enniskerry
There is a regular bus service from Enniskerry to Dublin City. We will be happy to provide you with further details upon request.