Day 1 Arrival in Tinahely
From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Tinahely.
Day 2 Moyne - Glenmalure13.7 Miles / 22 Km 6-8 Hrs 700 Metres
From Moyne the trail leads you through forestry around Ballygobban Mountain. You descend into the Ow River Valley, cross a bridge and then climb towards the forested summit of Carrickashane Mountain. From the old military road, built after the Irish rebellion of 1798, you climb through forests onto the shoulder of Slieve Maan before descending to the crossroads at Glenmalure with their old inn.
Day 3 Glenmalure - Laragh (via the Spinc and Glenealo Valley)9.9 Miles / 16 Km 5-7 Hrs 560 Metres
This hike offers some of the best scenery in Wicklow. An invigorating climb from Glenmalure brings you up to the northern ridge of the valley where you leave the Wicklow Way. A trail above the Upper Lake of Glendalough offers spectacular views before you descend hundreds of wooden steps to the Glenealo River. Make your way down to the Miner’s Road and the remains of the old ‘miner’s village’ from where a beautiful walk along the wooded lake shores leads you to the monastic village of Glendalough.
Day 4 Laragh - Roundwood9.3 Miles / 15 Km 5-6 Hrs 700 Metres
Follow the trail from Glendalough through Brockagh Forest and cross the Glenmacnass River before climbing up Paddock Hill. From here you leave the Wicklow Way to head for Scarr Mountain (641m) which offers beautiful views over the mountains. Your walk ends in the village of Roundwood from where you will be transferred to your B&B.
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.