The Wicklow Way – Facts

December 21, 2017 by
Alex hiking in Connemara
POSTED BY December 21, 2017

The Wicklow Way is a popular walking route in Ireland. What sets it apart from the rest? Take a look at our infographic below to find out some facts about the Wicklow Way!


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130km – The entire Wicklow Way runs for 130km from Marlay Park in Dublin to Clonegal in Carlow. The Hillwalk Tours route does this in reverse, starting in Clonegal and ending in Dublin.

#1 – The Wicklow Way is Ireland’s first long-distance waymarked trail. It was opened in 1981 and is the brainchild of J.B. Malone, a hiking enthusiast from Dublin.

3,200km – The total aggregate ascent along the Wicklow Way is 3,200m. This is because the route takes in much of the Wicklow Mountains.

600m – The highest point along the Wicklow Way is at the Djouce which reaches slightly over 600m.

1,000 Years Old – The round towaer at Glendalough is almost 1,000 years old. It was built by the monks of the monastery of Glendalough, which was founded by Saint Kevin.

Istanbul – The Wicklow Way is part of the E8 European long-distance walking trail. The route extends all the way across Europe, linking Ireland with Istanbul.


Want to hike the Wicklow Way for yourself?

Take a look at our Wicklow Way hiking tours!


 

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