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    Self Guided Walking

    The Wicklow Way

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    Trip created by Dawn Rainbolt

    Region: East – Dublin & Wicklow
    Trip Type: Self Guided
    Accommodation: Classic
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    Ireland is a small island that packs a bundle. Most people head straight to the west coast, leaving the east coast somewhat overlooked. The Wicklow Way, Ireland’s premier long distance trail, meanders through Wicklow Mountains National Park in Ireland’s Ancient East. 

    Starting from Dublin’s bustling city centre, the Wicklow Way tracks through glorious mountain valleys, lush forests, crystal clear lakes and heathery uplands. On the cultural end, visit ancient monastic sites, historic estates, famine villages and the so-called ‘Guinness Lake.’ Covering about 70 kilometres, this walking trip is perfect for a short break, exploring some of Ireland’s forgotten backcountry of the Wicklow Mountains, before landing back in the vibrant Irish capital.

    Relax in a perfect combination of cosy village B&Bs before finishing up with a night in a deluxe eco-lodge. Focus on the trail and its jaw-dropping views as transport to and from Dublin, luggage transfers and private transfers to the trailhead are all prearranged where required. By choosing a self guided trip, enjoy the flexibility of walking at your own pace.

    This trip takes place in Ireland. Interested in other adventures on the Emerald Isle? Check out these trips from Wilderness Ireland

    Trip Highlights

    • Trek 70 km on the Wicklow Way through glacial valleys, heather-clad mountain sides and green forest paths.
    • Pick dates that suit you and leave all the arrangements to us.
    • All accommodation, luggage transfers, maps, route notes and transfers to Dublin are included.
    • Spend your final night at a deluxe eco-lodge and enjoy the geothermal spa.

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    Duration: 1 Days 0 Nights

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    Difficulty Grades Explained

    Blue Graded Self Guided Holidays 4-6

    Self guided Blue graded walking holidays are suitable for fit and experienced hikers. Walking at a good pace you can expect to be out for 6-8 hours a day. You will be following a trail but should understand how to follow a hiking map with at least basic navigation skills. Daily distances will vary – typically up to 20km but may be longer occasionally, or often on the more challenging trips in the grade. Daily hike details are available in the itinerary.

    Trail conditions will vary from well laid and maintained sections of gravel track to rough and rocky sections including muddy and wet areas. Short sections may be on tarmac.

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