Category Archives: Hiking Wicklow Mountains

Glenmalure Loop

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The fabulous valley of Glenmalure lies just an hour south of Dublin in the middle of the Wicklow Mountains.

Stunningly beautiful, far less crowded than Glendalough and the option of somewhere really great to have refreshments or a meal after a hike – Glenmalure is a place to go. Continue reading

Tinahely Loop

viewThe Tinahely Loop is perfect for a substantial hike, starting and ending in Tinahely, south County Wicklow. The guide says 25km but my ViewRanger route tracking app says 22km. The ‘No Dogs’ condition should be observed for reasons obvious to responsible people.

The official guide suggests parking up and starting from the old Railway Station at Kilcommon Bridge about three kilometers outside the village. Continue reading



Glendalough from the Wicklow Way
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Glendalough is a kind of a ‘Mecca’ for hikers in Ireland, with such history, beautiful scenery and an abundance of great trails right from the car parks.

So when Alan from the Wicklow Hiking and Adventure Group organised a hike there for the public holiday on Monday, May 4th, there was a great take-up, 32 happy hikers! Read the rest…


Return hike from Djouce

About half-way back! (More photos below)

Knockree Hill and Lackan Wood on the Wicklow Way trail is about 6km inland from Enniskerry. There’s a small quiet car park at the base of Knockree which is an ideal spot to stretch out a good hike south along a beautiful part of the Wicklow Way.

In my opinion it’s a much better place than Crone Wood car park which is always so busy and full.

My friend Toni from Barcelona is back in Ireland so we decided to head out. Read the rest…