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Wicklow – 6 Day Single Based In Glendalough

3 - Ireland, Wicklow Way | Self-Guided Walking Tours | 6 Days | From £529

From your base in The Glendalough Hotel, this 6 Day Self-Guided tour gives you the opportunity to do some of the best hikes in Wicklow – The Garden of Ireland.

Tour Pricing & Dates

6 Day Tour:

Full Board per person sharing

Low Season: £619 (February, March, April, October & November)
Mid Season: £649 (May, June & September)
High Season: £689 (July & August)

Half Board per person sharing

Low Season: £529 (February, March, April, October & November)
Mid Season: £552 (May, June & September)
High Season: £579 (July & August)

Single Supplement – +£150

Tour Dates – Available February to November

Tour Grade – Easy to Moderate

Accommodation – Glendalough Hotel

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Glendalough & Spinc Walk

We will pick you up at Dublin Airport and take you to the Glendalough Hotel. Your journey to Wicklow starts with a visit to the 6th Century Monastic Settlement, which is situated just beside the hotel. Beginning with an audiovisual and display in the visitor’s centre followed by a guided tour of the Monastic Settlement. Afterwards you will commence your first walk in the valley, which takes you up past the two lakes to an old disused Miners Village. From here the walk takes you up to an area known as the Spinc, where you will have sweeping views back down over the lakes, the Monastic Settlement and the surrounding countryside. The walk finishes by coming down by Pollanass Waterfall and back to the hotel. Distance: 11 km, Ascent: 220 m

Day 2 / The townlands of Ballard, Trooperstown & Laragh

This walk in one of Wicklow’s best kept secrets. The walk starts in Glendalough and takes you along the green Road onto Ballard which translated into English means High Town. From here you will follow the road to the townland of Trooperstown. It is here that our office is situated. You drop down into Trooperstown Forest which leads you to the Avonmore River; a goodplace for some relaxation. From here you can follow the road to the village of Laragh and back to Glendalough. Distance: 10 km, Ascent: 240 m Approximate walking time: 3 hrs

Day 3 Lough Tay & The Wicklow Way

Your drive to the start of your walk today takes you through some of Wicklow’s most attractive villages, Laragh, Annamoe and Roundwood, which is Ireland’s highest village at 260 meters. Your walk starts overlooking Lough Tay and the Guinness Estate. Your walk takes you south back to Glendalough, through Sleamaine and Ballinafunshoge Forest. Where you will have some beautiful views down over Roundwood Village and the Vartry Reservoir on one side and Lough Dan on the other. From there the walk takes you down into Oldbridge, onto Paddock Hill and into the valley of Glenmacnass and finally back to Glendalough. Distance: 17 km/, Ascent: 150 m Approximate walking time: 5 hrs

Day 4 The Wicklow Coast

A walk with a difference, today we take you to the coastal town of Kilcoole where you will do one of the best coastal walks in the country. Starting from Kilcoole, one of Ireland’s finest nature reserves. Composed of an area of wet grassland, freshwater streams and a number of marshy pools that live on during the summer months after the winter floods. A path above the beach presents magnificent views of the area, part of these views are the birds and the flowers of the reserve. In every season a different range of birds use the reserve for breeding and feeding. The walk ends in Wicklow Town where you will have the opportunity to do some shopping before we take you back to the Glendalough Hotel. Distance: 14 km, Ascent: 30m walking time: 4 hrs

Day 5 Glenmalure to Glendalough

After breakfast we will take you to the start of your walk at Drumgoff in the valley of Glenmalure, Irelands longest glacier valley. The trail takes you North along the Wicklow Way that gently winds its way up out of the valley, to give you some spectacular views of the Glenmalure waterfall and the surrounding countryside. The second section of the walk takes you back into Glendalough where, once again you will have some stunning views as you enter the valley. Distance: 13 km, Ascent: 505 m Approximate walking time: 3,5 hrs

Day 6 Depart

After breakfast we will pick you up and bring you back to Dublin.

Included

✓ Transfers to/from Dublin Airport, transport where required to/from walks

✓ 5 Nights B&B at Glendalough Hotel

✓ Half Board and Full Board includes 4 Packed Lunches

✓ Maps and All Route Notes

✓ Full Board includes 5 Evening Meals

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