Valleys and Glens
The beauty of the Wicklow countryside, valleys and glens can be inspiring to both young and old. So don't be surprised to see young families picnicking or walking in Glendalough or Glendasan and older walkers hiking through the upper Dargle Valley or at the base of Glenmacnas Waterfall..
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Mountains and Hills
Walking through the mountains and hills of Wicklow is one of the major tourist attractions of the area. While the mountains are generally safe, the walker still needs to be prepared, equipped and mindful of changing weather. There are various routes depending on ability. The Sugar Loaf always looks attractive and is easily accessed. While Tonelege bordering the Sally Gap can be more challenging..
"Mountains and Hills " Highlights and Places/Things of Interest
"Villages and towns " Highlights and Places/Things of Interest
"Glendalough " Highlights and Places/Things of Interest
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Lugnaquilla the highest mountain in Leinster is very accessible to experienced hill walker. The walk starts in the Glenmalure and rises up through the Fraughan Rock Glen and on to blanket bog ridges till it reaches the cairn on the top. The descent is to follow the path across to Cloghernagh and descend by the zig zags..
"Lugnaquilla Walk " Highlights and Places/Things of Interest
Wicklow WalksWicklow has a variety of walking routes for the novice and experienced walker. See some of the beautiful walking countryside on our Moving Postcards. Walk Details can be found on : See website http://www.wicklowwalks.com/
Dublin Wicklow MountainsThe Dublin Wicklow Mountains are on the doorstep of Dublin City. You can walk some or all of the Wicklow Way, starting in Marley Park Dublin and pass though the best Mountain scenery in Dublin and Wicklow. For easier access you can take a bus to Glendalough and be in the heart of the mountains, lakes and hills.
HikingOn the east coast both Wicklow and the Mourne Mountains provide the best and most varied walks. On the west coast the variety is even greater - around Killarney National Park there are many walks for novice and experienced walker. All along the west coast from West Cork to North Donegal there are many mapped out trails and loop walks. See some of the beautiful walking areas in Connemara See More
Hill WalkingBeing so close to Dublin City, Wicklow with its wild and scenic mountains hills and lakes ( See Moving Postcards ) is a popular hill walking area. The Wicklow way passes through some of the most scenic areas.
WalkingIreland is a great destination for a walking holiday. The mountains and hills while not so high can rise steeply and provide a chance to even the experienced walker. Many of the best routes are circular though there are many long distance walks along the west coast. Wicklow is the best hill walking area on the east coast.
Powers CourtPowers Court House and Gardens in the heart of Wicklow are part of the privately owned Powers Court Estate. Visitors can enjoy lunch or coffee from the restaurant with its panoramic views of the mountains or buy tickets to wander about the garden or waterfall. You can see Moving Postcards of the spectacular waterfall. See More