Thu, 12 Sept|
The Wicklow Way- Hiking Adventure in Ireland
The Wicklow Way is a 131-kilometre (81-mile) long-distance trail that crosses the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland. It runs from Marlay Park in the southern suburbs of Dublin through County Wicklow and ends in the village of Clonegal in County Carlow.
Time & Location
12 Sept 2019, 19:00 – 15 Sept 2019, 21:00
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
About the event
FOR DETAILED INFORMATION WITH PICTURES OF THE TRIP CLICK HERE
Thursday ( Arrive anytime into Dublin)
Check into Hotel (Ideally you should find something in the City Centre in and around O'Connell Street) as our bus the next day to Marlay Park goes from there. Otherwise anywhere in the City is fine provided you can get to O'Connell street in the morning (9.30am).
We take a bus or taxi from Dublin to Marlay Park (20 mins)
Marlay Park to Knockree Distance: 22km Ascent: 600m Time approx: 7hrs
The trail wanders through the delightful sylvan surroundings of Marlay Park, we then begin the walk's first ascent southwards towards the Dublin hills and the first of several forest vistas
Passing Kilmashogue (536m), Two Rock and Tibradden mountains the trail descends to reach the Glencullen road at Ballybrack after 9 km. Walking eastwards along the road. The hike then begins the ascent towards Prince William's Seat (555m) followed by a zigzag descent to the Enniskerry road at about 17km, directly north of Knockree Hill.
Knockree to Roundwood
Distance: 18km Ascent: 500m Time approx: 6.5hrs
The Wicklow Way skirts round to the west of Knockree Hill, descends to cross the Glencree River valley and reaches Crone Wood car park at 22km. From here a steady up hill walk brings the trail via a spectacular viewing point over Powerscourt Waterfall and Deer Park(the imported Japanese Sika deer have long since escaped and inter-bred with the native red deer population of the surrounding uplands).
Soon, trekking into open country, the Dargle is the next river to be crossed, followed by a climb to 650m around the east shoulder of Djouce (pronounced jowsse) (775m). Adjacent to here is a site that's become part of modern folklore after a Plane Crashed on Djouce Mountain (http://www.wicklowway.com/articles/djouce-plane-crash.php) in 1946.
Roundwood to Glendalough Distance: 12Km Ascent: 350m
Beginning at Roundwood (http://www.wicklowway.com/towns-villages/roundwood.php), regain the Wicklow Way just north of Oldbridge. Continue hiking on the public road for a further 3km over Drumray, turning right at 40km onto a lane. This leads to the north-eastern shoulder of Paddock Hill.
THEN LEAVE FOR AIRPORT TO CATCH FLIGHTS BACK TO LONDON. FLIGHTS MUST DEPART AFTER 7.00PM
COST: Early Bird £215 plus paypal fee (For payment up to March 28th, 2019)
£245 plus paypal fee (For payment after March 28th, 2019)
If it`s more convenient for you, we also accept bank transfers.
Kat`s Adventures Limited
account number: 41764527
sort code: 40-09-25
- 2 Days accommodation in a Guesthouse / Pub (Twin sharing)
- 2 Breakfasts
- 2 Packed lunches (Sat & Sun)
- Fees to the guide (experienced hike leader based in Dublin) for 3 days
- Minibus from Wicklow Way back to Dublin Airport
- Admin fees
Flight, hotel on Thursday night, taxi/bus from Dublin to Marlay Park, food, taxis where needed, baggage service around Wicklow Way.
There is a service (which carries your bags in between different Guesthouses so you don't have to carry all your stuff on the hike, it is about £10 per day per bag (So £20 in total for 2 days).
Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members.