Walk the Wicklow Way in Ireland with HilltopTreks

The Wicklow Way takes a North to South directions right through the whole County of Wicklow in Ireland and manages to cover wonderful parts of the County that are ideal for walking.
Jan. 26, 2010 - PRLog -- About The Wicklow Way
The Dublin/Wicklow Mountains are saturated with a patch work of forests, glens, lakes and valleys and whether your doing a 1 day stroll or a more adventurous few days walk they provide the perfect settings. Wicklow has always been and still remains a place of great inspiration to poets and writers alike. It is also steeped in its history of Irish resurrection being so close to the capital and in the heart of the Glendalough Valley there is the remains of the 6th Century Monastery of St. Kevin. The Neolithic passage tombs monuments on Seefin and Seefingan (SuĂ­ Fingain) are also very impressive.

The Wicklow Way takes a North to South directions right through the whole County of Wicklow and manages to cover wonderful parts of the County that are made for walkers. The Trail does not cover very high ground and goes around rather than over most the mountains along it's path. The highest point on the Wicklow Way is White Hill which is just 635m. The length of The Wicklow Way is 128km and can be broken into many stages for the best enjoyment of it.

The Trail:

The Trail begins and finishes in the outskirts of south county Dublin in a public park in Rathfarnham called Marlay Park. It is a long distance self guided marked way that can be walked throughout County Wicklow and it continues onto Clonegal in Co Carlow, a distance of 128km.

The trail was planned by J.B. Malone in 1981 and was one of the 1st such trails to be organised in Ireland. A memorial to him is placed on the trail coming of White Hill and approaching Lough Tay.

The trail can be broken into parts and covered over many days or weekends. There are a lot of places providing accommodation along the way from youth Hostels, B+B, Guesthouses and for those of you who enjoy their comforts a number of Hotels as well, Including a Ritz Carlton near Enniskerry.

I guess the nicest thing about these long distance trails is that you can guide yourself along the way and take it all at your own pace.

Highlights along the way: The Wicklow Mountains National Park, excellent views over looking Dublin Bay, Prince William's seat, Lough Tay, Powerscourt Waterfall, Glendalough with it's 6th Century Monastic site, Glenmalure Valley, picturesque towns of Tinahely, Shillelagh and many more.

HilltopTreks provide guided and self guided vacations and walks along this trail
http://hilltoptreks.ie for more details.

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