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The Wicklow Way – Ireland’s Most Famous Trail

Ireland's countryside is a patchwork of many different landscapes with some massive and hilly areas. The most famous and impressive area is just south of Ireland's capital Dublin, in County Wicklow. 

The Wicklow Way was the first mountain trail in Ireland, created in 1980 and nowadays it's the most famous of all trails in County Wicklow. You can also look for the best tours of Wicklow by visiting

Day Tour To Wicklow, Glendalough & Powerscourt From Dublin

Five Days Walk

Start the 132 km Wicklow Way in Rathfarnham, south of Dublin, and travel southwest across the highlands of Dublin and Wicklow. You walk through the amazing rolling hill country of southwest County Wicklow and the trail ends in the small village County Carlow of Clonegal. 

Varied Landscapes And Stunning Views

You don't have to be an experienced hill-walker to enjoy the picturesque mountain views and varied and wild landscapes of forest trails, suburban parkland, and smoothly sloping countryside. During the walk, you will pass tarns, historical memorials, and ancient ruins.

 The Trail

Wicklow Way is a nice and well-marked trail. There are some tough sections graded to put a stop to erosion. Back in the early 19th century, the British built the Military Road to get rid of the rebels who were hiding in the hills. You will walk parts of this road during the Wicklow Way. 

Practical Tips

You can walk the Wicklow Way the whole year-round. Ireland is known for its rainy days, so you'll need a proper set of waterproofs. Your best chances for good weather are between May and September, but it will also be more crowded during the high season.