Country Walking

Country Walking


Country Walking

1. Day #1
Day 1

Ferry from Holyhead to Dublin.

Train from Connolly Station to Rathdrum.

Stay overnight at Stirabout Lane B&B in Rathdrum (Bed and breakfast included)

Dinner suggestion: Jacob’s Well (pub attached to a hotel)

2. Day #2
Day 2

Overnight bags will be transported to and from each hotel by Wicklow Way Baggage.

Walk from Avonmore Way to Larah/Glendalough – approx. 15km



Arrive at Glendalough

Carved out by glaciers during the last Ice Age, Glendalough or Gleann dá Loch, meaning ‘Valley of the Two Lakes’, combines unfiltered beauty with heavenly tranquillity.

Stay overnight at Wicklow Heather.

Evening meal: Wicklow Heather Restaurant

3. Day #3
Day 3

Walk the Spinc around the Glendalough Valley and Wicklow Way to Roundwood – approx. 20km


The Spinc ridge overlooks the spectacular Glendalough Valley. A tough climb is rewarded with breathtaking views, not just of the Valley but as you climb high the view over the Wicklow Uplands opens up around you. The trail ascends steeply on a path up by Poulanass Waterfall before joining a boardwalk and wooden steps leading to a spectacular viewing point overlooking the Upper Lake.

Arrive at Roundwood

Stay overnight at Wicklow Way Lodge.

Evening meal: The Coach House


4. Day #4
Day 4

Walk the Wicklow Way from Rathdrum to Enniskerry – approx. 20km


Stay overnight at Coolakay House

Evening meal: The Enniskerry Inn

5. Day #5
Day 5

Walk the Sugarloaf Way from Enniskerry to Bray (20km)


This magnificent new trail now links and extends a number of other well-known trails into a long and challenging walk. The walk follows a route across a varied terrain, including rugged mountain climbs, flat and quiet forest paths, rich farmland and country roads. The trail, which can be completed in a day, for the experienced walker, reveals what is best in Wicklow landscapes, from breathtaking sea vistas to magnificent rural views stretching across fields, mountains and skyscapes.

Stay overnight at Martello Hotel Bray

Evening meal:  Martello Restaurant