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The Wicklow Way - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Clonegall, Co. Carlow, Ireland

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About The Wicklow Way

The Wicklow Way is around 130km long and crosses the Wicklow Mountains from Marley Park in Dublin, to Clonegal in County Carlow. It is one of the most popular walk in Ireland, and is usually split in 6 or 7 sections. There are a variety of accommodation. It is one of the busiest of Ireland's National Waymarked Trails, with up to 24,000 people a year walking the most popular sections. The Way is also used regularly by a number of mountain running competitions.


Attractions Near The Wicklow Way

Huntington Castle & Gardens
Huntington Castle & Gardens0.57km from The Wicklow Way

This is the ancient seat of the Esmonde family is today one of Irelands historical treasures. The original tower house, which served as a garrison, was built in the 15th century as a stronghold for the Caviness family, an old Irish clan. It is now a private house open to the public for guided tours throughout June, July, August and September.

Altamont Gardens
Altamont Gardens6.59km from The Wicklow Way

This romantic 16-hectare estate, features a mix of native and exotic plants and makes a great destination for a family outing. You will have a wonderful experience at any time of the year, as different plants flourish throughout the spring, summer and autumn, and the trees show off their striking silhouettes during the winter. From the Altamont Garden, there are spectacular views of the Blackstairs Mountains, Wicklow Mountains and Mount Leinster.

Black Rock Mountain
Black Rock Mountain10.1km from The Wicklow Way

Black Rock Mountain is in the Blackstairs Mountains which are located on the Carlow-Wexford border.The Blackstairs are divided into two massifs, to the north Mount Leinster and to the south Blackstairs Mountain. Black Rock is the terminal peak of the eastern shoulder of Mount Leinster. A good greenish trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Slieveboy
Slieveboy11.69km from The Wicklow Way

Slieveboy is a mountain located in north County Wexford, Ireland. The mountain rises directly above the village of Ballyduff, midway between Carnew and Camolin. The mountain is, except for the area around the summit, completely covered in forest. There is a network of forest roads on the hill, and two communication masts on the summit.

Rathgall Hillfort
Rathgall Hillfort11.91km from The Wicklow Way

Rathgall is a multivallate hillfort, on the edge of a ridge with four concentric stone walls and extensive panoramic views. It is an imposing monument covering a total area of 7.5ha. This was a site of quite exceptional importance in the centuries spanning the birth of Christ, an importance that was clearly pan-European. A number of gold items have been found at the site also, as well as a burial site linked with later use of the site.

Mount Leinster
Mount Leinster12.37km from The Wicklow Way

Mount Leinster is a 794-metre-high mountain in the Republic of Ireland. It straddles the border between Counties Carlow and Wexford, in the province of Leinster. It is the fifth-highest mountain in Leinster. This site is a popular location for hang-gliding enthusiasts to launch from. It’s said to be the highest paved road in Ireland.

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County Carlow is a county located in the South-East Region of Ireland, within the province of Leinster. Carlow is the second smallest and the third least populous of Ireland's 32 traditional counties. Carlow County Council is the governing local authority.

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