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Wicklow Mountains National Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Co. Wicklow, Ireland

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About Wicklow Mountains National Park

The National Park which covers much of upland Wicklow, contains an area of approximately 20,000 hectares. This includes large areas of mountain blanket bogs, including the Lugnaquilla and Liffey Head Bog complexes and Glendalough Wood Nature Reserve. The primary purpose of Wicklow Mountains National Park is the conservation of biodiversity and landscape. The Park is also an invaluable recreational space for locals and visitors alike.

Attractions Near Wicklow Mountains National Park

Lough Bray Upper
Lough Bray Upper3.77km from Wicklow Mountains National Park

A beautiful lake located in the heart of Wicklow. It has stunning views around and there is also trekking options too. A good picnic location and also fishing is possible,

Kippure4.09km from Wicklow Mountains National Park

Kippure is the 56th-highest peak in Ireland on the Arderin scale, and the 72nd-highest peak on the Vandeleur-Lynam scale. Kippure is situated in the far northern sector of the Wicklow Mountains, where it lies on the border of the counties of Dublin and Wicklow in Ireland. The summit can be easily accessed from the east via a path that lies off the R115 road along the route to the Sally Gap.

Luggala4.53km from Wicklow Mountains National Park

Luggala is the 230th-highest peak in Ireland on the Arderin scale. Being below 600 metres , it does not rank on the Vandeleur-Lynam or Hewitt scales. Luggala is in the northeastern section of the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland, and overlooks the Lough Tay, which lies at the base of the steep granite cliffs on Luggala's eastern face. As well as a noted scenic point in County Wicklow, Luggala's eastern cliffs have many graded rock-climbing routes.

Lough Bray Lower
Lough Bray Lower4.68km from Wicklow Mountains National Park

Lough Bray is located on one of the most beautiful mountain saddles in Ireland. Its path has stunning views over both lakes from the rim above, and across the Glencree Valley to the conical Great Sugar Loaf mountain. It is also one of the iconic location for a picnic and also It is an option for some water adventures.

Djouce4.89km from Wicklow Mountains National Park

Djouce is one of the most accessible of the higher Wicklow Mountains at a height of 725 metres above sea level. Views from Djouce include the Dargle River valley and Powerscourt Waterfall which is the highest falls in Ireland or Britain. The area is a good jumping off point for accessing the mountain area of Djouce, War Hill, White Hill and Maulin and the Glensoulan valley. It also gives access to the Wicklow Way.

Lough Tay
Lough Tay5.11km from Wicklow Mountains National Park

A small but scenic lake set in the Wicklow Mountains in County Wicklow. The lough is fed by the Cloghoge River, which then drains into Lough Dan to the south. The stunning scenery of the Lake surrounded by the mountains makes it one of the most iconic location in Ireland.The shape of the lake with the white sand at the top makes it look like a Pint of Guinness.

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County Wicklow is a county in Ireland. The last of the traditional 32 counties, having been formed as late as 1606, it is part of the Mid-East Region and the traditional province of Leinster. It is bordered by the Irish Sea to the east and the counties of Wexford to the south, Carlow to the southwest, Kildare to the west, and Dublin to the north.