Day 1: Arrive in Dublin - Get a public bus or private transfer (not included) to the first nights’ accommodation in Dublin City Hotel. Dublin, the capital of Ireland offers a mix of old and new, with historic buildings dating to the 13th century, contrasting with state of the art infrastructure, and is a hive of activity Transfer time from Airport to Hotel approx. 50 minutes.
Day 2: Marley Park to Enniskerry - You will be transferred/driven by taxi to begin your first days walking at Marlay Park to the start of the Wicklow Way. Walk through Marlay Park before rising to cross the Dublin Mountains, enjoying sea and mountain views. Crossing the boundary into County Wicklow and descending into the Glencree Valley you walk to your accommodation in Enniskerry village. Overnight Enniskerry. Walk Details:
Approx. Distance: 18 kms. Approx. Duration: 5.5 hours.
Day 3: Enniskerry to Roundwood - Back on the Wicklow Way you continue across the Glencree Valley, around the shoulder of Djouce Mountain and over White Hill to finish in the lovely village of Roundwood. This walk takes you past the impressive Powerscourt Waterfall before climbing to walk around Djouce Mountain to your high point for the day on White Hill. As you descend you have glorious views of the spectacular glacial lakes of Lough Tay and Lough Dan. You will overnight in the picture perfect town of Roundwood, which is a haven for fans of outdoor pursuits. Walk Details: Approx. Distance: 21 kms. Approx. Duration: 7 hours.
Day 4: Roundwood to Laragh - Leaving Roundwood you walk over Paddock Hill to the village of Laragh at the entrance to the valley of Glendalough. Today’s walk takes you around the perimeter of the Barton Estate before taking a detour from the Wicklow Way to the top of Scarr Mountain. From here you descend by an old Mass Path to your overnight accommodation in Laragh.
Approx. Distance 12 kms (to Laragh). Approx. Duration: 4 hours. Max. Height: 360 metres. Some road walking, mountain path and forest track. Boots essential.
Day 5: Departure - From Laragh you can take a private or public Bus Service back to Dublin City Centre, where there is a regular Aircoach to Dublin Airport. Alternatively get the public Bus to Bray and the Dart Train to Dublin City and again avail of services to other parts of the country or to the Airport.