Glendalough visitor centre
You will start the tour from the road of the Visitors Center, there will be the Mountain Trails mini coach and you will go to Wicklow at 10:00 AM. You will follow the Wicklow path through enchanting forests before climbing the grassy slopes of Brockagh Mountain, with beautiful panoramic views.
After descending into the Glendasan Valley, the route continues to St. Kevin's Way in Glendalough and the ancient monastic settlement with its round tower and small cathedral. You will start the walk from the visitor center of Glendalough and continue through Wicklow through beautiful forests, ascending gradually and finally opening to offer good views of the valleys below.
You will continue uphill when you climb first Brockaghs East and then Brockaghs, (556 meters), a wide hill of heath and granite boulders, from here you get wonderful views of the surrounding hills and valleys. You will descend through the open hillside to reach the old mining operation at North Hero before reaching the bottom of the valley and the old pilgrim route of St. Kevin's Way.
You will follow the path beyond older works and along the Glendasan River to the old monastic settlement in Glendalough. The walk should take about 5 hours, and you will have time to explore the monastic settlement and have a snack before returning to Dublin at approximately 6:00 PM.
Tour Tickets (may vary by date)
|General (P/P)||25.00 (EUR)|
- Mountain professional leader with first aid certification and full insurance.
- Information about the history, flora and fauna of the Wicklow highlands.
- Pick up and return from the statue of Molly Malone on Suffolk Street (€ 10.00 EUR additional per person).
- Specialist hiker's clothing.
- Food and drink.
- Waterproof boots.
- Waterproof clothing.
- Pants for walking or comfortable athletic clothing.
- Additional warm layer. For example: polar fleece.
- Hat and gloves.
- Lunch and / or refreshments.
- Drink of water or juice (1.5 liters).
- Small backpack to carry everything.
- The walking sticks are optional.
In the event that Mountain Trails cancels an excursion or training course, you will be reimbursed in full, keep in mind that a minimum of 4 people is required for a course or walk to continue. If the itinerary changes on the day or is restricted for safety or welfare reasons, no refund will be granted.
The deposit in a weekend trip is not refundable in case of cancellation by the participants. For cancellations of excursions and courses, a fee of € 10 will be deducted for the amount refunded, if the client reserves an alternative date to cancel, no administrative fee will be deducted.
There will be no refunds for not showing up on the day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any age limits on your trips?
If any clients are under 18 they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. For safety reasons we are unable to take anyone under the age of 14 on our regular hikes. If you have small children and wish to book a walk then please contact us to arrange a private guiding day tailored around your needs. There is no upper age limit.
How fit do I need to be?
Our day hikes are graded easy, moderate, hard and hard/strenuous:
Easy graded: walks are designed for those who do a little regular walking over undulating ground and occasionally off paths.
Moderate: walkers who are used to rough paths and manage 12 km (7½ miles) with relative ease should find the moderate graded walks suitable.
Hard graded: walks are for regular hill walkers who are used to walking for up to 6 hours and climbing up to 800 m.
Hard/strenuous graded: hikes are designed for regular hikers who are used to walking longer distances with a sustained climb of around 1000 m included.
For our weekend trips, with their multi-day format, you would need to be reasonably fit and/or a regular mountain walker. We would advise some training in the form of cycling or running, or, of course, hiking. The hikes would be of a hard or hard/strenuous grade.
Do I need travel insurance when travelling to the United Kingdom?
We would advise all clients to get suitable travel insurance before taking one of our trips.