Arriving at Dublin Airport, there is
a courtesy transfer at 4pm by our transport. You are then transported
south to our first night’s accommodation in the town of
Bray. We have an evening meal and a discussion about the week's
Our first day's walking brings us to Marlay Park where the Wicklow
Way trail starts at Marlay House - a lovely 18th century georgian
manor house. Rising up through Kilmashogue wood and into the
Dublin mountains we head over via Tibradden and Two Rock mountains
and continue on by Glencullen Mountain with spectacular views
of the city of Dublin laid out below you and the Irish Sea stretching
into the distance.
Our route then brings us via Prince William's
Seat into Glencree Valley and County Wicklow to finish at the
village of Enniskerry. Transfer back to Bray for dinner.
Our transfer this morning brings us via the famous Sally Gap
deep into the Wicklow Mountains where we walk today on Kippure
Mountain and its environs before heading to the Liffey River
Valley - taking in the picturesque Upper and Lower Lough Bray
as we walk. We then head back to the Military Road to meet
our transfer back to Laragh and our stay for the night.
A classic walk today as we take a transfer after breakfast to
the village of Oldbridge. Our walk starts on the shores of the
lovely Lough Dan before continuing through the "lost village" on
to the summits of Brown Mountain and Scarr Mountain before picking
up the Wicklow Way again on Paddock Hill to return on foot to
We have the morning free to discover the Vale of Glendalough
with its famous monastic village, seven Churches and the site
of St Kevin's round tower. In the afternoon we head up via
the Upper Lake and The Spink to the upper areas of this famous
National Park. We have time to visit and explore the old lead
works and disused mines before returning to overnight in Laragh.
Leaving the Glendalough Valley, we head south via the Giants
Cut, Derrybawn and Cullentragh Mountains to enjoy wonderful views
across to Lugnaquilla
(at 925m/3035ft, Wicklow's highest mountain)
before descending to the Glenmalure Valley and the hamlet of
Drumgoff on the banks of the lovely Avonbeg River.
as we leave Glendalough help to give you an understanding of
the plateau that is the Wicklow Mountains, and although this
is not a long days walking you are rewarded by the quality of
the trek. Overnight and evening dinner in Glenmalure.
On this our final day of walking we head up to Lugnaquilla and
the Glen of Imaal. Lugnaquilla is the third highest mountain
in Ireland and on a clear day from its summit you have views
to the north towards Dublin City and to the south to the Saltee
Islands off the coast of Wexford. All in all a wonderful finish
to our week of walking in Northwest Europe's largest upland
We finish with a farewell meal back at our accommodation
The tour is completed following breakfast and we transfer you
back to Wicklow Bus/Rail station for approximately 09:30/10:00.
From Wicklow where there is an excellent bus/rail service to
Dublin or to Rosslare.
We offer a number of different start dates for our Beara Way escorted walking holiday throughout the year. To see the current
available start dates please check out the latest schedule which also has our up-to-date prices.
- 7 nights' accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in Irish
Tourist Board approved hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs (normally
with en-suite facilities).
- Meals consisting of a full Irish breakfast each day,
packed lunch on walking days, and an evening meal. Drinks are not included.
- 6 Days Walking with an expert Irish Guide who accompanies the group for the duration of the holiday.
- Luggage transfer each day, route description and maps.
- Courtesy transfer (only on Saturdays) at 16:00 from Dublin Airport to your first accommodation. Transfers to Wicklow Bus/Rail Station at the end of holiday (within our timetable).
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Flight schedules and information on Dublin
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