Walking Hiking

Sunrise Walk – January 2019

Guided New Years Day Sunrise Walk

Sunrise Walk, January 1st, 2019

Get your New Year off to a healthy start by joining Footfalls on a unique Wicklow walking experience to see the sun rise over the Irish Sea for the very first time in 2019.

Level: Moderate (12 km – 450 m ascent)

Registration: Glendalough Hotel Car Park @ 06.00 am, departing at 06.15 am (sharp).

Route: Leaving from the hotel, the walk takes us through the Monastic Settlement and out onto the Green Road and a section of the Wicklow Way. The trail takes us up the valley passing the Lower Lake and on to the Upper Lake before starting our ascent by Poulanass Waterfall into Lugduff Forest. Here we will join the Blue Trail that will guide us onto the Spinc that overlooks the Glendalough lakes and valley.
Our adventure takes us onto the Red Trail that will take us onto Lugduff Mountain, where hopefully, we will experience the first sunrise of 2019.
Our descent takes us along the Wicklow Way through Lugduff Forest and back to the Glendalough Hotel for our celebration breakfast.

Cost: €30 per person to include the walk and breakfast. 

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Group rates for 6 or more people per group booking.

Terms & Conditions

  • It is forbidden to light matches or discard litter along the routes.
  • Participants  must be 16 years or older, or accompanied by an adult, who will assume complete liability for that person.
  • Walkers must be fully equipped and capable of undertaking the walk. Footfalls Walking Holidays LTD will not accept responsibility for any accident however it may arise.

If you need to cancel a walk that you have already paid for, please contact us before Friday the 28th of  December 2018. after that date walks must be paid for in full (NO REFUND)


  • Good waterproof walking boots, with good ankle support.
  • Good rain jacket & over-trousers
  • Warm clothing, dress with layers rather than one heavy sweatshirt
  • Back Pack, lined with a plastic bag to contain some extra clothing
  • Hat and Gloves
  • Head Torch/Flashlight for the night walks
  • Walking poles and gaiters (Optional)
  • Snack, warm drink & water
  • A good sense of adventure & fun!

It is the responsibility of the participants to ensure they are suitably equipped for the walk.

Jeans and trainers/runners are not suitable for mountain walking.

Unless walkers are wearing suitable walking boots and clothing, they will not be allowed to participate in the walk.

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