The-Wicklow-Way Special Offer

Run The Wicklow Way – 5 – Days Self-Guided Tour (Full Trail)

The-Wicklow-Way Special Offer

Have you ever wanted to test your stamina, take on a challenge or push your body to the limit, if so then you have come to the right page. We have a tour that will tick all of those boxes for you on the Wicklow Way.
The Wicklow Way trail is 132 km or 82 miles and you can cover the full distance in just 4-days. We have the tour organised from Clonegal in the south to Marley Park in the north. If you would prefer to reverse the tour and start in Markey Park and finish in Clonegal this will be no problem for us, it is your self-guided tour and we will organise it in whatever way you request.

Route: The Wicklow Way takes you from Clonegal in the south through Newry Forest, over Stookeen Hill, through the hamlets of Kilquiggan and Mulanacuff into Tinahealy village for your first overnight on the Wicklow Way. From Tinahealy the trail guides you through Mangan’s Wood and around by the old village of Moyne and across Ballygobban through across the Ow river to finish your day in the valley of Glenmalure.
The next section takes you across Mullacor mountain and into the spectacular valley of Glendalough, around the village of Laragh, and on to Roundwood Village, the highest village in Ireland.
From Roundwood, the Wicklow Way takes you along by the Guinness Estate and over Djouce Mountain to finish your day just outside the village of Enniskerry.
Your final day on the Wicklow Way takes you through the valley of Glencree, Glencullen, and across Three Rock mountain to finish your tour in Marley Park situated on the doorsteps of Dublin City. 

Prices / Dates

Price:  €609 per person sharing

Single Supplement: +€305

Solo Traveller Supplement: +€60

Tour Dates: 15 March to 31 October

Tour Grade: Strenuous

Accommodation: Guesthouse or B&B

Included / Excluded

Day 1 - Travel to Clonegal

Travel to Clonegal by public transport. We will supply you with all the travel details required to get you to your first accommodation. 

Day 2 - Clonegal To Tinahealy

Your first day on the Wicklow Way takes you from Clonegal takes you along some country roads through Newry forest, over Moilishe and Stookeen Hill, and down into the townland of Mungaculin. You will pass St. Finian’s Church; St. Finian was a holy man from County Westmeath who is associated with Christianising the area. You will stay overnight in the village of Tinahealy.

Distance: 32 km / 20 miles, Ascent: 750 m / 2250 ft, Approximate travel time: 6 / 8 hours

Day 3 - Tinahealy To Glenmalure

Your adventure today takes you along quiet forest trails, open mountainsides, and quiet country roads. Passing the old village of Moyne, the birthplace of Edward C. Godwin, who founded the publication “New York Nation” in 1865.

You will have some fantastic views back over the area that you have passed through and the adjacent counties of Carlow and Wexford. You will travel through the spectacular Ow Valley and the Glenmalure Valley.

The Ow Valley lies at the base of Wicklow’s largest mountain, Lugnaquilla, standing at 925 m/1039 ft. The Glenmalure Valley is Ireland’s longest glacier valley that stretches for over 16 km/10 miles. This peaceful valley will be the perfect place for you to spend the night. Tonight you stay in Glenmalure.

Distance: 33 km / 20.7 miles, Ascent: 1100 m / 3,300 ft, Approximate walking time: 6 / 8 hours

Day 4 - Glenmalure To Lough Tay

Today’s the trail takes you steadily up out of the Glenmalure Valley. As you climb, the beauty of the surrounding countryside and the famous Glenmalure Waterfall will simply take your breath away.

The Wicklow Way crosses the side of Mullacor Mountain and into the valley of Glendalough or “Gleann Dá Loch”, the valley of two lakes. Glendalough is famous for its 6th-century monastic settlement. Glendalough is also one of the most visited sites in Ireland, and its beauty is simply mesmerising!
Complementry transfer from lough Tay to your accommodation.

Tonight you will stay in Roundwood.

Distance: 29 km / 18.2 miles, Ascent 1340 m / 4020 ft, Approximate walking time: 5 / 7 hrs

Day 5 - Lough Tay To Marlay Park

Complimentary transfer back to the Wicklow Way.

This is a classic walk taking in views of Lough Dan and Lough Tay. It was in this area where many famous movies were filmed, including Braveheart, King Arthur, Dancing at Lughnasa, and many more.

This is also the original home of the Guinness Family, and their residence is still to be seen at the top of the valley.

You will cross over the side of Djouce Mountain and alongside the Powerscourt Estate. The last section of the Wicklow Way takes you over Prince William’s Seat where you will have stunning views over most of Dublin City, the Irish Sea, and your final views back into the Wicklow Hills. Your challenge ends on a beautiful trail that leads you into Marlay Park. Tonight you will stay in Dublin.

Distance: 34 km / 20 miles, Ascent: 1100 m / 3,300 ft, Approximate walking time: 6 / 8 hours

Depart from Marley Park

A few words from our customers...

I am a single woman traveller embarking on a self-guided hiking trip. While it's common for woman to embark on such adventures these days, it's my first time ever to be on a self-navigated hiking trip overseas. This is why I feel so grateful that I have the Footfalls as my backbone
We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks self-guided walking on the Connemara and Western Way. This emphasized for me that Footfalls are there with you along the way albeit in the background. The B&Bs chosen were excellent and taxi pick-ups were very efficient. Even though the Way is well sign-posted, Christopher had provided us with very comprehensive route notes. Overall a very well organized and enjoyable week. Thank you Christopher and Teresa.
Anne & Ita