Walking in Wicklow
You can enjoy an afternoon stroll around one of the many houses or gardens in the county including Powerscourt, Kilruddery and Mount Usher all located nearby. By prior arrangement we can also book guided walks with experienced local guides (an additional fee will apply) There are also a number of lovely forest walks including Knocksink Woods, Avondale Forest Park, Devils Glen, Djouce Woods, Lacken Woods, Glen of the Downs, Crone Woods, Kindlestown Woods.
More challenging walks include The Wicklow Way One of the most spectacular walks that Ireland boasts is the extensive Wicklow Way, starting in Dublin and extending as far as Carlow. This beautiful trail contains an impressive 132km of unspoilt mountainous trails. The Wicklow Way follows a North-South line over the eastern flanks of the Wicklow Mountains. The walk is very extensive and is a beautiful combination of parkland, forests, mountains and countryside. It is a demanding hike, which requires adequate preparation.
TOP WALKS IN WICKLOW
Bray Head Walk
To get some of the most stunning views of Bray, look no further than Bray Head. Entrance located just beside the hotel. Brings you through a forest trail past Bray Head Golf course leading to the cross at the summit.
Bray Cliff Walk
The Cliff Walk goes from Bray to Greystones and is one of the most popular attractions Bray has to offer. The Cliff Walk is about 7 kilometres long, takes about 2 hours to complete and is suitable for all abilities.
Great Sugarloaf Walk
The Great Sugarloaf (Ó Cualann also Beannach Mhór) is 4km west of Kilmacanogue. Its isolation from other hills, steep slopes, and conical shape makes it appear much taller than it’s 501m height above sea level. Walks starts from Great Sugarloaf Car Park which is 15min drive from The Wilton Hotel.
Lugnaquilla Mountail Trail
Standing at 925m Lugnaquilla or Lug as it’s better known, is the highest mountain in Ireland outside of Kerry. Listed below are the most common access points for the routes to the top. To drive to the mountain is about 1hour from the Wilton Hotel. Trail does take about 6 hours to complete.
Glendalough Spinc and Glenealo Valley (White Route)
With a distance of 9.5km and an estimated completion time of around 3 hours 30 minutes, the Spinc and Glenealo Valley Walk is one of most strenuous Glendalough walks so it’s important to prepare properly for it. Glendalough is about 40min drive from The Wilton Hotel. There is plenty of other routes in Glendalough to pick from.
Devil's Glen Walk
the loop trails take you deep into this beautiful forest to finish back at the car park where you started. Along the route you will find some unusual and interesting ‘Sculptures in Woodland’. Devil's Glen is about 25min drive from The Wilton Hotel.
Avondale Forest Walk
Avondale Forest is a wooded estate on the west bank of the River Avonmore. It contains the home of Charles Stewart Parnell which was built in 1777 by Samuel Hayes and is now the Parnell Museum. Avondale is about 35min drive from The Wilton Hotel.