Derrybawn and Glendalough
Derrybawn forest and ridge, and the Wicklow Way – day hike (Moderate)
The hike starts at the visitor centre in Glendalough at 10.00am, where we gradually climb through the forest on good paths before reaching the open flanks of Derrybawn mountain. We soon gain the summit at 482 m, to enjoy superb views over the surrounding hills. The route then follows the pleasant undulating Derrybawn ridge before descending again to reach a forest track. Rejoining the Wicklow Way we head back into the valley of Glendalough for a warming drink in the hotel bar.
|RETURN TIME||To Dublin, approx. 4.30pm|
|EQUIPMENT||Good mountain footwear and a waterproof jacket are required – without these items you will regrettably be excluded from participating; walking trousers are advised or comfortable athletic clothing, (no jeans please); spare warm layer e.g. fleece; hat and gloves; lunch and/or snacks; water or juice drink, (1.5 litres); small rucksack to carry it all in. Walking poles are optional.|
How to get to the start: To get to Glendalough from Dublin take the N11 heading south. Get off at Kilmacanogue, (R775), and head for Roundwood . Go through Roundwood, then Annamoe and on to Laragh. Carry on to Glendalough, which is well signposted, and park in the visitor centre car park.
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