Wicklow Tours

Guided mountain day hikes near Dublin

Single day guided hikes in the beautiful and tranquil Wicklow mountains, with walks at three grades to suit a range of ability levels.

Our Wicklow day hikes are designed to show you both the best that the area has to offer, and some of the quieter and more remote parts that other tours never see. We have itineraries for all tastes and abilities, from exploring the ancient monastic settlement at Glendalough to summiting the highest mountain in Leinster, Lugnaquilla. The hiking is graded Easy, Moderate and Hard, these grades are explained in detail in our FAQ's section.

With such a wide range of varied hillwalking available, our hikes offer a unique chance to experience the wilder side of Wicklow, one of the most magical parts of Ireland.

About The Wicklow Mountains

Close to the cosmopolitan city of Dublin lies Ireland’s largest continuous upland area. It is devided into the more imposing Wicklow Mountains to the south, and the Dublin Mountains or Sléibhte Bhaile Átha Cliath, to the north. We run several guided hikes through this special area of conservation, many of which take in stretches of the Wicklow Way.

The famous Wicklow Way begins south of Dublin and stretches 127km through rolling hills, forest, moorland and breath-taking vistas to the small village of Clonegal.

On this page you will find a brief summary of the walks that we regularly offer in the Wicklow Mountains. Click the image or 'View Tour' to read all about the hikes, find an available date and make a booking in these wonderful Irish hills.

The biodiversity of the Wicklow Mountains is stunning and protected by the Wicklow Mountains National Park; our hiking tour leader Russ has a broad knowledge of the flora and fauna and we regularly see birds of prey such as red kite, buzzards and kestrels as well as deer, wild goats and mountain hare. The mountains of Ireland are also home to otters, badgers, stoats, merlin and rare bats to name but a few.


Climb Lugnaquilla

We climb Lugnaquilla via Fraughan Rock Glen, which offers a more gradual and scenic route to the summit, at 925 metres. This is the highest point in Leinster and one of
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Brockagh East and Glendalough

Gently winding grassy paths, mountain trails, beautiful views and the Wicklow Way. This easy to moderate guided day walk takes in the monastic city at Glendalough, the Glendasan river and
Easy
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Fairy Castle

A gentle hike up forest track and well made hill paths to the large Neolithic cairn at Fairy Castles in the Dublin mountains. From here there are great views over
Easy
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The Spinc, Derrybawn and Glendalough

Starting at the Glendalough visitor centre, this hike climbs onto the Derrybawn ridge for magnificent views of the surrounding mountains, it then follows a broad ridge over Mullacor, before turning
Moderate
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Scarr Mountain

Following part of the Wicklow Way along a narrow lane, the route soon begins the ascent of the handsomely shaped Scarr mountain. After following the one kilometre summit ridge, it
Moderate
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The Brockaghs

This moderately graded hike follows the Wicklow Way through lovely woodland before ascending the grassy slopes of Brockagh mountain, with lovely all round views. After descending into the Glendasan valley
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Djouce, War Hill and Tonduff

This tough hike packs a lot of interest into one day. Climb the iconic Djouce mountain, see the highest waterfall in Ireland, follow part of the Wicklow Way, take lunch
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Derrybawn Ridge to Lugduff

Beginning at the Glendalough (valley of the two lakes) visitor centre, we head up onto Derrybawn and follow the broad southern ridge over Mullacor and Lugduff before dropping down to
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