15km (9.5 miles)
Distance
Moderate
Grade
440m (1444 ft)
Height gain
Wicklow Mountains
Mountain range
Dublin
Nearest town

Derrybawn and Glendalough – National Walking Day

Derrybawn forest and ridge, and the Wicklow Way – day hike (graded moderate)

The hike starts at the visitor centre in Glendalough at 10.30am, 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. This hike should take around 4.5 hours.

RETURN TIME To Glendalough Visitor Centre, approx. 3.00pm
EQUIPMENT Good walking footwear and a waterproof jacket are required. 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.
TRANSPORT
Transport is not available from Dublin for this hike.
WHAT’S INCLUDED?
Professional mountain leader with first aid certification and full insurance.
Insights into the flora, fauna and history of the Wicklow uplands.
Specialist hiking clothing.
Food and drink.

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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september 2020

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october 2020

No hikes or courses

november 2020

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december 2020

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