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

Climb Lugnaquilla Glenmalure, Fraughan Rock Glen and Art’s Lough - day hike (Hard) We climb Lugnaquilla via Fraughan Rock Glen, which offers a more gradual and scenic route to the summit,
17km (10.5 miles)

Scarr Mountain

Scarr Mountain Lough Dan and Kanturk – day hike (Moderate) Following part of the Wicklow Way along a narrow lane, the route soon begins the ascent of the handsomely shaped
11km (6.8 miles)

The Spinc, Derrybawn and Glendalough

The Spinc, Glendalough - Derrybawn Ridge The Spinc and Monastic Settlement - day hike (Moderate) Starting at the Glendalough visitor centre, this hike climbs onto the Derrybawn ridge for magnificent views of
14km (8.5 miles)

The Brockaghs

The Brockaghs Brockagh Mountain, St. Kevin’s Way and Glendalough - day walk (moderate) This moderately graded Brockaghs guided hike follows the Wicklow Way through lovely woodland before ascending the grassy
11km (6.8 miles)

East Brockagh and Glendalough

East Brockagh and Glendalough - day hike (Easy) Gently winding grassy paths, mountain trails, beautiful views and the Wicklow Way. This easy to moderate Glendalough guided hike takes in the monastic
11km (6.8 miles)

Derrybawn Ridge to Corrig – The southern Glendalough skyline

Derrybawn Ridge, Mullacor, Lugduff and Corrig The wilder side of Glendalough - day walk (Hard/Strenuous) Derrybawn ridge to Corrig. Beginning in Glendalough (valley of the two lakes), we head up onto
17km (10.5 miles)

Derrybawn and Glendalough – Winter guided hike

Derrybawn and Glendalough Derrybawn forest and ridge, and the Wicklow Way - day hike (Moderate) This is one of our winter series of hikes that we run over the Christmas
15km (9.5 miles)

Fairy Castle – Dublin mountains

Fairy Castle - Dublin mountains Two Rock mountain and Three Rock woods - day hike (Easy) Our Fairy Castle guided hike is up forest track and well made hill paths
11.5km (7.2 miles)

Paddock Hill & Scarr Mountain – Winter guided hike (moderate)

Paddock Hill & Scarr Mountain Laragh, Paddock Hill and Scarr – day hike (Moderate) This hike is part of our winter series, run over Christmas week to get you out and
11km (6.8 miles)

Djouce, War Hill and Tonduff

Djouce, War Hill & Tonduff Powerscourt waterfall and the Liffey Head bog - day walk (Hard) This tough hike packs a lot of interest into one day. Climb the iconic
17.5km (11 miles)