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.

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Climb Lugnaquilla mountain

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

The Spinc, Derrybawn and Glendalough

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

Scarr Mountain

Scarr Mountain - guided day hike (moderate) Following part of the Wicklow Way along a narrow lane, the route soon begins the ascent of the handsomely shaped Scarr mountain. After
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) Derrybawn ridge to Corrig. Beginning in Glendalough (valley of the two lakes), we head up onto
17km (10.5 miles)

The Brockaghs – Guided hike

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)

Glendoo to Glencullen Mountain – Dublin Mountains

Glendoo to Glencullen Mountain - Walking the Border (Moderate) Glendoo, Knocknagun and Prince William's Seat. The hike starts at the scenic viewing point at Kilkee, where there is parking for
16km (10 miles)

East Brockagh and Glendalough

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

Djouce, War Hill and Tonduff

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

Tibradden Hill & Fairy Castle – Dublin Mountains

Tibradden Hill & Fairy Castle (Easy) Starting at the forest car park at the 'Zippit' outdoor attraction at the base of Tibradden hill, we climb steadily up the forest track
9.5km (6.0 miles)