- Price: from € 40
- How to get from Dublin to the start of the walk: bus; private transport
- Length of walk: approx. 3hours (moderate)
- Contact us by email, phone or WhatsApp +353 (0) 86 403 2002
- Walk also included in the walking tours Departing from Dublin
Rising in the deep freezing valleys of the Wicklow Mountains, the rivers flowing into Lough Dan merge together to form the Avondale River. After leaving the mountains, it flows through the mountains and the Avonmore Valley gets its way, giving way to forests. The river flows through County Wicklow and it joins the sea in Arklow, some 30km further south.
The Wicklow Way starts in Dublin’s southern suburbs and ends some 127km further south in County Carlow. It meanders through the Dublin Mountains and then through the Wicklow Mountains. On this walk, the Wicklow Way leads from the Avonmore Valley to the Glendalough Valley. Beautiful views open over the mountains. In the Avonmore Valley, the rolling hills have soft and rounded shapes, while in the Glendalough valley the mountains are higher and steeper.
The Glendalough Valley lies at the heart of Wicklow Mountains National Park. It is famous for its magnificent landscapes, its two lakes and the ruins of a monastery founded in the 6th century by Saint Kevin. The round tower is still standing overlooking the ruins of the Monastic Site and the valley. On the Wicklow Way which leads from the Avonmore Valley to the Valley of Glendalough, some beautiful perspectives open up over the Wicklow Mountains, the two lakes and the round tower.