Take the time for a leisurely guided walk along the Devil’s Glen to enjoy its wild beauty and its mysterious charm. The trail follows the river which meanders along the steep sides of the valley that were carved at the time the glaciers melted. Along the trail, there are some unusual wooden sculptures that are part of Coillte’s project, Sculpture in Woodland.
Further up in the valley, the trail continues on to a picturesque waterfall tumbling down from a cliff into a deep pool in the heart of the forest. The waterfall has lost most of its power since a dam was built upstream. In the olden days, its roar filled the Devil’s Glen, hence its name but now, only the sweet murmur of the water remains.
In the olden days, wolves roamed the wide expanse of forests that stretch along the upper edge of the valley and later, rebels were often known to have hidden among the crisscrossing paths of the forest. A new trail was open in the last few years in honour of Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize of Literature. He used to live nearby and he enjoyed a quiet stroll in the forest. Along the trail, picturesque views open up over the country side, the coast and the Wicklow Mountains.
Grade: Easy – 2 hours approximately (walk available all year round)
Price: €25/ person; family and group rates available
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Guided walk included in the Walking Tours departing from Dublin