The Wicklow Way is Ireland's first and most popular Waymarked Way, running between Marlay Park (Dublin) and Clonegal, 82 miles (132 km) to the south. It offers varied and scenic walking on the flanks of the rugged Wicklow mountains with loughs and waterfalls, passing historic buildings and hospitable villages. Much of the route lies over 1600 feet (500 metres) giving glorious views. Lower sections run through forests and farmland, over a mixture of tracks, roads and pathways rich in wildlife.
This edition is based on a research trip made in Spring 2008, revised in 2011 and again in 2015. It has many route updates, extra photographs and it explains new options for accommodation. It contains all you need to plan and enjoy your holiday on the Wicklow Way:
detailed route description, updated in 2015, with distance, terrain and food and drink
the secrets of how to book accommodation to avoid walking extra distances
concise background on history, geology and wildlife
extended 6-page feature on the monastic city of Glendalough
planning information for travel by car, train, bus or plane
in full colour, with 80 photographs.
drop-down map of the Wicklow Way in five panels (1:100,000)
on waterproof paper throughout.