I’ve hiked most of Wicklow Mountains National Park trails. Although the mountains are not too high, Ireland offers one of the most amazing views in Europe, especially when you start in Glendalough.
Glendalough loop walk in Wicklow Mountains.
Glendalough can be your starting point for number of Wicklow Mountain trails with routes at all levels of difficulty. You can whether reach Glendalough Visitor Car park or Glendalough Upper Lake Car Park. One of the most spectacular trails is a loop around Glendalough Upper lake through Miners Village. A little climbing is rewarded by stunning views of the Glenealo Valley. I also recommend taking a walk through the Valley. It takes about 3 – 4 hours (depends on your condition) to walk 10 km long loop. This walk is suitable for dogs but on other routs in Wicklow Mountains I found signs: no dogs allowed. I suppose the walk would be difficult for young children I wouldn’t recommend trying. Remember that weather conditions may be slightly different than from the starting point. We experienced heavy rain along most of the track. So keep in mind to take warm clothes with you. The walk offers amazing view points along the road.