Walking The Wicklow Way, Ireland

 

If you like taking to the hills, Ireland offers a variety of Waymarked Trails.  One of the most popular The Wicklow Way established and mapped by J. B. Malone and promoted and proposed by him since 1966.  The first section officially opened in 1980.   

The trail follows forest tracks, mountain paths, boreens and quiet country roads for a distance of 131 kilometres (81 miles).   It also forms parts of the E8 European walking route stretching from the Atlantic coast of West Cork, Ireland to Istanbul in Turkey.    

The Wicklow Way, starting at Marlay Park, Dublin and finishing at Clonegal, Co, Carlow involves about 8 days walking and there is accommodation along the way.  There is also a baggage carrying service available which transfers your baggage from one accommodation to next.

You may prefer to do a section and the route offers excellent one-day and two-day stretches.   

"Still south I sent and west and south again, 
Through Wicklow from the morning till the night,
And far from cities, and the sites of men,
Lived with the sunshine, and the moon's delight"

(John Millington Synge)

The inspiration for my Irish Mountain collection comes from the hills and heather of the Waymarked Trails of Ireland.

 

 

 

 


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