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Scarr and Lough Dan - Wicklow

Oct 28th 2017

OSI: Mapsheet: 56track back
Walking time: approx 4hrs
Graded: Moderate - strenuous
Meeting: 10:30 at RoundWood
Pickups: Maldron Hotel, Tallaght 9:30am and Luas Balally (Dundrum) at 10:00am
Price: €25  

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Details of the Walk:

Starting at Old bridge we will follow a forest track up towards a small laneway that will bring us out onto the side of Scarr. We will walk out onto a Spur and take this way up the summit. As we ascend we will start to see Lough Dan coming into view behind us. Continuing on this trail we will make our way to the summit, then depending on conditions we will take another way back by Kanturk hill.
We will have excellent views across all of the Dublin Wicklow Mountains and depending on weather Wales can also be seen from here.


What to expect:  Open mountain top, path. forest trck and walk by a beautiful lake on an old borreen (small grassy track)
Expansive views of Wicklow and South Dublin.

How to get there: Roundwood

Take the N11 from Dublin take the turn for Roundwood or Glendalough at Kilmacanogue come back over N11 and follow this road all the way to Roundwood. Allow tiem for cyclists, tracktors etc. Approx 40 minutes from Dublin city center.

What to Bring for you day walk.
Suitable walking boots, Rain gear, warm clothes, flask of hot drink, WATER, small lunch, sun cream,
good socks, hat and gloves and spare top in bag.

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The Devil's Glen Walk - Wicklow

Nov 11th  2017The Devils Glen Wickllow
Taking in both the "Seamus Heaney" and the Waterfall walks.
Walking time: approx 3 - 4 hrs: 9Km. Ascent 120m
Graded: Easy - Moderate
Meeting: 10:45am at Devil's Glen (Forest entrance)
Price: €25

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There will be transport supplied for this walk.

Pickups:  Maldron Hotel, Tallaght 9:30am and Luas Balally (Dundrum) at 10:00am


About the walk: This is a fantastic easy type walk in this wonderful valley with a mix of both Deciduous and Conifer trees. The walk is made all the more enchanting by the artistic installations within the woodland. The Devil’s Glen was once part of the Glanmore estate, the  former ancestral home of John Millington Synge
The valley itself was carved out by the last ice age leaving a steep descent for the Vartry river and a very dramatic landscape.

What to expect: Foest tracks and trails through a mix of Woodland

What to Bring for you day walk.
Suitable walking boots, Rain gear, warm clothes, The ground could be wet bring gaiters if you have them. flask of hot drink, WATER, small lunch,
good socks, hat and gloves and spare top in bag.

How to get there by car: (From Dublin)
Take the N11 from Dublin to the Ashford turn off. Then take the R763 to the entrance of the Devil’s Glen.


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 Cost €25pp

Cancellation policy
  • A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 2 days in advance, or in case of no-show.
  • A cancellation fee of 50% applies for cancellations made less than 7 days in advance.
  • No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made 7 or more days in advance.

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Glencree Loop Walk - Wicklow

Oct 15th  2017Glencree County Wicklow
Lopped walk in the Glencree Valley
Walking time: approx 4 hrs: 13Km. Ascent 260m
Graded: Moderate
Meeting: 10:30am at Enniskerry (Clocktower)
Price: €25

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There will be transport supplied for this walk.

Pickups:  Maldron Hotel, Tallaght 9:30am and Luas Balally (Dundrum) at 10:00am


Details of Walk: Starting from the Glencree Reconciliation centre we will follow a track out onto the side of Knocknagun (Rock of the Hound). Along the way we will pas by a mass rock as we make our way to the top of the ridge. From here we follow the ridge along in a north westerly dierction and eventually out onto the military road close to Noel Lemass’s memorial stone.then we follow this road until we come to a track for Kippure and follow this for a short distance befre veering of and back to the start.

What to expect: Open mountain top, roads, small trails through heather and bog.
Expansive views of Wicklow and South Dublin and East Coastlin

What to Bring for you day walk.
Suitable walking boots, Rain gear, warm clothes, The ground could be wet bring gaiters if you have them. flask of hot drink, WATER, small lunch,
good socks, hat and gloves and spare top in bag.

How to get there by car: (From Dublin)
Take the N11 from Dublin take the turn for Bray South or Enniskerry. Come back over the N11 and then use the small winding road R117 to bring you into Enniskerry.


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 Cost €25pp

Cancellation policy
  • A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 2 days in advance, or in case of no-show.
  • A cancellation fee of 50% applies for cancellations made less than 7 days in advance.
  • No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made 7 or more days in advance.

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Yoga session and Walk in Glendalough

Sept 9th 2017
10.00am - 4.30pmYpga and Guided WAlk in Glendalough

Cost: €65 includes full day’s activities, lunch, teas and coffees (Spaces limited)
A non-refundable deposit of €20 is required at time of booking to hold your space. Buy Now button below to book.

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We are teaming up with Linann Yoga and The Brockagh Resource Centre in Co. Wicklow to offer a day of complete rejuvenation!  

Starting out with a 2 hour Ashtanga Yoga Workshop followed by a hearty lunch at the Centre before we head out on one of the nicest hikes in Ireland!
Schedule:
10.00am - Ashtanga Yoga (Primary Series)
12.10pm - Lunch (Hearty soup & a selection of salads followed by tea/coffee at the centre)
1.30pm - Guided 3hr Hike in Glendalough – Orange Route – Pollanass Waterfall and St Kevin’s Monastic site.

Glendalough is an area of oustanding beauty in the Wicklow Mountains National Park.

Grade: Easy - Moderate
Distance: 8km
Total height climbed: 160m
Highest point: 280m
Terrain underfoot: forest road and track.
 
Upper Lake in GlendaloughDetails of walk: Starting from the Monastic site of St Kevin we cross the river here and turn left onto the “Old Green Road” after approx 1Km we take a right with a gentle slope onto the side of Derrybawn.
As we gain height we start to get great views across the town of Laragh and the Glendalough Valley. Along the way there is a place to stop and enjoy a break with views over the Upper lake in Glendalough. We can then proceed and making our way downwards we come to the Pollanass Waterfall and we can also visit the site of St Kevin’s Cell and Reefert church. We will pass along the Upper lake before making our way on a lower track back to the start.

How to get there by car:

The best way to get to Glendalough from Dublin or Bray would be to get onto the N11 heading south. Get off it at Kilmacanogue and head for the Roundwood / Glendalough / Laragh direction. Go through Roundwood, then Annamoe and to Laragh. Follow the Road towards Glendalough and the Brokagh Centre is on your right.
 

What to Bring for you day walk.
Walking boots, Trainers (good track),Rain gear, warm clothes, flask of hot drink, WATER, snack,

Bring: Mat (if you have one), tracksuit bottoms and gym top.

Cost: €65 includes full day’s activities, lunch, teas and coffees (Spaces limited)
A non-refundable deposit of €20 is required at time of booking to hold your space. Buy Now button below to book.

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Wicklow Way - Part VI

Sept 16th  2017The Wicklow Way
Walking from Iron Bridge to Tinahealy
Walking time: approx 3.5 hrs: 14Km. Ascent 400m
Graded: Moderate
Meeting: 11:00am at Aughrim
Price: €25

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There will be transport supplied for this walk.

Pickups:  Maldron Hotel, Tallaght 9:30am and Luas Balally (Dundrum) at 10:00am


About The Walk: We will be starting this walk from Iron Bridge. from the start there is a gradual ascent through Ballygobban mountain and Sheilstown Hill towards Moyne. From here its an easy trail along old Boreens and leavy laneways around the base of Ballycumber hill and Coolafunshoge to reach (and briefly follow) the busy road from Hacketstown to Tinahely.

What to expect: small country roads and lanes, Forest track.
Views over South Wicklow and its high mountain peaks.

What to Bring for you day walk.
Suitable walking boots, Rain gear, warm clothes, flask of hot drink, WATER, small lunch,
good socks, hat and gloves and spare top in bag.

How to get there by car: (From Dublin)
If your coming from Dublin take the N11 as far as Arklow. Then take the R747 through the Woodenbridge and onto the town of Aughrim.

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 Cost €25pp

Cancellation policy
  • A cancellation fee of 25 € applies for cancellations made less than 2 days in advance, or in case of no-show.
  • A cancellation fee of 12.50 € applies for cancellations made less than 7 days in advance.
  • No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made 7 or more days in advance.

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