Glendalough – Derrybawn Ridge – Loop Walk
Walking time: Approx 3-4hrs, Distance: 12Km. Ascent: 495m
Terrain: Open mountain trails and forest track.
About The Walk: This walk will bring us along the Upper Lake to the Pollinass Waterfall,over forest paths and open moorland to Derrybawn. The final ascent of Derrybawn is steep in places. From there we will traverse the Derrybawn Ridge, the only true ridge in The Wicklow Mountains, ascend Mullacor and descend via the Wicklow Way and through forest back to Glendalough. Along the way we will have some magnificent views of the Glendalough and Glenmalure Valleys and Lugnaquilla (the highest mountain in Wicklow).
What to expect: Forest track, open mountain top trails.
Panoramic views across Wicklow and the Glendalough Valley.
Meeting Point: The Glendalough Hotel at 11:00am.
How to get there: 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 Hotel is just on the left.
Transport is available: Maldron Hotel, Tallaght 09:45am and Luas Balally (Dundrum) 10.00am
Transport provided back after the walk.
For Guided Walks we recommend you Bring:
- Walking Boots are essential
- Walking trousers, not jeans
- Walking Rucksack 25L
- Rain gear
- Walking Poles if you use them
Can anyone join this walk?
Yes, you don’t have to be a member of the club to join any of our walks but there are great perks.
What does your Transport look like?
We use small white buses with “Hilltoptreks” written on them.
• A cancellation fee of 100% applies for cancellations made less than 48hrs in advance, or in case of no-show.
• A cancellation fee of 50% applies for cancellations made less than 72hrs in advance.
• No cancellation fee applies for cancellations made 3 or more days in advance.
If you cannot make the walk on the date requested and you contact us with in 48hrs of your walk date, then we may be able to provide an alternative date, depending on availability.