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Guided Walks and Hikes in Ireland.

Upcoming Guided Walks

Glenmalure – Glendalough Loop Walk

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Date: June 30th 2024
Meeting: Laragh Free Car Park at 11:00am
Walking time: Approx. 4 hrs, Distance: approx. 13Km. Ascent: 460m
Type: Moderate
Terrain: Good Forest tracks and trails and rough moorland.
Price: €25 – Guided walk with experienced and qualified guide.

Transport Available (Limited Spaces) Maldron Hotel Tallaght: 09:15 or Luas Stop Balally 09:30am.- €5


About the Glenmalure – Glendalough Loop Walk

This is a wonderful hilltop walk in the Glendalough Valley. The walk starts from the Shay Elliot monument between Laragh and Glenmalure. It is a loop walk taking on some of the high points of this area including Mullacor, Cullentragh as well as parts of the Wicklow Way.
There will be a stop along the way so bring a packed lunch.

What to expect:

Forest track and open mountain trails with great views across Glenmalure and Glendalough Valley in the Wicklow Mountains.

How to get there:

Follow the M50 to the M11. Continue on M11 which becomes N11. Leave the N11 at the junction for the R755 signposted for Dublin/Roundwood/Glendalough. Pass through the towns of Roundwood and Annamoe. When you approach Laragh you will see Lynhams Hotel on your right. Turn left here and the free car park is approx. 500m up on your right next to the old Woolen mills.

Approx. 75 minutes from Dublin city centre.

Devil’s Glen Walk – Wicklow

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Taking in both the “Seamus Heaney” and the Waterfall walks in this area.
Date: July 28th 2024
Meeting: 11:00am at Devils Glen (Forest Entrance)
Walking time: Approx 3hrs: Distance: 9Km. Ascent 100m
Type: Easy – Moderate.
Terrain: Forest tracks and trails., mix of Woodland
Price: €25 – Guided walk with experienced and qualified guide.
Pickup: (Limited spaces)  Maldron Hotel 10:00am and Luas Stop Balally10:15am


About the Devil’s Glen Walk – Wicklow

This is a fantastic easy type walk in this wonderful with a mix of both Deciduous and Conifer trees. The walk is made all 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 our ice age leaving a steep descent for the Vartry river and a very dramatic landscape.

What to expect:

Forest track and open mountain trails with great views across Glenmalure and Glendalough Valley in the Wicklow Mountains.

How to get there:

Forest trails, waterfall and wonderful scenic views across Wicklow’s coastline.

Approx. 75 minutes from Dublin city centre.

How to get there:

Take the N11 from Dublin and continue onto the N11 towards Ashford. Turn of at Ashford and take the R772 and join the R764 and R763 towards the Devil’s Glen Wood.

Guided Walks and Hikes in Ireland with Hilltoptreks.


Guided walks and hikes in Ireland

Guided Walks and Hikes in Ireland with Local Qualified Guides.

As we are based in Dublin, many of our day walks take place in the Dublin and Wicklow mountains. Anyone is more than welcome to join us on our walks. You don’t have to be a member of the Hilltoptreks walking Club although there are great benefits with becoming a member.

Transport for our Guided walks and hikes.

We have transport available for most if not all our walks with handy pickup locations for most people from Dublin.

About Our Guided Walks and Hikes:

Our guided walks and hikes are generally between 3-4hrs which includes time for a bite to eat and taking in the wonderful scenery. Many of the walks take place based within an hour’s drive or less from Dublin.

The walks take place in places like the Wicklow Mountains National Park, Glendalough, Blessington and the Dublin hills.

We also organise guided walks and hikes further afield like a day trip to the Mountains of Mournes, The Cooleys mountains near Carlingford, or the Slieve Blooms.

Fitness and experience:

On the guided walks and hikes there are generally a mixture of fitness and experience levels. Some people walk with the club regularly and others when they can. We do not split up our groups into different levels. We just walk at a pace that is suitable to the group at the time. This gives everyone a chance to enjoy the day, its not a race, its more a social and relaxing exercise with wonderful scenery.

We do however specify on all our guided walks and hikes the level of walk it will be such as easy, moderate or strenuous.

Easy Walk: Between 5Km – 8Km, Incline not above 200m, 1 – 3hrs, mainly on the flat with some small inclines, (example Coastal walk Bray to Greystones)

Moderate Walk: Between 8Km – 12km, Incline not above 500m, 2– 4hrs, mixed terrain of track and hill. (example Maulin and Powerscourt Waterfall)

Strenuous Walk: Between 8Km – 16km, Incline 400+m, 3– 5hrs, mixed terrain of track and open mountainside, some steep ground (example Lugnaquillia or Carrauntoohil).

Hill Walking is becoming a very popular activity for people in Ireland to do. It is a very social activity and proven to benefit you both physically and mentally.  There are also wonderful parts of Ireland to explore by walking and hiking. From the rolling hills of Wicklow to sharp rugged mountains of Kerry.

So, for whatever reason you wish to join us on any of our guided walks and hikes you are more than welcome.

Look forward to seeing you on the hills soon.

Check out our list on what to bring for your walk during the summer and winter months on our Blog

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Glenmalure – Glendalough Loop Walk

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Date: June 30th 2024
Meeting: Laragh Free Car Park at 11:00am
Walking time: Approx. 4 hrs, Distance: approx. 13Km. Ascent: 460m
Type: Moderate
Terrain: Good Forest tracks and trails and rough moorland.
Price: €25 – Guided walk with experienced and qualified guide.

Transport Available (Limited Spaces) Maldron Hotel Tallaght: 09:15 or Luas Stop Balally 09:30am.- €5


About the Glenmalure – Glendalough Loop Walk

This is a wonderful hilltop walk in the Glendalough Valley. The walk starts from the Shay Elliot monument between Laragh and Glenmalure. It is a loop walk taking on some of the high points of this area including Mullacor, Cullentragh as well as parts of the Wicklow Way.
There will be a stop along the way so bring a packed lunch.

What to expect:

Forest track and open mountain trails with great views across Glenmalure and Glendalough Valley in the Wicklow Mountains.

How to get there:

Follow the M50 to the M11. Continue on M11 which becomes N11. Leave the N11 at the junction for the R755 signposted for Dublin/Roundwood/Glendalough. Pass through the towns of Roundwood and Annamoe. When you approach Laragh you will see Lynhams Hotel on your right. Turn left here and the free car park is approx. 500m up on your right next to the old Woolen mills.

Approx. 75 minutes from Dublin city centre.

Devil’s Glen Walk – Wicklow

Book Now
Taking in both the “Seamus Heaney” and the Waterfall walks in this area.
Date: July 28th 2024
Meeting: 11:00am at Devils Glen (Forest Entrance)
Walking time: Approx 3hrs: Distance: 9Km. Ascent 100m
Type: Easy – Moderate.
Terrain: Forest tracks and trails., mix of Woodland
Price: €25 – Guided walk with experienced and qualified guide.
Pickup: (Limited spaces)  Maldron Hotel 10:00am and Luas Stop Balally10:15am


About the Devil’s Glen Walk – Wicklow

This is a fantastic easy type walk in this wonderful with a mix of both Deciduous and Conifer trees. The walk is made all 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 our ice age leaving a steep descent for the Vartry river and a very dramatic landscape.

What to expect:

Forest track and open mountain trails with great views across Glenmalure and Glendalough Valley in the Wicklow Mountains.

How to get there:

Forest trails, waterfall and wonderful scenic views across Wicklow’s coastline.

Approx. 75 minutes from Dublin city centre.

How to get there:

Take the N11 from Dublin and continue onto the N11 towards Ashford. Turn of at Ashford and take the R772 and join the R764 and R763 towards the Devil’s Glen Wood.

What to Bring for a Day Walk:

Like anything else outdoors do take a look at the weather forecast. Met Eireann Yr.no

Typical list of gear for a day on the Hills.
  • Walking Boots
  • Walking Trousers (not Jeans, when they get wet, they stay wet and heavy)
  • Base Layer – T-shirt, long sleeve (non cotton)
  • Mid layer – Fleece
  • Outer Layer – Jacket (waterproof, light and breathable)
  • Walking socks
  • Backpack (25L) 25 litres is generally a good size and should hold all your gear.
  • Hat and gloves (winter or cold day)
  • Snack and hot drink
  • Water
  • Small personal first aid kit.

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Review of Hilltoptreks

Reviewed August 13, 2020

A wonderful evening spend in the hills above Dublin with Terry and team exploring the old lead mine stacks and old graveyards. also very much enjoyed our return journey where Gillian shared all her interesting knowledge of wildflowers and herbs. A great evening

Date of experience: July 2020

5 Star Review

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