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Eco Walks TourOption for Irish Country Pubs Tour
€44.50 pp

including meal and transport to and from pubs and back to accommodation (Friday evenings at 7pm-11pm)

Option for Storytelling Pub Night €45
with 4 course meal and live music
(Thurs & Sat at 7.30pm-11.30)

 

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The Eco Walks Tour
is a selection of walks that are mostly on forest tracks and erosion preventative paths. The National Parks and Wildlife Service have installed a number of sustainable paths in some of the most used parts of the mountains in an effort to prevent further erosion.
Mountain Meitheal are a group of dedicated volunteers who carry out restoration and conservation work on mountain and forest tracks in an effort to enable the environment to cope with the increasing amount of people visiting the mountains and to ensure that the area can be enjoyed by all in the future.
Visit them here: www.pathsavers.org & www.npws.ie


Our price includes
Mini bus transfers as outlined in the tour itinerary
5 nights B&B
4 Packed Lunches
Guiding services for all walks


Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival

Pick up from Bray or Rathdrum railway stations, Dublin airport, Dublin City centre (or anywhere in between) and transfer to your accommodation in County Wicklow.
Comments: Mini bus for pick up will be at Dublin Airport between 12pm & 1pm. Please contact us if your flight is due to arrive outside these times.

Day 2 - Cushbawn

Our walk today starts at Aughrim Village, National winner of the Tidiest Town in Ireland in 2007. We start out on the Sean Linehan walk, named after a local Garda (Police Officer), who was one of the founding members of the 4A’s Hill walking club who are based in the locality and still going strong. We leave the Sean Linehan Walk and wind our way to Cushbawn with views over the famous Brook Lodge Hotel and Golf Club. We continue around Cushbawn with views of the Irish Sea across the Wexford & Wicklow Coast.
Comments: A mostly easy walk to loosen up the limbs for the week ahead.
Length: 8kms
Grade: Easy to Moderate

Day 3 - Avalanche Walk

Today we visit the site of an avalanche that wiped out an entire Family in 1883. The walk starts on the Wicklow Way at Ballyteigue Bridge. We leave the Wicklow way and reach the avalanche site via Sheilstown, Askinagap Hill and finish at Ballycurragh Bridge. Along the way, we will have great views of Leinsters highest Mountain, Lugnaquillia, or Lug, as it is affectionately known, and its surrounding hills, Keadeen, Ballineddan, and Slieve Maan. On a good day, Mount Leinster and the Blackstairs Mountains can be seen.
Comments: A moderate walk with panoramic views of the hills Wicklow, Carlow and Wexford.
Length: 11Kms
Grade: Easy to Moderate

Day 4 - Croghan Kinsella

This walks starts just over the border at Craan in Co. Wexford and follows forest road and tracks back into Co. Wicklow and on to the Summit of Croghan Kinsella. Because of its somewhat odd position, it commands great views over the southern Wicklow Mountains and across the Irish Sea. We continue our walk off the summit and descend on forest roads to Ballinasillogue.
Comments: A moderate walk with fantastic views of the Wicklow Mountain range and the Airtricity Wind turbines off the coast of Arklow in the Irish Sea.
Length: 13kms
Grade: Moderate

Day 5 - Croghan Moira

Similar name but a completely different mountain to Croghan Kinsella. Todays walk starts on the Wicklow way at Aughavannagh Bridge. We follow the way for about 3 kms to Carrickashane Mountain before branching off up to the summit of Croghan Moira. From the summit, we can see all the way from the top of Lug to most of the high Wicklow tops and on up the East Coast as far as the Great Sugar Loaf. We should also be able to see our previous days conquest, Croghan Kinsella. One of the best views in the Wicklow Mountains. We leave the summit, retracing our steps for a little while before climbing slightly to walk a broad ridge to Fanninerin Mountain for some more memorable views before descending to the Glenmalure Valley at Drumgoff Crossroads.
Comments: A fascinating walk with ever changing scenery.
Length: 16kms
Grade: Moderate

Day 6 - Departure & Tour of the Glendalough Monastic Village

After breakfast, we leave your accommodation and drive to the visitor centre in Glendalough. After a video presentation showing the history of Glendalough and the Monastic Village in the visitors centre, we take a walk around the Ancient Monastic settlement. St Kevin in the 6th Century founded this early Christian Ecclesiastical settlement. Set in a glaciated valley with two lakes, the monastic remains include a round tower, stone churches and decorated crosses. Transfer to Rathdrum or Bray railway stations, Dublin Airport, Dublin City Centre (or anywhere in between).


 


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