Wicklow Walking Festival
Oct Bank Hol Weekend
The Festival will be based in the Brockagh Resource Centre with many of the walks taking us through Wicklow Mountains National Park. The Centre is situated in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, on the road between the village of Laragh and Glendalough.
All walks are led by experienced walking leaders who will enhance your day with information on local history flora and fauna.
The National Park is an ideal location for a fun filled festival weekend covering approximately 90,000 hectares! The park protects some of Europe’s oldest peat boglands, heather covered mountains, and woodlands. Large herds of sika and red/sika hybrid deer, foxes, badgers, hares and birds of prey are frequently spotted on walks so don’t forget your camera!
The weekend offers a selection of walking choices which you can mix, match, or just choose one:
– Climb Leinster’s highest peak, Lugnaquilla (925 m).
– A night walk on Friday the 25th promising to be a unique and adventurous experience.
– A selection of day walks from challenging, moderate and easy on Saturday and Sunday.
– A moderate walk on Monday the 28th to celebrate the completion of a great weekend and summer walking season.
Please note: Walks may be changed on the day depending on weather conditions or the fitness level of the group at the leader’s discretion.