Hiking in Wicklow


County Wicklow, on the east coast of Ireland is renowned for it’s natural beauty and is known as the “Garden of Ireland”


County Wicklow, on the east coast of Ireland is renowned for it’s natural beauty and is known as the “Garden of Ireland”. We have an abundance of outdoor activities in our beautiful county for all tastes, ages, budgets and abilities.

Follow the link below to see some of the excellent itineraries suggested on the Ireland’s Ancient East site. We have also listed some of our favourite activities with links. Of course ask any of our team and they can suggest their own favourites.


Ancient Walks

Wicklow is a walker’s paradise with the famous “Wicklow Way” among many available. There are walks for all levels from a gentle stroll for all the family to a challenging harsh terrain hike for regular enthusiasts. Spring and Autumn Walking Festivals are organised by Wicklow County Tourism to give both the active and less energetic rambler the opportunity to sample some fantastic walks with a real festival atmosphere. There are choices of up to four walks per day, to suit all levels of walkers, with walks of interest to suit anyone curious about County Wicklow and Ireland’s history, geology, culture, flora and fauna.

Guided walking breaks can be arranged and we can organise bag drops to other locations as you explore Wicklow.

If music is something you love then the Musical Tour of Glendalough is a great way to enjoy our beautiful valley to find out more click here

The visitor Centre has guides to the many walks in Glendalough, you can follow the link here to download one of their Maps


Scenic Drives

The Wicklow Gap and Sally Gap will take your breath away, every day they look different offering new light, new colours and sounds, enjoy the narrow sweeping roads that present a new scene at every turn. Have a look at the link below where the team at Ireland’s Ancient East have prepared some routes which you can access via the link below:

This link has some great suggested stops to take in the view


Gardens in the “Garden of Ireland”

The Gardens of Irelands Ancient East

National Botanical Gardens Kilmaccurragh

Powerscourt Estate

Russborough House and Gardens


Horse Riding

Our beautiful Wicklow hills are simply fabulous for riding. Lessons can be arranged for beginners or improvers and superb rides are available for experienced equestrians.


What a perfect way to explore the Wicklow countryside. Bicycles may be hired for a modest fee giving you the freedom to roam throughout our countryside.
Click here to find out more


There are extensive facilities for game, course and sea angling throughout our region. We can advise, arrange and book all types of angling – the choice is yours.


Country Wicklow is blessed with a vast range of superb golf courses again to provide everything from pitch and putt to championship level courses.

These are just a few examples of activities available from an endless list. Here is a list of Failte Ireland’s Top 10 Wicklow Courses

Ask us about your interests at The Glendalough Hotel, we are always here to help.

More Things To Do In Wicklow




Beyond the Trees


Horse Riding / Pony Trekking