Wicklow has an abundant  and of diverse range of walking routes to choose from. Some walkers may want a challenge in the mountains, while others prefer a more leisurely stroll along the forest trails. We have highlighted some suggestions for walks to suit all interests and levels, including some a little further afield. 


Local walks

Adjacent to the holiday homes is Clara vale nature reserve with over 500 acres of native irish forest and wildlife.

it is a hidden Gem of woodland, picturesque walking routes and incredible wildlife including the spotted woodpecker, Sika Deer and much more.

Clara vale walk-Near Holiday homes-45min walk-5km-steep uphill in parts-forest path & rural roadway

Boot hill-nearby Holiday homes-45mins – 2.5 hr walk-great 360 views-mountain track & rural public road

Avonmore way-Close to Holiday homes-3hr 15mins-12km- Walking & hiking trails-through Clara vale nature reserve

Carrick mountain-Close to holiday homes-45mins walk-rough track-beautiful views

Trooperstown Forest walk-close to holiday homes-1hr-2.5km-Forest trail & path-steep up hill in sections-great views


Walks 10-15 minute drive from Holiday homes

Wicklow Mountains National Park at Glendalough- Variety of walks-15 minute drive from holiday homes

Vartry Trails-Roundwood reservoir-15 minute drive from holiday homes-Upper lake trail-1.5 hr Walk-4km, Woodland trail-45mins-3km,

Lower lake trail-2hrs-7.2km-lakeside paths & country roads along water-beautiful walks

Avondale river walk-2-2.5hr walk -5.2km-up to 130m high-forest road & path along the river

Wicklow Way-Stage 2 (Knockree to Roundwood-20km-7hr-600m high), Stage 3 (Roundwood to Glendalough -11km-3.5hr-400m high) & Stage 4-(Glendalough to Glenmalure- 13km-4.5hr-560m high)

Devils glen waterfall & Seamus Heaney walk-10 minute drive from Holiday homes-1.5-4hrs-Forest trail-4-9km-Ashford

Ballybraid/Ballyboy trail-15 minute drive from holiday homes-15 mins-1km—links to longer walk.Forest trail-Laragh

Jubilee looped walk-10 minute drive from holiday homes-1hr 45 mins-6km-forest trail & public road-Rathdrum

Ballinafunshoge Woods-15 minute drive from Holiday homes-1.5 hrs-6km-Forest trail-Roundwood

Glendalough woodland-15 minute drive from holiday homes-silver route-1hr 45 mins-4 km-rough track

St. Kevins walk-15 minute drive from holiday homes-2km-45 mins-Forest road and track-beside the Poulanass waterfall

Spinc & Glenealo Valley-15 minute drive from Holiday homes-3hrs-9km or short route 2hrs-5km-Glendalough

Djoice woods-9km-3hrs-up to 410m high-great views of Powerscourt waterfall

Derrybawn wood trail-8km-2hrs-up to 280m high-first road & track


Walks 20-25 minute drive from Holiday homes

Sugar loaf way-1-1.5 hrs-4.3km-minor roadway, laneway and mountain track.

Glenview Woodlands walk

Glen beach cliff walk-4km-up to 50m- difficult in parts-exposed cliffs, uneven surface. Great sighting for grey seals or glimpse of porpoise or dolphins-Wicklow town


Walks a bit further

Bray promenade & bray head-1hr-3hrs-coast walk onto track-Flat walk onto steep uphill at Bray head-great views

Greystones to Bray cliff walk-lovely view of the sea-1 hr up and 1 hr back or walk up, coffee in Bray/ Greystones and dart back.

Tour guide-Walking/Historical- Dairine Nuttall  https://visitwicklow.ie/item/ireland-tour-guide-dairine-nuttall/  0861936861