Wicklow Hiking


With the Wicklow Way stages and Wicklow National Park, there’s no shortage of walks in this area for people of all levels! The mountains around Glendalough are an interesting challenge for the experienced climber. Hostels can provide FREE GUIDES for groups of 6 or more if you call in advance – subject to availability – they’re very popular too!

The Wicklow Way is famous as a walking/hiking route which stretches over 132 km (82 miles) done in stages starting from south Dublin and finishing in Co. Carlow across some of the most visually stunning, unspoilt countryside in Wicklow. Check out the official Wicklow Way website for more information on this trail. For more information on the Wicklow Way and its stages, see the official site.

Alternatively, you can follow in the footsteps of St. Kevin by walking the St Kevin’s Way from Hollywood in West Wicklow to Glendalough (26km/16 miles). Just make sure you pack your walking shoes or hiking boots as Wicklow is on place to stretch your legs, enjoy the views and feel at one with nature!

There’s plenty more to the Wicklow Hills than just the Wicklow Way. There are detailed hill walking routes and map directions for the Wicklow and Dublin hills, ranging from short (< 1 hour) to more challenging (3 hours or more) walks.

SEE HERE to find out more about different walks in Wicklow!


You’ve got your choice of Wicklow hostels below!

Glendaloch International Hostel

5-star all en-suite hostel in “The Garden of Ireland”

Opening dates: All year round!

More information on Glendalough International Hostel!

Knockree Youth Hostel

Rebuilt 5-star hostel in a former 18th Century farmhouse

Opening dates: All year round!

More information on Knockree Youth Hostel!

Glenmalure Hostel

Back to Basics and back to Nature – Hostel (without electricity or running water)

Opening dates: 1st June – 31st August (& Saturday nights all year)

 More information on Glenmalure Hostel!