• Ireland's Ancient East,  Wicklow

    Great Sugar Loaf Climb (Short Route)

    If you are looking for a reasonably short climb with a great view then you must visit the Great Sugar Loaf (often just called the Sugar Loaf). The Great Sugar Loaf (Beannach Mhór) is located in County Wicklow, south of Bray. It’s roughly 30-40 minutes drive from Dublin. The short route starts at the car park at the base of the hill (link to car park @ 53.144442, -6.154727) and the climb up and down takes about 1 hour in total.  From the top you have a great view of Bray, Greystones and Dun Laoghaire. On a clear day (like we have in the pictures) you can see Howth Head also. Just…

  • Ireland's Ancient East,  Wicklow

    Bray to Greystones Cliffwalk

    The Bray to Greystones Cliffwalk is a fantastic walk along the coast. There is a well kept path that is quite popular. It can be walked in both directions but if you only fancy going one way just take the DART back. We parked in Bray, walked to Greystones and got the DART back.  From the Bray side it starts just after the Bray Head Hotel. Parking is limited here so grab some parking along the beach. Grade: Moderate, the route is marked with Red arrows Distance: 7km Estimated time: 2.5hrs Total height climbed: 130m Highest point: 100m Terrain underfoot: Footpath Again wicklowwalks.com provides a great guide http://www.wicklowwalks.com/bray-cliff-walk Also check out http://www.thecliffwalk.ie/

  • Ireland's Ancient East,  Wicklow

    Maulin & Powerscourt Waterfall

    Great walk that passes by the Powerscourt Waterfall as you climb the summit of Maulin in Wicklow. The walk takes about 3 hours. Start the walk by parking at Crone Car Park. We found this hike from the following great website http://www.wicklowwalks.com/powerscourt-waterfall. More details of the hike can be found here or below.   Route Starting from the car park at Crone, follow the forest trail at the head of the car park. There are several twists and turns in the path, but ignore side paths and follow the route clearly marked with Wicklow Way signs. After passing through the forest, the path suddenly emerges into the open high above the…

  • Ireland's Ancient East,  Wicklow

    Fenton’s Pub to Lugnaquilla Mountain

    This is one of the shorter hikes to reach Wicklow’s highest point, Lugnaquilla. Start off by parking near Fenton’s Pub (link). The hike has a pretty straightforward path up to the top. Follow the route and there is a path all the way to the top. A round trip hike is just over 13km and should take about 4.5/5.5 hours going at an average pace. Always climb with someone else and be concise of the weather and how much day light is left in the day. Enjoy!   Route (for more inforation click here)