Derrybawn Mountain, Wicklow Mountains – Guest Post

Thanks to Caitriona and Tara from Scenic Irish Walks for offering this as a guest post. They are planning a hike every Sunday in 2019 and you can follow them at

Enjoy the post below on Derrybawn mountain, Wicklow.

Difficulty – Moderate to Hard.

Time – 3 hr.

Equipment needed – Rain gear, hiking boots, hat, scarf, gloves, sunglasses, water, snacks.

Families: Not suitable for buggies or young children.

Rating – 5 stars.

This is our favourite walk of 2019 so far. There were beautiful views all along the way. We parked in the first Glendalough carpark to start this walk. We followed way markers for the initial part of the walk and then went off the trail to climb Derrybawn. Although it was very busy at the carpark, we were the only people on Derrybawn – awesome. This was a real adventure. We had to navigate using OSI maps and google maps. It was a challenging walk heading up to the summit, but doable at the same time. If we were to do this walk again, we’d do it in reverse – we did a fair bit of unnecessary meandering at the beginning.

Our planned route
The route we actually did wasn’t the best one
The way we should have done this walk
Beautiful views all around us
The trail
Just Tara and Caitriona on this one
At the top of Derrybawn