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  • I have been on four hikes now with WicklowMountainsGuide (Damien. I have really enjoyed them all, Damien has great knowledge of the history of Glendalough which makes for an interesting guide. I am an absolute beginner when it come to hiking and each time out I felt comfortably challenged, and encouraged by Damien. I would recommend WicklowMountainsGuide for all levels for a great day hiking 

    Fiona Healy

  • Aloha, My friend and I traveled 2 Ireland to hike The Wicklow Way a few months ago. It was a bucket list trip 4 me! We stayed at The Loughdan House with Sean and Theresa. I had planned 4 us 2 to hike South to North in 8 days. We were to have a guide . We met Damien Kennedy on our 1st day. He led us on 6 of the 8 days through The Wicklow Way. I would say we are novice hikers in International hiking. Damien is a great guide…..

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  • Highly recommend this guided walk, Glendalough is a beautiful area.. The guide considered the different abilities of the group. Kept spirits high in the mist rain and was very informative of the area.. good craic had by all. Altogether a great experience.

    Karen Coleman

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Feb
22
Sat
Little Sugar Loaf & Bray Head Guided Hike
Feb 22 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Belmont Demese Temple Carrig lower
Greystones Co Wicklow A63FX34

Join us on our new hike starting from Belmont Demesne.

Meeting point Belmont Demesne Carpark 10:30m. Which is near the Baked Arthur’s Barn cafe.

From here we’ll make our way on the new Belmont walking trail as we make our way up to the Little Sugarloaf. With fantastic views crossing the summit of little Sugarloaf. We will drop down on to more forest trails making our way down to kilruddery estate before making our way up for Bray Head with fabulous coastal views. While staying on the high trail we’ll pick up the Belmont Way Trail and make our for windgates and back to the Belmont Demesne.

Moderate hike
Distance 12km
Open hillside
Trails.

This Guided Hike is €20 per person.
Places must be booked in advance.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
Hiking clothing
Waterproof gear
Hiking boots
Hat gloves
Lunch snacks water.

To Book your place or for Enquiries contact wicklowmountainsguide@mail.com
Or call Damien on 089 464 7889

Route May Change In Event of Bad Weather.

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Feb
29
Sat
Lugduff & Spinc
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am

Join us on our hike of Lugduff & Spinc
On the Saturday 29th February.

We will meet at Glendalough Visitors Centre at 10am
From here we will take a section of the Wicklow Way to the Polunass Waterfall .
The name Poulanass is taken from the Irish ‘Poll an Eas‘ which means ‘hole of the waterfall’.
Continuing on the Wicklow Way from here on our way up on to Lugduff. Once at Lugduff Summit there are great views of both sides of the valley. From here we will take a small section of the new Miners Way Trail on our way down to the Spinc and continue on forest trails on our return to Glendalough.

All our Guides are Qualified Mountain Leaders

Moderate hike.
Distance approximately 15km
Forest trails,Open mountain,Broadwalk

What You Need To Bring
Waterproof gear.
Hiking boots.
Hiking clothing.
Lunch, Snacks & Water.
Hiking Poles.

This hike is €20 per person.
Limited to 12 places

Contact wicklowmountainsguide@mail.com
For Booking or Enquiries. Or you can message us on WhatsApp 089 464 7889.

Route may change in the event of bad weather

(There is fee for the carpark
At the visitors centre of €4.)

Mar
14
Sat
Lugnaquillla Guided Hike
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us on our Lugnaquillla Guided Hike
14th March. Start 10am Finish 4pm
Meeting point Glenmalure Baravore carpark 10am.
Fom here we will take forest tracks on route to Fraughan Rock Glen and continue on our way to Lugnaquillla Summit. Great views looking back down the glen. We will have a few short breaks on way up. We will have lunch at Lugnaquillla summit before making our way to Cloghernagh Summit and descend to the Zigzag Trail. A short road walk back to the Baravore carpark.
All the Guides are Fully Qualified Mountain Leaders.

Lugnaquilla[Log na Coille, meaning “hollow of the wood”) at 925 metres (3,035 ft),

Distance 16km
Grade Hard
Open Mountain & Trails.

This Hike is 30 euro per person
Booking in Advance only
This Hike is limited to10 people

What You Need To Bring
Good hiking boots
Waterproof gear
Warm Hiking clothing
Hiking poles & gaitars
Snacks Lunch Water
Hat & gloves

For Booking or Enquiries contact wicklowmountainsguide@mail.com
when booking leave your name and contact details. Or call damien on 089 464 7889

Route may Change in the event of bad weather

Apr
4
Sat
Camaderry & Turlough Hill
Apr 4 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Time: 10.30 am – 4.30 pm

Meet at Visitor Centre Glendalough @ 10am.

From here we will make our way for Camaderry Mountain, through forest trails,  till we hit the open mountain side with great views on our way to the summit.

Camaderry (Irish: Sliabh Céim an Doire, meaning “step/pass of the oak-wood.)

From Camaderry Summit we will make our way for Tourlough Hill (Turlough Hill, also known as Tomaneena, is a 681-metre-high mountain in County Wicklow and site of Ireland’s only pumped-storage hydroelectricity plant. The power station is owned and operated by the ESB and can generate up to 292 megawatts of electricity at times of peak demand.)

Leaving Turlough hill we will make our way down to the St Kevins Way Trail returning to Glendalough on this trail and passing an old mining works on the way .

This hike is approx 17km.
Moderate Hike
Open Mountain.
Trails.

What you need to bring

Hiking waterproofs.
Good hiking boots
Hiking warm clothing
Hat & gloves.
Food Snacks, Water for the day.

This hike is €25 per person.
Must be booked in advance.

Route may change in the event of bad weather.

Contact wicklowmountainsguide@mail.com for Booking or Enquiries.

Apr
11
Sat
Scarr Mountain Guided Hike @ Meet at Glendalough Visitors Centre
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Join us on this fantastic Summer
Guided Hike.

Meeting Point Glendalough visitors centre.
Starting 10am / Finishing 4:30 pm

Fantastic hike of Scarr Mountain starting in Glendalough & making our way on the senic Wicklow way trail through forest trails to Paddock Hill. We will leave the Wicklow way at this point. And make our way for Scar Mountain and on to the summit which is (641m). We’ll have lunch here with fantastic views. After lunch lunch we’ll start to make our way Kanturk Mountain with views of luggala estate & loughdan lake. Many scene’s from The Vikings TV series shot in these area.
We’ll make our down from Kanturk and finish our hike in loughdan. Where we’ll be transferred by bus back to Glendalough.

This Hike is approx 16km
Wicklow Way Trails
Open Mountain
Moderate hike

This Hike is €25 per person
Which includes transport back to Glendalough

What You Need To Bring
Hiking clothing
Waterproof Hiking gear
Hiking Boots
Snacks lunch water
Hiking Poles & Gaiters Optional

Contact wicklowmountainsguide@mail.com for booking or Enquiries