Join us on a hike and discover the Hidden Gems in Wicklow

Walks & Hikes

What People are saying

Introduction to Navigation

Thanks for a super day Damian, we all learned so much and are looking forward to putting our new found skills into practise. See you in the hills soon

Roundwood Whizzers Group

It was really enjoyable and rewarding  AA Ireland employees find some great ways to bond, and we have a very active Sports & Social Committee that is always coming up with inventive ways for the team to get together.

This past weekend, AA staff from across every department in the business got together to climb Sugarloaf under the guidance of @wicklowmountainsguide

“We climbed to the top of Sugarloaf within a few minutes, and thought that it was tough, but not too bad until we realised we had only walked up the easy part and there were another three hours ahead, but it was really enjoyable and rewarding and a great way to meet with new and existing colleagues,” said AA Ireland’s Niamh Ferguson.

Niamh Ferguson

Scarr Mountain Sunset Hike

Thank you so much Damien For A Wonderful Guided Hike And Keeping Us Safe On the Mountains It Was A Pleasure Hiking With You Highly Recommend.


Damien has extensive knowledge of the region and safety is always his priority

It was a pleasure to work with Damien from Wicklow Mountain Guides. Damien helped me plan a very special and important day at Tonaglee and Lough Ouler. Damien has extensive knowledge of the region and safety is always his priority. He delivered exactly what i was looking for and I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an expert guide in the Wicklow mountains and further afield”

Jordan Wylie

TV Adventurer & Bestselling Author

I look forward to doing many more hikes with Damien

Just a quick line to say thanks to Damien for organising another beautiful hike. This sunday we did a hike of Kanturk & Scarr Mountain in Wicklow. Despite the weather at the beginning of hike I thoroughly enjoyed it!!  It’s just great to be out again. Damien is hugely experienced, knowledgeable and passionate regarding each hike he does. I look forward to doing many more hikes with Damien.


We can’t wait to go again

Thank you to Damien for an amazing hike through some beautiful scenic routes, we can’t wait to go again
#spinc  #Lugduff #Mullacor #DerrybawnRidge #Stunning.

Maura Murphy

Damien made this trip very memorable

Aloha, My friend and I traveled 2 Ireland to hike The Wicklow Way. It was a bucket list trip 4 me! We stayed at The Loughdan House with Sean and Theresa. I had planned 4 us 2 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 r novice hikers in International hiking. Damien is a great guide, he is very knowledgeable of this area! Everyday he was with us from beginning to end rain or shine or fog! Different terrain and challenges for 2 women from Hawaii. 7000 miles from our tiny island. Beautiful terrain and he he gave points of interest. I had read the book and never imaged how beautiful this area is. Damien made this trip very memorable and I would not hesitate to return and use his expertise to hike other places. We even made it 2 four pubs and learned to drink pints of Guinness! It is great that Sean and Theresa at Loughdan House use Damien as a guide. Mahalo from The 50th State.

Pixie S. Bickel

We look forward to continuing hiking in Wicklow with Damien

We have done a number of guided hikes in Wicklow with Damien. 💯recommend Damien without hesitation for an expertly guided hike, with a relaxed approach, catering for all levels of fitness with care and consideration. We look forward to continuing hiking in Wicklow with Damien (WicklowMountainsGuide).

Paddy & Val

Altogether a great experience

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

I would recommend WicklowMountainsGuide

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

Upcoming Events

Croaghanmoira Mountain Guided Hike
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am

April 28th Sunday.
Meeting point: Drumgoff carpark Glenmalure.
Location sent on Booking.
Starting time 10am.

Croaghanmoira (Irish: Cruachán Mhaigh Rath, meaning ‘little stack of Moira’) at 664 metres (2,178 ft).  Croaghanmoira is situated in the far south-east corner of the Wicklow Mountains range, and sits on its own small massif with several other lesser but well known peaks, separated from the nearby larger massif of Lugnaquilla.

The summit of Croaghanmoira has a distinctive “pyramidal” profile..

Distance 13km
Grade Moderate

This Guided Hike will take in sections of the Wicklow Way other trails & open hillside. With stunning views on a good day.

What you need to bring
hiking boots, waterproof gear, Hat gloves, warm hiking clothing, lunch snacks water,
any medication you may need.

Contact for booking with your name and contact number.

All hikes led by Qualified Mountain Leader
Rec 3 Certified First Aid & Insured

This guided hike is 30 euro per person.
Place limites to 12.

Route May change in the event of bad weather.

Lugnaquilla Mountain & Cloghernagh Mountain
May 5 @ 10:00 am

Join us on our Guided Hike of Lugnaquilla Mountain & Cloghernagh Mountain.

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

Meeting point: Baravore Carpark, Glenmalure Co Wicklow starting at 10am sharp. Location sent on booking.

Leaving the car park we’ll make our way up through foresty trails leading up to the scenic Fraughan Rock Glen and head up along beside the waterfall to open mountain as we make our way for the Summit of Lugnaquilla at 925 meters. Glen of Imaal Army Firing Range will be to our right. On the clear day views are stunning, we’ll take lunch here at the summit weather permitting. Leaving lugnaquilla summit we will make our way across to Cloghernagh Summit at a height of 800 metres, then descend to Arts Lough and on to forest trails with a short road walk back to the car park.

Distance 16.5km
Terrain. Trails & open mountain.
Grade Hard hike
loop Hike.
This Guided Hike is 35 euro per person.

Full mountain gear is required.
What you need to bring
Good hiking boots
Hiking clothing, no jeans.
Hiking waterproof clothing
Hat & gloves.
Hiking poles and gaiters. optional
Snacks lunch Water 1.5 L.

To book or Enquires contact
Call Damien on 089 464 7889 or you can message me on WhatsApp.  Leave your name and contact when booking.

Route may change in the event of bad weather

Guided Lugnaquilla Sunset Hike
May 18 @ 6:00 pm

Our aim is to reach the summit of Lugnaquilla for the sunset. Returning as the darkness creeps in.

Starting at Drumgoff Carpark Glenmalure
Location sent on Booking.
Starting time 6pm.

Leaving the car park we’ll make our way on forest trails until we reach the open mountains, taking in Carrickwaystick Mountain on route to Lugnaquilla Summit. A short break at the Summit to take in the Sunset. (Weather permitting of course)
We will return in the darkness so the Head torch is essential for this hike.

Distance – 17km
Terrain – Open Mountain & Trails
Grade – Hard / Strenuous.

Limited to 12 places Only.
Pre Booking Only
Min numbers apply required to go ahead.

Good Hiking boots, weather proof gear, head torch, spare batteries, Food Snacks water, Hat gloves, Hiking clothing. Any medication you may need.
Poles & gaiters optional.

This Guided Hike is 35 euro per person

Contact for booking with your name & number.

All hikes are Led by Qualified Mountain Leaders & Rec 3 First Aid Certified.

Damien – Wicklow Mountains Guide