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What People are saying

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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

Downs Hill Guided Hike
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am

June Friday 28th June.Starting time 10 am.
Location sent on booking.

This guided hike of Downs Hill is a loop. Mostly on good forest trails. With some great views of the surrounding areas.

The Glen of the Downs is situated between the ancient Bronze Age Hillforts of Coolagad and Downshill, both of which are around 3,000 years old. These forts were once the strongholds of Sitric Silkenbeard, the King of Dublin, and Uagaire, the King of Leinster. Unfortunately today There is little to nothing left of the Hillforts. Plenty of chats throughout the hike.

This hike is at a leisurely pace, suitable for beginner hikes.
Minimum numbers required for Hike to go ahead
max numbers 12.

Special Offer for this hike.
This guided hike is at €15 per person.

Duration 3½ hours
Terrain – Mainly forest trails & minor back road.
Grade – easy to moderate.
Distance 9 km

What you need to bring.
hiking boots or trail shoes, Waterproof gear
hat sunscreen lunch snacks water. Any medication you may need.
Hiking poles optional.

To book or enquires email
what’s app message 089 464 7889
Leave a note when paying by PayPal.
Name hike & contact number.

BrayHead & Littlesugarloaf Guided Hike
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am

Bray Head & Little SugarLoaf Guided Hike
Sunday June 30th
Meeting Place Kilruddery Estate Bray Co Wicklow
Meeting time in the carpark 10am.

Leaving here, we’ll take a section of the Belmont Way Trail as we make our ascent for the Little Sugar loaf. As we reach the summit, great views inland of the Wicklow Mountains and coastal views. We’ll descend through forest trails as we make our way through the Kilruddery estate before making our way up for Bray Head with fabulous coastal views. While staying on the higher trail making our way to the opposite side of Bray Head towards wind gates and back to the Belmont Demesne through woodland trails. Plenty of chats throughout the day of the history and wildlife.

Grade – Moderate
Distance – 13 km
Terrain – Open hillside, Trails.

This Guided Hike is €30 per person.
Places must be booked in advance.

This hike limited to 12 places.

Hiking clothing
Waterproof gear
Hiking boots
Hat gloves
Sun screen
Lunch snacks water
Any medication you may need

To Book your place or for Enquiries contact
Or what’s app message
Damien on 089 464 7889
When paying by PayPal please leave your name & contact number.

All hikes are Led by Qualified leaders & Insured.

Route May Change In Event of Bad Weather.


Sally Gap to Lough Dan
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am

July Sunday 7th.

Meeting point Luggala carpark opposite entrance gates or Luggala estate. 10am.
Location sent on booking.

This guided walk will take us on a short section of the Wicklow way. Then a viewing point of Luggala estate & Lough Tay. Before we drop down in to the Luggala estate. Taking a trail to lead us to Lough Dan. Crossing the Inchavore river and on to a hidden beach in the Valley.
plenty of chats and stories along the way.
This guided walk is mostly on tracks & Trails. Many scenes from the Vikings & Valhalla TV series was filmed in the Estate and in Lough Dan and surrounding areas.
We will finish this walk in Loughdan where we will get transported back to the carpark.

Distance – 13 km
Terrain – Tracks & Trails.
Grade – Moderate Walk.

This guided walk is 35 euro including transport back to Sally Gap carpark.

Minimum numbers required to go ahead is 5
max places 12.

Trail runners or hiking boots
hiking walking clothing, waterproof gear sunscreen, lunch snacks water. Any medication you may need.

for bookings or enquiries. Leave a note name number and hike when booking through PayPal.

Route may change in the event of bad weather.

Tonelegee Mountain & Mall Hill
Jul 14 @ 9:45 am

This Hike will take us to the shoreline of the heart shaped lake ( Lough Ouler). A short break here before we start our ascent to the Summit of Tonlegee 810 metres. While taking in the stunning views from the cliffs looking down on the Heart Shaped lake. After Lunch we’ll drop down from Tonlegee Mountain and make way for Mall Hill on our return to the carpark.

Meeting point Glenmacnas Waterfall 9:45am.
carpark. location sent on booking

Tonelagee (Irish: Tóin le Gaoith, meaning ‘backside to the wind’ at 817 metres.

Terrain – open mountain, trails, bog
Distance- 12km.
Garde – Moderate Hike.

This guided hike is 30 euro per person.
Pre booking only.

What you need to bring
hiking boots, waterproof gear, hiking clothing, sunscreen hat gloves, lunch snacks. Any medication you may need.

To book this hike contact
or what’s app message to 089 464 7889

Route May change in the event of bad weather

Lugnaquillla Guided Hike
Aug 3 @ 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.
Starting at 10am.

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 we will make our across to Cloghernagh Summit at a height of 800 meters. A short break here before our descend to the Zigzag trail and down to the road in which we’ll have short road walk back to Baravore carpark.

Distance 16.5km
Terrain. Trails & open mountain.
Grade Hard hike
loop Hike.

This Guided Hike of Lugnaquilla is
35 euro per person. And 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.
Snacks lunch Water 1.5 L.
Sun screen Factor 30/50.
Please bring hand sanitizer & mask.

Enquires email
or call Damien on 089 464 7889 Or you can message me on WhatsApp.

Route may change in the event of bad weather.

Brockagh Mountain Guided Hike
Aug 4 @ 9:45 am

March Sunday 31st.Meeting point Brockagh Wood car park 9:45am  Location sent on booking.From here we will have a short walk to Brockagh Woods before we take in forest trails as we make our ascent for Brockagh East Summit (470)m with fantastic views of Glendalough Valley along the way. At the summit there are also great views of the Glenmacnass Waterfall in the distance. After a short stop, we’ll leave our first summit and head for Brockagh Mountain main Summit at a height of (540m) with views of Camaderry, Turlough Hill & Tonelagee.Leaving the summit we’ll descend to Forest trails leading us back to laragh.All our Hikes are Guided by Qualified Mountain LeadersGrade – Moderate hike,Distance 13km,Terrain – Trails & Open MountainLoop hike.What You Need To BringHiking waterproof gearGood hiking bootsWarm Hiking clothingSnacks Lunch waterHiking poles optionalGloves & HatAny medication you may needThis Hike is €30 per person.Booking in Advance your name & contact number when booking.Contact wicklowmountainsguide@mail.comfor bookings0r whatsapp Damien on 089 464 7889Route May Change In Event Of Bad weather.If our dates do not suit, you can hire a guide for your group for a date that suits you.