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Walks & Hikes

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

theaa.ie  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.

Emma

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.

Niall

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

Jun
2
Sun
Devils Glen Mindfulness Meditation Walk
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am

Meeting point Devils Glen Carpark 9:30am.
Location sent on booking.

A mindful hike is just like a “normal” hike full of fun,chats and exercise, but with added pauses to appreciate nature using mindfulness practices. A hiking leader experienced in nature meditation will guide you with various techniques to switch off your head and switch on your senses. Stopping to breathe and be present to the birdsong, breeze and beauty all around will boost your wellbeing and set you up for the week ahead like nothing else!

What Gear You Need To Bring
hiking boots, waterproof gear, hiking clothing.
lunch snacks water. Any medication you may need.

Terrain – Woodland Paths & Trails
Level – Easy. 6.5km

This event is €30 per person.

Contact us on wicklowmountainsguide@mail.com
for booking or enquiries. Or contact us on WhatsApp 089 464 7889 Leave name & number when booking.

All walks led by Qualified leaders Rec 3 first Aid & Insured.

Damien – Wicklow Mountains Guide

Maulin Mountain & Powerscourt Waterfall
Jun 2 @ 9:45 am – 3:00 pm


June Sunday 16th.
Meeting time 9:45am. Finish time approx 3pm. Location sent on booking

This guided hike will take us through a mix of trails & open mountain side.Taking in the fantastic Powerscourt Waterfall and Maulin Mountain and sections of the Wicklow Way.
Plenty of chats & stories along the way about the area.

Distance – 13km Loop. Terrain – Trails & Open mountain side. Grade – moderate.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
Hiking boots, Waterproof gear, Hiking clothing
hat gloves, Sunscreen, Hat, Lunch snacks water 1.5L. Any medications you may need.

This guided hike is 30 euro per person.

To book or enquires contact wicklowmountainsguide@mail.com or what’s app message 089 464 7889
Route May change in the event of bad weather.

Damien – Wicklow Mountains Guide

Jun
8
Sat
Camenabologue & Table Mountains
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Meeting point Baravore Carpark Glenmalure.
10am start time – Finish Approx 4 pm.
Location sent on booking.

Camenabologue (Irish: Céim na mBulóg, meaning ‘step or pass of the bullocks’

Leaving the car park we will take the Table Mountain Track route to Camenabologue Mountain which will be our first Summit of the day. With a lunch break at the summit, at 758 metres (2,487 ft), Fantastic views of Lugnaquilla and surrounding mountains from here ( Weather Permitting).
After lunch we’ll take in the summit of Table Mountain is a 702-metre (2,303 ft).
From here we’ll take a mix of trails on our return to the carpark.

Grade – Moderate
Terrain – Mix of trails & bog.
Distance – 16km

This Guided Hike is 30 euro per person.

What you need to bring.
hiking clothing, hiking boots, hiking waterproof gear, gloves hat, gaiters, hiking poles optional.
lunch snacks water 1.5L.

Contact wicklowmountainsguide@mail.com
for booking or enquiries, leave name and contact when booking. Or what’s app message 089 464 7889

All hikes are led by Qualified Mountain Leaders
Rec 3 First Aid & Insured.

The route may change in the event of bad weather.

Jun
16
Sun
Derrybawn Ridge & Cullentragh
Jun 16 @ 9:45 am

Meeting point. Free carpark Laragh

Meeting point. Free carpark Laragh Village, Co Wicklow. Beside the Gaa Grounds.
Time 9:45am

This Guided Hike will have a mix of woodland trails , open mountain side. With stunning views of Glendalough Valley as we reach Derrybawn Summit. As we cross the ridge we will see our next summit at Cullentragh Mountain. A short break here. Before we make our way down to Glenmalure Valley with a few hidden gems along the way.
We will have approx 45 min at the Glenmalure Lodge before our pick up.

Grade – Moderate
Distance – 15 km
Terrain – Woodland trails & Open Mountain

This Guided Hike is €35 per person.
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Transport provided for us to return to Laragh.

What you need to bring.
Good hiking boots, hiking clothing, waterproof gear, sun screen, water 1:5L lunch snacks.
Any medication you may need.

Contact us on wicklowmountainsguide@mail.com
for booking or Inquiries. Leave name & number when booking.
what’s app message 089 464 7889

The Route may change in the event of bad weather.