Category archives: Wicklow

Powerscourt Waterfall

Powerscourt Waterfall
Powerscourt Waterfall is part of the Powerscourt Estate and is located 6km from Powerscourt House. The waterfall stands at 121m (397ft) tall and forms part of the River Dargle. The closest town to the waterfall is Enniskerry which is 5km away. A lot of sources (visitwicklow.ie, discoverireland.ie and powerscourt.com among...

Wicklow’s Bray Head Cliff Walk

Wicklow’s Bray Head Cliff Walk
The Bray Head Cliff Walk is a wonderful trail. The walk is easily accessible with numerous public transport options available to get to Bray. The route starts from right in the town which means you have loads of great options available for both pre and post walk food and drinks....

Hiking Lough Ouler

Hiking Lough Ouler
Fresh from a battering by rough weather conditions on my recent climb up Slieve Gullion in County Armagh, I decided to disprove the theory that things can only get better. Hiking Lough Ouler had the same battering gales plus the added nuisance of a couple of heavy hailstone showers. To...

Devil’s Glen Walks

Devil’s Glen Walks
The Devil’s Glen Walks are located about 10 minutes drive from the village of Ashford. Ashford sits just off the M11 and as such makes it easily accessible from Dublin. Devil’s Glen offers two trails for walkers; the 5km Waterfall Walk and the 4km Seamus Heaney Walk. Both routes meet...

Climbing Silsean

Climbing Silsean
I recently wrote about walking stage one of the Wicklow Round. Silsean is the 8th peak on the Wicklow Round route. Having experienced some difficulties on the descent from this mountain I wanted to return and get an idea of how climbing Silsean should be done properly. The Mountain Silsean...