Wicklow Way Walking Trail, Entire Route Map and Guide, Dublin and Wicklow, Ireland

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: January 20, 2014
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Wicklow
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance173.07 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude46 m
  • Peak628 m
  • Climb3656 m
  • Descent3692 m

The entire Wicklow Way is a moderate to strenuous 4 to 10 day (130 km) long distance walking and hiking trail in Counties Dublin, Wicklow and Carlow and one of the most popular National Waymarked Trails in Ireland. The Wicklow Way route officially begins in Marlay Park in Dublin, through County Wicklow and ends in the village of Clonegal in County Carlow but it can be done in either direction and you can join the route at any number of points along its length. View the route map below and on our Free App. Photo: Lough Tay

Lough Tay

The Wicklow Way trail is well signposted with the universal yellow 'walking man' symbol and directional arrows to show you the way. It is typically completed in 5–10 days with low-level walking in Dublin, to more strenuous mountain walks in Wicklow and finishing with walks on rolling countryside in Carlow.  The Wicklow Way consists of mountain trails, country paths through fields and forests and quiet side roads . The route has much to offer with many attractions to see and plenty of things to do and places to stay along the way.

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The entire route is normally broken down into 6 main walkings stages of equal length. However, we have broken these longer main stages into shorter parts (shown below and at the bottom of the page) to allow everyone irrespective of fitness or time available to experience one of the best and most popular walks in Ireland.

  1. Wicklow Way - Stage 1 - Marlay Park to Knockree (20.5km)
  2. Wicklow Way - Stage 1 - Part 1 - Marlay Park to Glencullen, Johnny Foxes (12km)
  3. Wicklow Way - Stage 1 - Part 2 - Glencullen, Johnny Foxes to Knockree (8.5km)
  4. Wicklow Way - Stage 2 - Knockree to Roundwood (21km)
  5. Wicklow Way - Stage 3 - Roundwood to Glendalough (13km) 
  6. Wicklow Way - Stage 4 - Part 1 - Glendalough to Glenmalure 
  7. Wicklow Way - Stage 4 - Part 2 - Glenmalure to Moyne (21.5km)
  8. Wicklow Way - Stage 5 - Moyne to Shillelagh (30km)
  9. Wicklow Way - Stage 6 - Shilleagh to Clonegal (19.5km)

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Great Places to Stay on the Wicklow Way (coming soon)

  • Glencullen Accommodation 
  • Knockree
  • Roundwood
  • Glendalough
  • Glenmalure
  • Moyne
  • Shillelagh
  • Clonegal
  • Other Places to stay near the route

Special Places to Eat and Drink on the Wicklow Way (coming soon)

  • Marley Park
  • Glencullen 
  • Knockree
  • Roundwood
  • Glendalough
  • Glenmalure
  • Moyne
  • Shillelagh
  • Clonegal
  • Other Places near the route

Other great Things to See and Do on the Wicklow Way (coming soon)

  • MClimbing, Zip lining and other activities 

There are plenty of routes available, so find a route that is right for you or your group. Plan your walk by estimating you walking time, checking the weather and the sunrise sunset times on our website https://www.activeme.ie/useful-info/planning-a-trip/ and please remember you are only as fast as the slowest member of your group!

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions to any of the stage start points and our detailed maps and GPS on our ActiveME iPhone and Android App to find and follow the walking route live on screen and keep on track. At all times, our maps and App should be used in conjunction with proper map and compass navigation techniques.