Wicklow Way Walk, Stage 4, Glendalough to Glenmalure

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Wicklow
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance20.09 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude129 m
  • Peak566 m
  • Climb551 m
  • Descent543 m

A great moderate to strenuous 4.5 hour (14.5km) walking route from the picturesque and world famous monastic site of Glendalough to Glenmalure taking in the, wooded slopes of Derrybawn, Poulanass Waterfall and scenic Glenmalure Valley. This is the first part of Stage 4 on the Wicklow Way. 

The entire Wicklow Way is a moderate to strenuous 4 to 10 day (130 km) long distance walking trail in Counties Dublin, Wicklow and Carlow and one of the most popular National Waymarked Trails in Ireland. The walking 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.

The trail is well signposted with the universal yellow ‘walking man’ symbol and directional arrows to show you the way. It is typically completed in 5–7 days with low-level walking in Dublin, to more strenuous mountain walks in Wicklow and finishing with walks on rolling countryside in Carlow.  The route 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.

The entire route is normally broken down into 6 main walkings stages of equal length. However, we have broken these longer main stages into shortern parts (shown 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.

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. Feel free to send us your photos and add you own star rating, comments or suggestions below.