When Is the Best Time
Start the white hike at midmorning counter-clockwise for incredible views most of the time and the best light.
Ireland's temperate climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. The summer is mild and damp, the winter is cold and wet. Extreme temperatures don't occur and snowfall is rare. The highest temperatures in summer ranging between 17-20°C/64°F and 68°F. June and July are the driest months. However, precipitation in Irland is common. The best months for travelling are from April until October.
Summer is the peak season. It’s less busy in spring and autumn.
Best Months to Visit
Location and Tips
Glendalough is part of the Wicklow Mountains National Park, also called the valley of the two lakes. There are several well-marked hikes at Glendalough. We did the white one which starts at the Upper Lake. It's an easy walk marked with white arrows. The hike is 9 km long and takes 3-4 hours. The views are spectacular; therefore, it took us more time to enjoy the beautiful landscape. The last part leads through a forest with a steep descent and steps and ends at a waterfall. You can walk the trail in trainers, but some parts are wet, and they may soak. Don't forget a rain and windproof jacket. The trail is exposed most of the time.