Glendalough Hike - Wicklow Mountains

Glendalough Hike - Wicklow Mountains

Ireland
Ireland

When Is the Best Time

Start the white hike at midmorning counter-clockwise for incredible views most of the time and the best light. 

Weather

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.

Crowds

Summer is the peak season. It’s less busy in spring and autumn.

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Location and Tips

Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains
Ireland
Ireland

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.

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Micha Herber-Bleich
Micha Herber-Bleich
I love adventurous trips and my husband…