2 01, 2021

History aplenty between Woodenbridge and Avoca

By |2021-05-17T17:33:41+00:00January 2nd, 2021|Ireland, Wicklow|0 Comments

Woodenbridge to Avoca – a roadside walk that delivers history and scenery. And a footpath for the entire walk, so that’s not a bad 4km outing (actually, it's 3.6km!). Woodenbridge lies between Arklow and Avoca, at the meeting of the rivers Avoca, Aughrim, and Goldmine. The Goldmine river gives a hint [...]

10 11, 2020

Clara Vale loop walks are a woodland wonder

By |2021-05-13T12:37:39+00:00November 10th, 2020|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wicklow, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

Clara Vale loop walks are a hidden gem in Co Wicklow, nestled between Rathdrum and Laragh. We stumbled across it in October (before the lockdown, thankfully), after going across the narrowest bridge I’ve ever seen! The River Avonmore flow along on the eastern boundary of Clara Vale Nature Reserve. From the trail [...]

12 06, 2020

Coolmelagh waiting to be discovered

By |2021-05-13T12:45:46+00:00June 12th, 2020|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wexford, Wicklow, Ireland's Ancient East|4 Comments

You’ll find the Coolmelagh looped walks between Bunclody in north Wexford and Carnew in south Wicklow. You’ll also find stunning views of the Wicklow hills, which makes these Coillte and Wexford Walking Trail routes so worthwhile. From various vantage points, you can see the surrounding countryside of Wexford, Carlow, and on up [...]

17 03, 2020

Tomnafinnoge Woods an oak treat in Wicklow

By |2021-05-13T12:47:58+00:00March 17th, 2020|Ireland, Wicklow, Ireland's Ancient East|2 Comments

Tomnafinnoge Woods near Tinahely, Co Wicklow, are a walker's treat. I'm biased, as I live near them, and regularly walk beneath the umbrella of oak trees. Winter or summer, you can seek cover or shade here. There are three walks at this end of the woodland, and the River Derry will keep [...]

20 01, 2020

Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk wins top award

By |2021-05-13T12:52:24+00:00January 20th, 2020|Ireland, Wicklow, News, Ireland's Ancient East|0 Comments

The Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk in Co Wicklow has just won a top award! It's been named Ireland's No. 1 Local Attraction in the Irish Independent's 2020 Reader Travel Awards. When my other half and I lived in Bray over 20 years ago, the Bray to Greystones cliff walk was a [...]

2 12, 2019

Glen Beach Cliff Walk, Wicklow – see the seals!

By |2021-05-13T12:56:08+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Ireland, Celtic Routes, Wicklow, Ireland's Ancient East|2 Comments

Glen Beach is a great addition to walking trails in Wicklow. Pic: Visit Wicklow It's not every day you see grey seals but we saw them at Glen Beach Cliff Walk, one of the best places to walk in Wicklow! The walks kicks off on the outskirts of Wicklow town, and heads [...]

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