Wicklow Mountains National Park

Wicklow Mountains National Park

Wicklow Mountains National Park
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StephenDublin
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Brilliant views looking North over Dublin, walking through valleys/glens with every changing scenery. East looking out over Dublin Bay and the coast. South and West over more hills and glens.
Following forest paths and way-marked routes in open country.
In open country away well-used paths in winter, spring and autumn the higher ground can be boggy, very damp marshland. In the high summer, heather can be ankle and knee deep which can be frustrating the walk in over a long period time.

West Wicklow: Dublin Bus no. 65 to Blessington (rare) small town on N81 road.
Arrives at Blessington Lakes (man-made resevoir to serve Dublin). It's an alternate route to walk into the mountains.
The Dublin Bus 65 and limited services further south to Ballyknockan village off the N81 road.

Dublin Mountains Way: 43km from Shankill to Tallaght (or reverse)
From Tallaght only Glenasmole resevoir walk ( maybe 2km) offers any green road walking before and after there are about 12 kilometres of walking through housing estates or country roads (can be exposed to walkers).

Safety: The altitudes are comparitivly small, but the area is isolated if any member of the group runs into diffiulty. Wear appropiate clothing and footwear,
Written July 1, 2021
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gringottsgoblin
dublin561 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
The Dublin and Wicklow Hills are a unique resource and Dublin is blessed with having a wilderness on its doorstep. If you are a visitor have a limited time and want a spectacular view of Dublin you would be hard put to beat the view from Three Rock Mountain. It is easy to get to as it is literally at the back of Sandyford and you can even drive almost to the top by parking in the Ticknock Forest Car Park. When you are at the viewing point ( you can see all the way to Northern Ireland and to Wales) and If you want to get more of a wilderness experience follow the track up to the Fairy Castle (which is a damaged prehistoric grave) and either go from there to Two Rock above Glencullen or trek out to Tibradden Mountain. The place is also steeped in history and nearby there are many prehistoric sites three of which include court cairn tombs in Kilmashogue and Ballyedmonduff and a cist tomb on Tibradden Mountain. All this less than 15km from the centre of Dublin. And that's only the one Mountain .. there are dozens.. like I said unique.
Written April 25, 2017
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JandB2012
Ireland18 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
As regular hill-walkers for many years in the Wicklow Mountains we are now discovering the Dublin Mountains and have been delighted to see how accessible they have become with the Dublin Mountain Way and the construction of boardwalks. Many locals and tourists are missing out on this vast, accessible and free resource - there are many walking groups and clubs that would gladly help novices to safely get a fast of walking the hills above us.
Written July 23, 2015
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GFM2013
Dublin, Ireland62 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
Visited Ticknock on Easter Sunday for first time in a few years. What stood out from the outset was the huge amount of cars all seeking out the minimal amount of parking. Add in hundreds of mountain bikers and a couple of thousand walkers and it made for a very crowded amenity. Is it sustainable? That remains to be seen. The views are glorious. There is a general effort to keep the place clean however the usual suspects let the side down.... dog poo and coffee cups. Why some people go to the trouble of using a doggy bag to pick up the poo and then throw the bag on the ground is beyond me. A complete lack of bins is also evident. Theres no escaping the fact that the Dublin Mountains, Ticknock included, is now a huge visitor attraction especially during the Covid pandemic. It needs to be properly and carefully managed to ensure it remains as unspoilt as possible and hopefully it doesn't just turn into a commercial cash cow for the chosen few. If crowds aren't your thing & its a quiet walk you are after, either early morning or late evening are the best times to avoid the masses.
Written April 4, 2021
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Michael D
Wexford, Ireland19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
I took the bus to Marley Park and walked the first section of the Wicklow Way to Knockree YH only 21Km with great views. Walk up to the German war graves in Glencree, worth every step of the 7km. Stay in the Hostel or ask them to get you a taxi to Enniskerry to catch a bus back to Dublin about 15 Euro.
Written January 21, 2015
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TemboOne
Toulouse, France283 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
Although their existence and name are often disputed, the Dublin Mountains strectch acrss the cty's southern fringe, with the best access from the Tallaght area and up through Bohernabreena. There are numerous little back roads and byways, often quite narrow and challenging. Our favourite and least known access is through Bohernabreena and along the west side of the water works. From there it is steady climb up through the Glenasmole Valley and the hillside above Cunard. Here the vantage points looking back over Dublin are numerous. at this stage you are close to the Dublin/Wicklow border and just a little past it is the highest mountain (Kippure) which actually lie inside County Wicklow.

It is possible to drive across the mountains to Glendalough within an hour, a vastly more pleasnt experience than the busy motorway!
Written October 16, 2013
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mickptre
Dublin171 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Low lying foothills overlooking Dublin and Dublin Bay, little in the way of public transport and car-parks that are often locked. Beware of car-thefts so leave nothing in view in your parked car. Poor sign posting and directions to the specific sections of the hills. Nice views and varied flora and fauna. Suits most fitness levels.
Written January 8, 2012
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Dave T
Ningbo, China225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Although called "mountains," hills would be more accurate. Lots of very enjoyable walks/hikes, with fantastic views across Dublin city and bay. Recommended!
Written January 5, 2023
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murphyla2018
Hobart, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Even when it rains, the Dublin Mountains are beautiful. On a sunny clear day the views are breathtaking. You can "feel" Ireland when you are up there.
Written December 7, 2019
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Papa2452
Halifax, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Went here on our 1-week motorbike touring holiday perfect day out with stunning scenery and views. We timed the visit perfectly as we had some really good weather and clear views, plenty of places to stop off and have a coffee and cake.The only thing we didnt like about Dublin was the prices of everything, very expensive.
Written November 10, 2019
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