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wicklore
2010-06-12 23:42:19
"The Wicklow Way" from wicklore Expand pics
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Notes on the Wicklow Way
Hi Senior. Make sure to grab ahendroff's generous offer! It would be hard to find a more diligent and experienced walker to learn from. He is also a trained Mountain Leader so you will be in safe hands!

In relation to the Wicklow Way - there are some pretty good guides available. EastWest Mapping offer a really detailed series of guides and maps that also provide interesting information on buildings, people and history of the areas you pass through. I also used the Rucksack Readers guide to the Wicklow Way which is available in Easons. This offers fairly precise and detailed directions along the Wicklow Way, which will be really useful on the stretches that are missing the Waymarker posts. Between the EastWest Mapping and Rucksack Reader guides you will have a pretty good set of guidance material!

Speaking of Waymarker posts - the Wicklow Way is long (127 or 132 kms long depending on which source you believe). Inevitably there are missing Waymarker posts and even sections that have been re-routed since the guides were written. Make sure to source the latest guides, and perhaps enquire with the National Waymarked Ways Advisory Committee at the Irish Sports Council for up to date information.

The half way point of the Way is just to the south of Glenmalure. The sections from Dublin to Glenmalure are the busiest, particularly from Crone Wood to Glendalough. After Glenmalure however it becomes extremely quiet, and 65 or so more kilometres await you. Most of the Wicklow Way is on distinctive paths, tracks and road. There are sections like Djouce Mountain that cross open bog and could be a navigation challenge in poor weather. One of the biggest challenges however is ensuring you follow the route correctly at every one of the myriad of forest track junctions.

Last but not least - be sure to plan your accommodation properly. There are not always nearby places to stay along the Way, and planning in advance can save a lot of extra walking. Many B & B's etc will collect you from, and drop you back to the Wicklow Way if requested.


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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 18 hours ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 18 hours ago.
Visited in 2014. There's a sandy beach and a solid pier with slipway and a picnic table facing the mainland. The road from the pier all the way thru the village is a robust concrete one, but it's ...

  
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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep 21 hours ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

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ewen 2 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

  
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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep 21 hours ago.
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simon3 3 days ago.
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jackill 3 days ago.
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Knockroe: OMG - I forget to check the MV page!
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