The Most Popular Long Distance Walking Routes in Ireland

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Mild weather, friendly locals and stunning scenery make Ireland the perfect place for a long hike. With a fabulous network of National Trails, covering a variety of distances and spread across the whole island, there’s no better way to get to know this charming country than by heading out on your own two feet. But … Read more The Most Popular Long Distance Walking Routes in Ireland

Dublin

Dublin has been my adopted home for many years, Dublin and Ireland have been kind to me. When I first came here I would hear natives complaining about how rough the city centre could be on a Friday and Saturday night. However, I am originally from Glasgow and Dublin has nearly always felt safe to … Read more Dublin

Wicklow Way

The Wicklow Way, Ireland premier long distance walking route begins in Marlay Park. It was Irelands first long distance way marked trail. It is still the most popular even though there are many more way-marked trails now in Ireland. The route is 132km long, from the start at Marlay Park in the south Dublin suburbs … Read more Wicklow Way

Glendalough

I have spent many great days out at Glendalough and walking in the surrounding hills. Glendalough is about one hour by bus or car from Dublin. There are a couple of different routes to get here – see the Glendalough tours page for directions. Glendalough has become famous in part to St Kevin, however it … Read more Glendalough

Walking Holidays in Ireland

Mourne MountainsThis is an unashamed plug for a friend who runs a walking holidays company.  Macs Adventures arrange hill walking tour and cycling holidays all over Europe.  Being a bit of a hill walker myself this gets my interest.

However I first thought when looking at walking holidays – Why would I pay for someone to arrange this for me?  I am the eternal student, in my head anyway, and I think about the cost of things.  But on second thoughts I discovered that I am not so right in this.

For about the same price of doing it all myself, phoning dozens of Bed and Breakfasts and trying to get a reasonable price, having one that is the right distance from the last one – so that I get a good long walk during the day, and having a B&B that caters to hill walkers – well I begin to see the sense in having someone else do all this work for me.

For example, if you are walking the West Highland Way in Scotland, you have to sit down and work out how far you intend to walk each day and if there is a B&B at the point you want to stop.  The other point is the rucksack.  Why carry you own all day, when included in the holiday you can have someone ferry it to your next stop and all you have to carry is a reasonably light daypack.

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