Things To Do

In Glendalough

Set in the heart of the Wicklow mountain, you won’t be short on activities and hikes in Glendalough during your visit. We can advise you on the best routes to walk while staying in the Glendalough, watersport activities such as SUP and kayaking or perhaps trail runs through the mountains! 


What To Do In Wicklow

Visiting Glendalough is a magical experience, whether coming out here for the day or perhaps spending an evening or two in the heart of the Wicklow mountains, you’ll be sure to find something for everyone.

At the Wicklow Heather, we are happy to advise and recommend a variety of outdoor activities and accommodation available in and around the area of Glendalough. And, if you decide a hike or mountain bike experience is not the thing for you, there are plenty of beautiful scenic drives on your doorstep.

If you are planning a visit and are looking for some local knowledge, feel free to get in touch and we’d be happy to help!

Hiking In Glendalough & Wicklow

Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Mountain Bike Rentals & Tours

Trail Running In Wicklow

River Kayaking In Wicklow

Scenic Drives In Wicklow

If you are lucky enough to visit the Garden of Ireland, we do recommend getting out on foot and exploring all that this wonderful county has to offer. That being said, there are days when sitting in your car and cruising through the mountains is a much more relaxing way to spend the day.

Coming from Dublin to Glendalough, your most scenic drive is through the Sally Gap, a beautiful 27km drive straight across the Dublin and Wicklow mountains. On this drive you will take in some incredible views of the Guinness Lakes, Luggala mountain, Lough Tay and Djouce Woods. Please note, the Sally Gap can be very dangerous and sometimes inpassable during winter months so plan your trip in advance!

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