Wicklow Way

Ireland Ireland

Worth knowing

The Wicklow Way runs for a length of 128 kilometers through Ireland.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 6 days to walk the Wicklow Way.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail you are self-sufficient.
But at irregular intervals (at least every few days) there is the possibility to buy food.
This needs to be planned accordingly and it can only be recommended to contact the aid stations and check the opening hours.

You can stay overnight in guesthouses/hotels along the way, on campsites and in a tent/tarp.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Wicklow Way

128 km
Elevation gain
3.950 m
Elevation loss
4.000 m
Highest Point
White Hill / 631 m
Lowest Point
50 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
128 km
3.950 m
4.000 m
White Hill
631 m
50 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Wicklow Way
  • in guesthouses/hotels along the way
  • on campsites
  • in a tent/tarp
Solitude on the Wicklow Way
Moderate contact with other people and only occasionally with settlements

The best time to hike the Wicklow Way is:


Arrival to the Wicklow Way

You will arrive via Dublin Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus. Duration approx. 1 hours.

Departure from the Wicklow Way

Departure is via Dublin Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Taxi. Takes about 4 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Wicklow Way

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