Enniskerry, Djouce to Lough Dan – Distance 42 kilometres
Terrain: forest paths, and mountain tracks, deep valleys, lakeshore, rivers and open farmland.
Grade moderate – some steep descent on tarmac and green roads to lakeshore, small areas of soft ground in the valleys.
The walk covers a section of the Wicklow Way from Krone wood to Pier gates and includes some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland.
We pass through Luggala estate where ‘Brave heart’, ‘PS, I love you’ and many other famous films were made. This is home to Gareth De Brun, champion for the preservation of traditional music in many of his adopted countries and a member of Ireland’s most famous brewing families ‘Guinness’.
Your tour starts when we meet you in Dublin Airport or other destination in the city centre. Following a spectacular 1 hour drive over the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains, crossing Featherbed, Sally-gap and stunning Luggala, we arrive at, Lough Dan Guesthouse. Over 300 metres up in the Mountains overlooking Loughdan, the largest natural lake in the east coast of Ireland.
This will be your base and home for the duration of the tour. After settling in and some refreshments we take an afternoon walk which will give you a feel for the days ahead.
Route, Wicklow Way, Glencree to Pier Gates, moderate to strenuous
Distance 16 kilometres, terrain; mainly forest tracks and mountain paths some boardwalk, good underfoot and exposed in places
Grade moderate, ascent white hill 630 metres if you include summit of Djouce Mountain 725 metres.
Splendid views of Loughs, Mountains and Valleys punctuated by a day made strenuous by gradient, terrain and exposed moor land. A challenging and most rewarding day’s walking.
Route, Lough Dan House, Wicklow Way and circuit of Lough Dan
Distance 16 kilometres.
Terrain: country roads, forest paths, lakeshore, green roads and open farmland.
Grade moderate – some steep decent on tarmac and green roads to lakeshore, small areas of soft ground in the valleys.
The walk covers a section of the Wicklow Way from Old Bridge to Pier gates and includes some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland. We pass through Luggala estate where some of the finest herds of Sitka and Fallow deer will be seen. The walk continues through Inchavore valley and finishes back at Lough Dan House where we started from.
You will depart Lough Dan House next morning after breakfast. We leave you at Dublin City or Airport and look forward to seeing you and your friends for another visit another time.
€345 per person sharing
+€65 Single supplement
“We found the exact vacation we wanted with only a short 7 days in Ireland.
I had been searching the internet for a self guided hill walking tour of the Wicklow Mnts and nothing seemed to set right. Too expensive, too short, accomodations that seemed to sterile etc…and then I found the Lough Dan House with Sean & Theresa as hosts!
Worked perfect for me and my husband. We flew in from JFK on an overnight flight. Their son, Peter was waiting at the airport for us and drove and answered all of our typical tourist questions. Sean & Theresa welcomed us in and a lunch quickly packed and we were out for our first walk! We spent the following days walking, returning in the afternoon and relaxing with a glass of wine and good conversation and then a wonderful dinner. Note: I am a vegan and husband not and both our meals were sumptous. One of our best vacations!”