For the perfect walking holiday in Ireland join Sean Byrne at Lough Dan House for guided and independent walks along the Wicklow Way

For 25 years Sean and Theresa Byrne have hosted Guided and Self-Guided Walking Holidays in the Dublin / Wicklow Mountains National Park, and beyond.

Each day of your walking holiday has been painstakingly developed over many years taking account of expectations of visitors who come here to experience nature at its very best, the dramatic Mountain scenery,  Lakes, Rivers, Valleys, Moorland, stunning Landscapes and ancient Woodlands.

Based in Lough Dan House, a comfortable 4-star Farm Guesthouse in a remote rural setting, you can enjoy full-board accommodation, bed-breakfast, pack lunch and evening meals as well as transport from arrival at Dublin airport or other location to departure.

Sean and Theresa know the area and its history better than most.  We take immense pleasure in sharing the our home and countryside with guests to ensure a Walking Holiday with us will exceed your wildest imagination.

A hiking vacation in Ireland for 3 to 10 days on the Wicklow Way and other remote paths in the uplands is the perfect way to really discover Ireland. You are away from the crowds and busy places. The people you meet have time to greet you with a friendly word. Enjoy the solitude and appreciate the nature and the beauty of the landscape.

What’s included in all walking tours:

  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Packed Lunches
  • Laundry and Drying Facilities
  • Transport from arrivals at Dublin Airport or City to your accommodation
  • Transport to and from your walks daily and for social evenings
  • Your return to Dublin City or Airport
  • Most Walks Available All Year

Award Winning Guesthouse Accommodation in Wicklow

Bord Failte 4 Stars  TripAdvisor Excellent

Walking Routes

The Wicklow Way (132 km) is the oldest established walking route in Ireland, situated in the Wicklow Mountains National Park, which is the largest upland region in Ireland and rises to a formidable 925m at Lugnaquilla peak. You will appreciate the rich nature and heritage, flora and fauna, and unique habitats. You will learn the folklore of the area, listen to stories of people and characters that lived here and indeed still live here.

The St. Kevin’s way, a 30 km pilgrim path for Hollywood to Glendalough through the Wicklow Mountains National Park and rolling Farm-land.

The Wicklow Uplands Way, 45 km walk Bray seafront to Rathdrum, a spectacular walk along the eastern slopes of the Wicklow Mountains.

The Coastal Walk, 28 km, sensational seaside walk, starting at Bray seafront, passing the towns of Greystones, Kilcoole and Newcastle to finish in Wicklow town.

Altogether, 235 km of safe way-marked routes to choose from, there are many easy to difficult mountain walks you are welcome to explore, we will provide all necessary supports you need to complete as many of those unmarked routes you choose.

Driving time from your base at Lough Dan House to all walking routes is a maximum 45 minutes journey.

Guided Walking Tours & Independent Walking Holidays

Guided Walking Tours in Ireland

From: €1,025


Independent Walking Holidays in Ireland

From: €445


A few words from our customers…

Wonderful Holiday…can’t wait to go back…

Beautiful location and only an hour from Dublin makes this soooo perfect: and we couldn’t have felt more welcome. This Guesthouse is absolutely charming, rather like a very superior ski chalet, very cosy and spotlessly clean. Crackling log fire every night, magnificent views, tons of maps and walking equipment was helpfully supplied. . . Food is superb and beds luxurious. Lovely big rooms, proper bath in the ensuite not just a shower which is very thoughtful after a rainy day in the hills. .. we met some lovely guests, and Sean and Teresa are the perfect hosts. Very helpful suggestions with walks and nothing seems to be too much trouble . . . thoroughly recommended although I am tempted to keep this a secret. .. . shhhhhh .. . . .

Stunning Location!

We stayed three nights at Lough Dan House in the Wicklow Mountains is an ideal location to explore this wonderfully picturesque area of Ireland. On arrival we were warmly welcomed by Teresa who showed us to our room which overlooked Lough Dan in the valley below. The house and room were immaculately clean. The evening meal with free wine was excellent as was the full Irish breakfast on offer each morning. The house is very secluded and surrounded by open countryside. The Wicklow way runs close to the house making it an ideal overnight stop for walkers. A five minute drive takes you to the Village of Roundwood with many good pubs and restaurants.   A resident fox made two appearances just outside the lounge at the front of the house. There are badgers nearby, although we did not see them. Swallows and house martins swoop around the house and various warblers sing in the wooded area at the rear of the house. Theresa and Sean were always on hand to give advice as to the best places to visit. Overall a great place to stay or a peaceful retreat or a base to explore this wonderful area. Highly recommended.

Warm and friendly…

Stayed a night while walking the Wicklow Way in early October. We arrived wet and tired from a long cold and foggy day. Sean and Theresa welcomed us like family. They got our wet things from us to put in the drier, and by the time we arrived in our room, there was a bottle of wine waiting.  After we spent some time settling in, we went down for a great dinner, more wine and some friendly talk in front of the fire. In the morning, Theresa fed us a fine full Irish breakfast before they sent us off nicely dried out and with a tasty lunch for our walk. Lovely place. Great people.

Join Us for a Memorable Walking Holiday

Wicklow Way Walking Hiking Specialists