Wicklow Way (Lackan Wood)

Trail description

Heading south from Curtlestown Wood, the Wicklow Way follows the approach road to Lackan Wood. Having entered the wood, the Way follows the forest road on a fairly level surface.  After some fifteen minutes, you reach a viewing point with attractive views to the south of Glencree Valley and Maulin Mountain. There is also a bench close by for those who wish to have a quick rest.  A little further on, the forest road loops back and ascends up the hill. At this point, the Wicklow Way diverts off the road and descends through the wood, via a narrow rocky path,  to the minor public road that cuts through this section of the wood. This descent is quite steep in parts and would require appropriate footwear for grip, particularly in wet weather. On crossing the minor road, you enter the wood again and follow the forest road for about 5 minutes at which point you will see the sign for the Wicklow way diverting you off the road to the left.  A further brief but fairly steep descent takes you down to the banks of the Glencree river. The Way now takes you on a very pleasant route along the rivers edge until you cross over the river via a wooden footbridge. Having crossed the river, you have now entered Crone Wood and a further ten minutes will take you to an entrance to Crone off a third class road. The Wicklow Way continues to the left along the road where it meets the main car park entrance to Crone Wood.

Trail Name: Wicklow Way (Lackan Wood)
Recreation Site: Lackan Wood  [view site]
Trail Start Point: Entrance to Lackan Wood
Length:3.5 km
Time: 70 mins
Degree of Difficulty: Moderate   View Trail Grade Definitions
Metres Climb: 80
Attributes: Linear Trail (Point A to B)
Finish Point: Entrance to Crone Wood west of main Crone Car Park
Trail Way marking:yellow