Wicklow Way (B'funshoge)
The Wicklow Way is Ireland's oldest way marked trail. The trail extends from Marlay Park in Dublin to Clonegal on the borders of Wicklow and Carlow covering a distance of 127 kilometres (79 miles).
To join the Wicklow way from the Glenmalure Inn take a right at the crossroads. Just before reaching Coolalingo Bridge the Wicklow Way enters Carrigurthna forest as indicated by way marked signs.
After an initial moderate climb the path becomes more level, following the contours of the valley. Breaks in the forest provide panoramic views up the valley. After the approximately 3.75km it is possible to turn off the trail to join the Miner's path back down into the valley to Ballinafunshoge carpark, alternatively continue on to Glendalough ascending the Glenmalure Valley. This offers excellent views along Lugduff ridge and then norththwest to Art's Lough, Fraughan Rock Glen and Lugnaquillia (Wicklow's highest mountain)
There is also an extensive forest road network for those interested in leaving the beaten track. When venturing into the hills visitors are advised to be equipped with waterproof clothing, strong shoes or boots, a drink, map and compass.
|Trail Name:||Wicklow Way (B'funshoge)|
|Recreation Site:||Ballinafunshoge [view site]|
|Trail Start Point:||Glenmalure Inn|
|Degree of Difficulty:||Moderate View Trail Grade Definitions|
|Attributes:||Linear Trail (Point A to B)|
|Finish Point:||Miner's Path|
|Trail Way marking:||yellow|