Bray Head, Belmont Demense, Little & Great Sugarloaf Walk

By September 3, 2020Walks


This beautiful show presented by Wicklow native and dedicated walker Pól O Conghaile, reveals underexplored paths, new access routes and until now, inaccessible trails in his home county.  The route includes rugged mountain climbs, flat and quiet forest paths, rich farmland and country roads. The trail, which can be completed in a day, for the experienced walker, or broken into shorter walks, reveals what is best in Wicklow landscapes from breathtaking sea vistas to magnificent rural views stretching across fields, mountains and skyscapes.     Pól begins the walk early in the morning on Bray Promenade, climbs up over Bray Head; a much quieter route than neighbouring paths; quite quickly ascending into an almost rural setting with wide views across five counties.  He continues down along quiet, well marked ways into Belmont Demesne.

Belmont Demesne has recently been opened to the public, who can connect their walk from Bray Head along a new access route onto the Little Sugarloaf.  Enjoying an exhilarating turn with Fat Bikes Adventures, based in Belmont Demesne,  Pól then continues past Arthur’s Barn, on foot to the Little Sugarloaf accessing it along a newly laid path which brings walkers around the side of the mountain. Chatting to some other walkers en route, Pól then descends along quiet roads to Kilmacanogue and onwards along the old Viking trail which skirts the side of the Great Sugarloaf where he completes his walk.  Walkers familiar with the Little Sugarloaf and Bray Head will delight in this lovely, new, marked trail which adds a further new route to Co. Wicklow’s ever growing network of walks.

Watch the show here 

or more walks (including the Bray Greystones Cliff Walk) are here

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