Bray Head, Belmont Demense, Little & Great Sugarloaf Walk

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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.

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East Coast Nature Reserve – Birdwatch Ireland

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Officially opened in 2009, the East Coast Nature Reserve is our largest reserve covering 92ha. It forms part of the extensive Murrough Wetlands, an important coastal wetland complex which is designated as a Special Protection Area and Special Area of Conservation. Originally, the grasslands were intensively farmed, with tree-lined watercourses and a conifer plantation growing within the fen. Now, following management through an EU LIFE project between 2003 and 2007, the reserve offers a variety of habitats, from rare fen to wet grasslands to birch woodland, which can all be explored on foot through marked walking trails and observation hides.

Limited parking is available at the main entrance to the reserve along Sea Road (turn left after the Castle Inn, Newcastle) or the coastal car parks at either Six-mile or Five-mile Point. There are marked walking trails between each entrance that offer good views over the whole area; please keep to these trails for your own safety and to avoid disturbance to the wildlife. Please do not open gates or climb over fences. Grazing animals are present throughout the summer months. Please respect the wildlife and other visitors and refrain from bringing dogs onto the reserve, other than Guide dogs.



Glenroe Farm

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A Great Day out for all the family

The farm offers close and easy access to a wide variety of farm animals and pets and is both educational and fun. The farm uses best practice animal welfare and the care of the animals is under the guidance of Kilcoole Animal Hospital (small animals) and Ballyorney Vets (larger animals).

Included are Farm Animals, Farm Fowl, Pets Corner, Aviary, Playgrounds, Nature Walk, Fairy Garden, Farm House Exhibits, Coffee Shop, Picnic Area & lots more

The farm is nestled between the Sugar Loaf and the sea and has fabulous views and a nature walk which runs through the working farm taking visitors to a magical Fairy Garden in the woods.  The farm is ideally located just off the N11 along the coastline of North Wicklow and south of Bray and Greystones.

Farm Safety Guidelines are available at Reception as well a map of the farm. The farm is laid out in an easy to follow plan and is wheelchair and buggy accessible with baby changing areas and a wheelchair toilet.

COVID 19 UPDATE: We are open for PRE-BOOKED VISITS ONLY at the moment, so be sure to pre-book your visit HERE .  Stay safe!

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From Dublin and all points North.

Take the M50/N11 southbound, exiting at Exit 11 (for Greystones/Kilcoole). Follow the signs for Kilcoole and on entering the village of Kilcoole take a left for Glenroe Farm (signposted).

By Public Transport

Dart: Take the Dart to Greystones and take a bus (No. 84a) from outside the dart station to Kilcoole. Get off at the first stop in Kilcoole (Lotts Lane) and follow the signposts for Glenroe Farm (about a 5 minute walk).

Bus: Take the 84a bus from Dublin City and get off at the first stop in Kilcoole (Lotts Lane) and follow the signposts for Glenroe Farm (about a 5 minute walk).

From Wexford and all points South.

Take the N11 northbound for Dublin. Take Exit 11 (for Greystones/Kicoole). Follow the signs for Kilcoole and on entering the village of Kilcoole take a left for Glenroe Farm (signposted).


Greystones Way

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The Greystones Way is an 8 km trail from Greystones Rail Station, up Whitshed Road through the Edwardian Burnaby, past ancient Kindlestown Castle, Kindlestown Heights, Bellvue Hill, Kindlestown Woods, Ballydonagh with lovely mountain views, Glenview N11 overbridge, Quill Road and on to Kilmacanogue where it meets the Sugarloaf Way around the west side of the mountain.

There it meets the Sugar Loaf Way (yellow arrows) around the west side of the mountain. Marked by white arrows on black marker posts in rural areas and attractive finger signs in urban areas. It is well served by public transport too – Greystones DART, Dublin Bus Numbers 184, 84 Glenview 184 bus, Kilmacanogue 45a, and Bus Eireann number 133.


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Bray Greystones Cliff Walk

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One of the highlights of walking in Wicklow. This linear walk takes you from Bray to Greystones along the stunning coastal path. The path is well maintained and you can return by light rail (DART) to the start point. Greystones has plenty to offer the hungry walker after beautiful views and a range of marine wildlife.  From Bray start, there is a path leading to the top of Bray Head offering stunning views of the Irish Sea, The Wicklow Mountains and Bray.


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Delgany Walking Trail

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The Delgany village is buffered by a variety of woodlands with vistas opening up southwards across the valley. Delgany Village, an archetypal rural enclave, is located beside Greystones overlooking the Three Trout Stream valley just off the N11.

We welcome you to enjoy Delgany Heritage Village Walking Trail.

You start your walk in the heart of the Village at the information unit opposite The Wicklow Arms. Delgany has many heritage features, places of interest and walking trails. The website is a guide to the village and the heritage walk.

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Mass Path

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  • 4.4km there and back again (1 hour)
  • Grade: Class 3
  • Elevation change: less than 20 metres
  • Waymarking: green arrows
  • Dogs allowed on a lead

This historic walk leads from Kilcoole to the parish church of Kilquade. The Mass Path features beautiful views of the countryside, an old walled garden, Kilquade church, and at the turning around point an opportunity to stop at a garden centre café for refreshments.

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