guided walks in wicklow

Avoca Mines Guided Walk

Avoca Mines And Mottee Stone Tour

This guided looped walk is a wonderfully scenic walk in the heart of rural Ireland with lots of emphasis on the history and heritage of the Avoca area over the centuries.

  • Approx 15 km
  • 3-4 Hour Looped Walk

The pretty village of Avoca and its surrounds was once the workplace of Bram Stoker (of Count Dracula fame) and its population was dependent on the Woollen Mills.
Avoca mines and Mottee Stone TourHear how the copper mines of Avoca brought prosperity and many engineering feats to this valley. See the engine houses and chimneys dotted around and enjoy your tour of the Avoca Mill established in 1723 and Ireland’s Oldest Weaving Mill.
The area is also home to the Red Kite – an impressive bird of prey which became extinct for over 200 years ago but has now been re-introduced to the local habitat. You may get the opportunity to see a Red Kite or some of the many more types of wildlife and farming animals as you walk with us. Enjoy spectacular views over the Vale of Avoca and beyond.
Hear how Ireland’s national poet Thomas Moore chose the Vale of Avoca for one of his most memorable songs the Meetings of the Waters.

Avoca mines and Mottee Stone Tour
Avoca mines and Mottee Stone Tour

Classification: Easy/Moderate (a few hills to climb)
Meeting Point: Avoca Handweavers Mill
How to Get There: by car to Avoca or bus to Arklow with complimentary transfer to Avoca
Start Time: 10:00 hours
When:
Saturdays and Sundays
Booking:
Advance booking essential
Price:
Adult €25, Family Ticket (2 adults 2 children) €50
Packed Lunch: €5 pp (Hearty Sandwich and piece of fruit)
Included: Guided Walk, Tour of the Avoca Mill, Bottle Water and Snack Bar
EAI Map Ref: Avoca Handweavers Mill >>
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Full Moon Walk Enniskerry

Full Moon Walk Saturday 19th October

Full moon walksThe next Full Moon Walk will take place near Enniskerry Co Wicklow

  • Meet: Enniskerry at @ 6pm. (Beside the Clock Tower)
  • Cost €30 per person

These Full Moon Walks are an excellent opportunity to see beautiful landscape by the light of the moon.
The walks will be short 2-3 hr walks starting at 6pm in the evening during the Autumn/ Winter months.
You will visit some of the most scenic parts of Wicklow and Dublin, places such as Glendalough, Luggala, Djouce and many more. If you have never had the opportunity to do some night walking then don’t miss this as it’s an altogether different experience.
About the Walk: Maulin – Powercsourt Waterfall.
The walk will start from Crone Wood near Enniskerry.
This will be a 2 – 3 hr walk around the very scenic area of Glencullen and along part of the the Wicklow way by the Powerscourt Waterfall. From this walk we have wonderful views along Ireland’s east coast line and over Dublin bay. When we continue on the trail we drop down into Glencullen and along some forested track with plenty of wild deer and views across the south Wicklow mountains.
There is a nice short cut along the trail for those of you who wish to take very easy – a guide will be with you at all times.
N.B. The walk may alter depending on the weather conditions but meet up time and place will be the same.
After the walk we normally head back to the Old Forge Pub in Enniskerry to catch up and enjoy a pint.
All the guides on theses walks are fully qualified and trained so you are in safe hands.You will also be trained on the skills of night navigation, gain some knowledge of the stars and you could even experience a night time rainbow.
These walks are very popular so early booking is essential to confirm your place.
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