Route: St. Kevin's Way (Ireland)

Submitted by Patrick Ward on Sat, 04/24/2021 - 05:05pm
Co. Wicklow, IE
26 km
Vertical Gain
591 m

St Kevin’s Way follows in the footsteps of St Kevin through the hills of Wicklow to the monastic ruins in Glendalough. The main start for the route is Hollywood, however you can also start the route in Valleymount. The route is well marked and takes you through a wide variety of landscapes as it climbs towards the Wicklow Gap. From here the descent brings you to Glendalough and monastic ruins. The journey later became a route of pilgrimage for visitors to Glendalough.It is one of a series of medieval pilgrim paths developed as walking trails by the Heritage Council.

Grade: Difficult, the route is marked with Yellow arrows
Distance: 26km
Total height climbed: 600m
Highest point: 470m
Terrain underfoot: Forest trail, country roads, mountain paths
Notes: This is a long route with some very remote parts, there are no shops etc along the route.

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