Category Archives: Lowland Walk

Devil’s Glen (or the ‘Nick with Mick loop’)

Poetry, Sculpture, & Beauty…

• Above: Waterfall, Devil’s Glen

The frightening roar of the waterfall produced the name ‘Devil’s Glen’, as the river was mightier before the damming to produce the Vartry Reservoir.

•  Above: Devil’s Punchbowl, Devil’s Glen

This will be a forest loop in the Devil’s Glen much of which follows the course of the Vartry River. We will combine the Waterfall Walk and maybe the Seamus Heaney Walk. Heaney is said to have found inspiration in these woods.

There is also some wonderful woodland sculpture pieces en route.

Deerpark Trail – Maulin Trail linkup via the Wicklow Way

This guided walk links two trails and is generally moderate with a few strenuous bits and provides great views of neighbouring Maulin, Djouce, and the Deerpark Valley,

the Great Sugar Loaf, plus Powerscourt Waterfall where the Dargle river plunges 121m (or 398ft in ‘old money’), and is the highest waterfall on the island of Ireland.

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