Beauty & History…
Djouce (725m) with wonderful views of Lugalla (Fancy) early on…
Rendezvous at above location from where you will drive to the start point, for this guided hike and history walk which will include panoramic views along with local history. The pace will be moderate.
This walk also includes a section of the Wicklow Way boardwalk near Lough Tay (a film location for ‘Vikings’ and ‘Excalibur’).
For more details and to rsvp follow this link: https://www.meetup.com/MikesWicklowHikes/events/242789770/
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.
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.