Dublin, Ireland

Glendalough Trails

Joe King

The Walking Trails of Glendalough are part of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Located 50 km south of Dublin, it’s a great spot for a destination run. The gorgeous glacial valley features buildings dating back to the 10th century and an early Christian monastery. There are many km of wonderful road and trail running opportunities in this area. The area is also home to numerous trail races and events.

Flickr: Vladimir Zhakarov

For running, this map & brochure is very helpful. There are nine designated ‘walks’, which range from easier roads & trails to more challenging hiking/hill running. The trails are categorized easy-ramble-hillwalk. Some of the easier trail running opportunities include the Miner’s Road Walk, part of which is along one side of Upper Lake, and the Green Road Walk, mainly flat along part of Lower Lake.

Essentials
  • Depends on trail chosen
  • Depends on trail chosen. There are some flat areas around the lakes, but generally hilly
  • 50 km south of Dublin. Access: car, or St. Kevin’s Bus Service runs two buses a day to Glendalough

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Dave
3 months ago

Fake image. That tower is not located there. This was photoshopped.

Essentials
  • Depends on trail chosen
  • Depends on trail chosen. There are some flat areas around the lakes, but generally hilly
  • 50 km south of Dublin. Access: car, or St. Kevin’s Bus Service runs two buses a day to Glendalough