We know all of the best running trails in Glendalough and Wicklow and our team are happy to advise you on your own running adventures while staying at the lodge. Wicklow is famous for trail and road running with complicated hills, beautiful scenery and stunning well-marked trails.
Ireland doesn’t have the high mountain ranges, internationally known trail races and huge swaths of raw wilderness that typically attract trail runners. But it does offer unexpected gems that should put it high on any trail runner’s bucket list: historic paths, beautiful national parks, warm and friendly people, a lack of predatory animals and, most importantly, great pubs.
The full Wicklow Way is a 127-kilometer (79 miles) journey through Ireland’s 5,000-year history, including ancient tombs, sites of worship, early Christian settlements, remnants from the days of Vikings and Normans, rebel strongholds, majestic mansions and vestiges of industry.