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Hill Walking

Kippure Estate in County Wicklow is perfect for a memorable walking break and exploring the Wicklow Mountains on foot.  Beautifully located, surrounded by an endlessly undulating tapestry of hills and glens, dominated by changing skies where the feeling of wide open space is ever present…  Let the landscape and atmosphere of this magical corner of Ireland work its spell on you… 

The estate is within easy reach of all major walking areas of County Wicklow, some great walks even start right at the doorstep…  Walking routes in Wicklow are generally uncrowded, so that it is a pleasure to meet and chat to other walkers.  The local people are friendly, hospitable and helpful.  Walk into any pub or ask for
directions along the way and you will likely find yourself deep in conversation - a welcome that is still fresh and unaffected.

Hillwalking Wicklow
Hillwalking Wicklow

The shape of the land…  The Wicklow Mountains form the largest mountainous area in Ireland and offer great natural diversity. The landscape of the coastal plain contrasts sharply with that of the windswept mountain peaks, dramatic glens and scenic glacial valleys, which yield to more gentle hills in the south of the county. Two of the highest passes in Ireland run through the Wicklow Mountains - the Sally Gap and the Wicklow Gap - both provide access to walking routes to the east and west of the county.

Whether you just want to relax and allow us to organise everything or whether you prefer to explore on your own, we can help and advise: 

  • Walks at Kippure Estate
    – Pick up our walking map and start exploring! Our 240 acres private estate is a rural idyll and a paradise for nature lovers. The map outlines tracks that meander through truly stunning scenery, ancient woods and moorland habitats.  Find little corners of wilderness that seem to have sidestepped the twenty-first century… 

  • Hire a Walking Leader - with a competent leader on your side you will feel secure and at ease wherever you go, not have to worry about anything.  All our leaders are Irish Mountain Training Board (BOS) approved. They are experienced and mature, approachable and informative - and have a passion for nature and the great outdoors.  Booking through our office.

  • Go for a Ramble – pick up the Wicklow Walking Guide from our office.  This colourful and informative little booklet features 13 easy walks in County Wicklow, complete with maps and route descriptions.  Enjoy a wander through authentic villages, mature woodland and green farming pastures - and there is an exciting coastal walk too.  The booklet is particularly handy for families with kids.  Free of charge.

  • Independent Walking Holidays - enjoy the freedom, flexibility and choice of a self-guided walking break.  Go at your own pace, relax, marvel at the views and stop to see the sights along the way.  Just three minutes walk from your accommodation there is easy access onto wild open mountain country via our private bridge across the River Liffey.  Our experienced staff will be happy to help you choose the walking routes most suited to your group's interests, experience or fitness. 

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