Taking place over the October Irish Bank Holiday weekend, the Footfalls Wicklow Walking Festival take place from 25th – 28th October 2013.
Offering a selection of walks for all levels, from the more challenging to the relatively easy, all walks are guided by experienced walking leaders that will impart knowledge of the local history as well as flora and fauna f the area.
Most of the guided walks will take place in the National Park, which covers around 90,000 hectares and boasts some of Europe’s oldest peat boglands and some of Ireland’s native mammal species. An area of heather covered mountains and rich woodlands, the National Park in County Wicklow, known as “The Garden of Ireland” is renowned for its beautiful scenery and for providing the perfect backdrop to a variety of walking challenges.
Over the weekend there are plenty of walks and activities for all walking enthusiasts that have made the journey to Wicklow from all over Ireland and those that made the special trip to Ireland for this festival, such as a photography workshop, a Nordic Walking experience, traditional music and songs and a night hike on the Friday of Brockagh Mounting, which departs from the Glendalough Hotel at 8pm.
For those walkers on Ireland vacations and not familiar with the area but are heading to Wicklow for the Walking Festival, the festival base is situated at the Brockagh Resource Centre, which is at the centre of the Wicklow Mountains, on the road between the villages for Laragh and Glendalough.