"Vital reading for anyone intending to walk all or part of the Wicklow Way" - Helen Bligh on Amazon.co.uk
The Wicklow Way is Ireland’s first and most popular Waymarked Way, running between Marlay Park (Dublin) and Clonegal, 81 miles (130 km) to the south-west. It offers varied and scenic walking on the flanks of the rugged Wicklow mountains with loughs and waterfalls, passing historic buildings and hospitable villages. Much of the route lies over 1600 feet (500 metres) giving glorious views. Lower sections run through forests and farmland, over a mixture of tracks, roads and pathways rich in wildlife.
Our third edition was released after the author rewalked the route in August 2019. It has many route updates, some never published before, 95 colour photographs and 13 pages of detailed mapping at 1:35,000. Despite having more pages (72 pp), it is lighter and more rainproof than ever.
This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy the Wicklow Way:
- detailed route description, updated in 2019, with distance, terrain and food and drink
- the secrets of how to book accommodation to avoid walking extra distances
- concise background on history, geology and wildlife
- extended 6-page feature on the monastic city of Glendalough
- planning information for travel by car, train, bus or plane
- in full colour, with 95 colour photos.
- detailed route mapping on 13 pages (1:35,000)
- on rainproof paper throughout.
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Excerpt from online review
This book gives a very comprehensive description of the route and contains much relevant additional information and many fine photographs.
See www.wicklowway.com for more
Excerpt from review in "Irish Mountain Log"
This is a really excellent guide to the Wicklow Way ... No-one should get lost if they follow the instructions in conjunction with the five-panel drop-down map and the waymarked signs on the ground. ... It has a special extended section about Glendalough, a rather good potted history of Ireland, and sections on geology, flora and fauna. ... A walker not familiar with Wicklow will certainly find everything they need there.
Review by Brian Gilsenan, IML Summer 2003, page 44
Excerpt from 5-star Amazon review
This is vital reading for anyone intending to walk all or part of the Wicklow Way ... Packed full of useful, interesting and informative advice as well as essential maps and marvellous photography, the book is set out in a clear and concise manner. It can be used as either a practical guide full of helpful tips and must-know facts or just an absorbing read. This is the third Rucksack Reader I have read, and they just keep on getting better.
Helen Bligh, London at Amazon.co.uk