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Wicklow Way
Jacquetta Megarry  
14 August 2017
UK price £11.99
64pp, 145 x 220mm, 190g

Wicklow Way

(2nd ed)


Jacquetta Megarry

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"Vital reading for anyone intending to walk all or part of the Wicklow Way" - Helen Bligh on

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. 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.

This second edition was last revised in 2017 and has many route updates, extra photographs and new options for accommodation.

August 2019: we are down to our last dozen copies, all are brand new but some are not quite pristine so we have brought in a sale price of £7.99. However,  if you don’t need this guidebook for immediate travel, we suggest you await our third edition, expected by 30 September (cover price £12.99). For advice and more info, please Contact us.


This guidebook contains all you need to plan and enjoy the Wicklow Way:

  • detailed route description, updated in 2017, 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 80 photographs.
  • drop-down map of the Wicklow Way in five panels (1:100,000)
  • on rainproof paper throughout.
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2.1 Glendalough
3.2 Glencree to Oldbridge
  • The Triton fountain, Powerscourt Gardens, near the Wicklow Way

    Credits: © Bord Fáilte

  • Huntington Castle, Clonegal

    © Jacquetta Megarry

  • Lough Tay, seen from the Wicklow Way

    © Jacquetta Megarry

  • Rolling hills near Oldbridge, from the Wicklow Way

    © Jacquetta Megarry

  • Osbourne's traditional pub, Clonegal

    © Jacquetta Megarry

  • Marlay Park, south Dublin, start of the Wicklow Way

    © Jacquetta Megarry

The Triton fountain, Powerscourt Gardens, near the Wicklow Way

Credits: © Bord Fáilte


Excerpt from online review

This book gives a very comprehensive description of the route and contains much relevant additional information and many fine photographs.

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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

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