Wicklow Uplands Council is an independent voluntary organisation representing over 50 diverse member groups and individuals in the Wicklow Uplands
1. Farmers & Property Owners
Farming and forestry have left a strong imprint on the Wicklow countryside. Generations of farmers have earned their livelihoods from the area and today remain an integral part of the uplands environment.
2 Economic Tourism
At the heart of the mountains lie the remains of the ancient monastic city of Glendalough which is one of the most frequented tourist attractions in Ireland
3 Environment & Recreation
The Wicklow Mountains are a Mecca for hill walkers and outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world and, with its proximity to Dublin City, the uplands are the perfect retreat from busy urban life
The Wicklow Uplands supports a network of thriving towns and villages and is home to some c. 33,000 inhabitants
The Wicklow/Dublin uplands are renowned as a spectacular area due to the diversity and quality of its landscape. Throughout this spectacular landscape there are numerous waymarked trails which cater for recreational users of all abilities. To demonstrate just some of what the Wicklow/Dublin uplands has to offer and the range of walking trails available a very small sample of trails are listed below.
The Avonmore Way
The Avonmore Way is a new walking route which follows a mixture of minor road and forest tracks and trails. Beginning in Trooperstown car park the […]
Tinahely Loop Walks
The village of Tinahely lies in the south of Co Wicklow just over an hour from Dublin. The village provides a fantastic base to explore the […]
The Wicklow Way
The Wicklow Way is Ireland’s oldest and most popular long distance walking route and offers a range of terrain and stunning landscapes […]
The Sugar Loaf Way
The Sugar Loaf Way starts at Kilmacanogue at the 1916 Commemorative Garden close to Kilmacanogue village. Crossing the R755 this trail winds its way […]
The St Kevin’s Way
St Kevin’s Way is a 30km trail beginning in Hollywood or Valleymount in West Wicklow and finishing in Glendalough. Following the death of St Kevin in […]
Roundwood Reservoir Vartry Trails
There are a number of beautiful trails around the reservoir with thriving wildlife, flora, fauna and mountain views […]
SUAS Pilot Project
The ‘Sustainable Uplands Agriculture-environment Scheme (SUAS)’ pilot project aims to use innovative means to develop practical and innovative solutions that will address the complex agricultural, environmental and socio-economic challenges associated with the land management of commonages and hill farms in the Wicklow/Dublin uplands.