Heritage Walk In West Wicklow (Postponed)

Heritage Walk In West Wicklow (Postponed)

Wicklow Uplands Council in partnership with Wicklow Local Sports Partnership, are delighted to announce a planned guided heritage walk titled  ‘A Journey to 1870’s Lacken’ . Initially scheduled to take place on October the 24th, this event has been postponed to a future date due to changes to the Covid Measures.

The first in a series of free, planned Heritage Walks to be held across County Wicklow in the coming months, this walk follows the mountainous route once taken by the communities of Lugnagun and Blackrock to Lacken, where the nearest church, school and other amenities could be found.

Led by local guide Alfie Zeller, the event links with the recently restored Mass Paths, and passes numerous examples of abandoned settlements and historical sites, each with their own intriguing tale to tell.

Participants will also visit a megalithic tomb constructed during the Neolithic Period around 3,300BC – one of several known megalithic sites in the area, with the passage tombs of Seefin, Seahan and Seafingan located on nearby slopes.

Climbing up to the ridgeline between Lugnagun and Sorrel Hill, the panoramic views that take in the Wicklow Mountains National Park and the Blessington Lakes, provide a vista stunning setting for the occasion.

The event is free, open to everyone above the age of 12 and promises to be an informative, fun and enjoyable experience with plenty of stories and anecdotes shared along the route.



Covid 19 measures such as social distancing, will be stringently implemented to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all involved.
As per the current Level 3 restrictions, this event is only open to residents of County Wicklow.

In line with the Covid 19 measures on outdoor gatherings, the organisers need to carefully manage the number of attendees, so if you would like to attend, you MUST confirm your interest and also receive a confirmation to secure your place.

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis with booking closing at 5pm on the 22nd of October. 

Please correspond by email: bdunne@wicklowuplands.ie or phone: 01- 2818406. 



The linear route requires participants to independently arrange two parts to their transport logistics. Firstly meeting at Lugnagun (exact details to follow) at 9.45am followed by a second car or prearranged lift at 12.00pm outside the community centre in the village of Lacken.

The organisers request that interested parties be mindful that the route involves an incline that will be moderately strenuous and on uneven terrain.

Walking shoes or runners suitable for mountainous terrain must be worn.

We also suggest that you bring water and dress appropriately for the weather.


To learn more and to read additional IMPORTANT INFORMATION on these events, please visit this  LINK HERE.

A special video project has been created to acknowledge and celebrate much of the built heritage around the locality of Lacken. It offers a visual tour of the points of interest and for those interested in the guided walk event, it highlights some of the sites we’ll be visiting.

We hope you may enjoy it as much as we did making it.

Please Read More On The Video Project