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Wicklow Mountain Views – The Newsletter of the Wicklow Uplands Council.
Issue No. 30 – Summer 2019
The uplands regularly see cycling, trail and adventure race events happening throughout the year. The varied, natural setting and proximity to Dublin and other urban centres, are of course some of the reasons the area is popular, however, the quality of the trails and the challenge that the inclines offer are also part of the appeal.
A new arrival to the calendar this year, is Ecotrail Wicklow, a trail running event which takes place on Saturday, September the 28th.
Starting and finishing at Bray Seafront, participants have the choice of four different trail distances – 18km, 28km, 45km or 80km – to suit novices through to ultra-trail runners. Each of the routes ascend into the uplands and include well known natural landmarks such as Bray Head, Great Sugar Loaf, Powerscourt Waterfall, Vartry Reservoir and Lough Tay.
County Wicklow is now the 10th European destination to host an Ecotrail event and it’s expected that it will attract considerable European and international interest.
More information can be found by visiting www.wicklow.ecotrail.com
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