Walking Holidays in Ireland
An island in the Atlantic Ocean 80 km to the west of Britain across the Irish Sea, Ireland stretches 500 km from its northern to southern tips. Full of fascinating myths and legends, Ireland is a land of rich history and culture. With a population of 3.96 million this is a land famous for its welcoming pubs, music and oratory tradition.
The interior is largely made up of flat countryside, raised bogs and gentle rolling hills - a perfect setting for a walking holiday. The contrasts continue; from the bustle of a crowded Dublin street to the calm of a country pub with the sound of "the Craic," bodrum and fiddle flowing out into the street, like the velvet-creamy Guinness flowing into a pint glass.
WHEN TO WALK IN IRELAND
The Atlantic Ocean is a dominant influence on Ireland's climate and the average annual temperature is about 9 °C. July and August are very popular months to visit Ireland, with warm weather, longer days and lots of festivals going on! Equally as delightful are spring and autumn. In winter the temperature intermittently drops below freezing and snow is relatively scarce. Whatever the time of year it tends to rain a lot in Ireland and in places such as Kerry it rains on as many as 270 days of the year.
POPULAR WALKING ROUTES IN IRELAND
Our self-guided walking holidays in Ireland focus on the Wicklow Way, where you can enjoy some of the scenic splendours of Ireland's Wicklow Mountains and the legendary Irish hospitality, starting from the small village of Clonegal and heading for the outskirts of Dublin, discovering the beauty of the national park, Lough Tay, and Enniskerry along the 130km route through wild but tranquil scenery.
Our Self-Guided Walking Holidays in Ireland