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Looped Walks

Looped Walks

Spink Loop

Contact

Wicklow Tourist Office
Railto House
Fitzwilliam Square
Wicklow
Republic of Ireland

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Back in the 6th century, hermit monk Saint Kevin first sought solace and contemplation in the idyllic surroundings of Glendalough. His followers established a monastery here, which would become one of the most important monastic sites in Europe. The focal point was the 33m high round tower, where the monks could hide away, keen to keep their precious manuscripts from the hands of invading Vikings.

The Glendalough Valley is now part of the Wicklow Mountains National Park. Established in 1991, it now extends to more than 170sq km. Only an hour’s drive from Dublin city, there is a vast array of routes at all levels of difficulty. But Glendalough is best explored on the Spink and Glenealo Valley Route, a high quality loop walk with excellent waymarking and a well-maintained trail.

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Descriptions
Ascent

380m

Distance

9km

Estimated Time

3hrs - 4hrs

Grade

Hard

Start and Finish

Glendalough Visitor Centre

Terrain

Mix of good paths and board walking

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