For the perfect walking holiday in Ireland join Sean Byrne at Lough Dan House for guided and self-guided walks along the Wicklow Way. Five generations of the Byrne family have lived on the Wicklow Way, so Sean knows the area well, with many a story to tell.

Lough Dan House is the perfect base for your walking holiday in Ireland.  The accommodation at Lough Dan house has been developed with walkers in mind.  We are located 300 metres up in the Wicklow mountains enjoying spectacular views of the surrounding lake and landscape. Laundry and drying facilities are available. Delicious home-cooked meals served each evening at a time to suit you. And we also provide trips to a variety of excellent pubs and entertainment in the evenings.

The Wicklow Way (132 km) is the oldest established walking route in Ireland, situated in the Wicklow Mountains National Park, which is the largest upland region in Ireland and rises to a formidable 925m at Lugnaquillia peak. You will appreciate the rich nature and heritage, flora and fauna, and unique habitats. You will learn the folklore of the area, listen to stories of people and characters that lived here and indeed still live here.

A hiking vacation in Ireland for 3 to 10 days on the Wicklow Way and other remote paths in the uplands is the perfect way to really discover Ireland. You are away from the crowds and busy places. The people you meet have time to greet you with a friendly word. Enjoy the solitude and appreciate the nature and the beauty of the landscape.

What’s included in all walking tours:

  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Packed Lunches
  • Evening Meals
  • Laundry and Drying Facilities
  • Transport from arrivals at Dublin Airport or City to your accommodation
  • Transport to and from your walks daily and for social evenings
  • Your return to Dublin City or Airport
  • Most Walks Available All Year

Fully organised Walking Holidays are catered for which covers everything you could possibly need for a most pleasant and refreshing break. This includes all transport, accommodation,and home cooking. See our sister site for more:

Self-Guided Tours are also available:

9 Day Self-Guided Walking Tour – Entire Wicklow Way
Self-Guided Walking Tour with Escort – the Entire Wicklow Way – 132 kilometres, 84 miles
Wicklow Mountains National Park, in Ireland’s Ancient East
Escort, Full Board and Transport each day
Your Escort does not walk with you, but will travel parallel to the trail and advise on all aspects of the route, introduce you to highlights and provide up-to-date information regarding any situation which may arise.  You will be dropped off and collected at planned start and finish points each day.

7 Day Guided Walking Tour – The Entire Wicklow Way
The Wicklow Way begins in Dublin’s southern suburb of Rathfarnham and travels in a south-south-westerly direction across the Dublin and Wicklow uplands, then through the rolling hill country of southwest County Wicklow to finish in the small, County Carlow village of Clonegal 127 kilometres later. A combination of suburban parkland, forest trails, wild and scenic mountain landscape and finally rolling countryside offers a wonderfully varied 7 day experience for a hill-walker of average fitness. En route the Wicklow Way passes mountain lakes, ruined buildings – stark reminders of previous widespread human habitation – occasional memorials to historic events of past centuries and extensive remains of the early Christian monastic settlement in the beautiful Glendalough valley.

3 Day Self-Guided Walking Tour
Enniskerry, Djouce to Lough Dan – Distance 42 kilometres
The walk covers a section of the Wicklow Way from Krone wood to Pier gates and includes some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland.

4 Day Self-Guided Walking Tour
Wicklow Way from Powerscourt, Luggala, Lough Dan, Scar, to Glendalough
A most enjoyable and rewarding walk some strenuous parts but by no means difficult for the average fit person, superb views of mountains, lakes, glens and valleys.

5 Day Self-Guided Walking Tour
Wicklow Way, Enniskerry, Djouce, Lough Dan and Glendalough
The walk covers a section of the Wicklow Way from Powerscourt estate to Glendalough and includes some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland. We pass through Luggala estate where Braveheart, PS, I love you, and many other famous films were made.

6 Day Self-Guided Walking Tour
Enniskerry, Djouce, Lough Dan, Glendalough and Tonlagee
The walk covers a section of the Wicklow Way from Krone Wood and includes, Lough Dan and Luggala, Glendalough with its 5th century monastery, Tonlagee and Glenmacnass, and includes some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland.

We took a group of 13 Canadians to Lough Dan House in May of this year for a guided hiking tour of the Wicklow Hills.  It far exceeded our expectations. Accommodation was very comfortable and clean.  The food was excellent – breakfast, packed lunch and dinner each day. Dinner was 3 courses and restaurant quality.  Sean put together some very interesting and beautiful hikes and helped organize our “free days”.  Sean and Theresa are excellent hosts, and we would not hesitate to go back there.