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 Walking Holiday website for more:

Our Guided Walking Tours

Our 5-Day and 7-Day Guided Walking Tours start with collection at Dublin Airport or other City location.  We take a scenic drive to your 4-star guesthouse, Lough Dan House.  Your stay includes bed and breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal each day.  Your Professional Local Guide will take you across the beautiful Wicklow Mountains with snippets of local history along the way.

5 Day Guided Walking Tour – Wicklow

7 Day Guided Walking Tour – Wicklow

Our Self-Guided Tours

Our self-guided walking holidays follow routes through the beautiful Wicklow Mountains National Park and along the Wicklow Way.

Sean’s family have lived on the Wicklow Way for generations so we can tailor your independent walking tour to suit you. Each day of your walking holiday has been painstakingly developed over many years to ensure the best possible walking experience.

Immerse yourself in nature, enjoy the dramatic mountain scenery, lakes, rivers, valleys, moorland, stunning landscapes and ancient woodlands. Pass through the Luggala Estate where Braveheart, PS I Love You, Vikings and many other famous films were made.  Sean will be happy to fill you in on local folklore and history.

9 Day Self-Guided Walking Tour – Entire Wicklow Way
Our 9 Day Tour includes an escort, who 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 Wicklow Way and more… 

3 Day Self-Guided Walking Tour

4 Day Self-Guided Walking Tour

5 Day Self-Guided Walking Tour

6 Day Self-Guided Walking Tour

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.