Nature Trails

The following Nature Trail notes accompany some of the shorter Walking Trails of Glendalough. These leaflets are currently only available in downloadable form ( below). When using the Nature Trail leaflets, it is advisable to refer to the Walking Trails of Glendalough map for a full route description.


Bird Walk

This 5km walk starts & finishes at the Information Office and follows the Miners’ Road Walk (purple arrows). This route is way marked by purple arrows, is graded ‘easy’ and takes a minimum of 1 hour to complete. At least 100 different species of bird live within the Wicklow Mountains National Park. This guide highlights some of the resident and migratory birds that you might encounter on this way-marked walk.

Click here for a pdf file of the Bird Walk


Flower Walk

This guide highlights some of the flowers that you may encounter in this part of the Wicklow Mountains National Park, although the number of flowers will depend on the time of year. This 3km walk starts at the Information Office and follows the Green Road Walk (green arrows). This route is way marked by green arrows, is graded ‘easy’ and takes a minimum of 50 minutes to complete.

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Bug Safari

The Bug Safari helps you to explore the lawns area by the Upper Lake, hunting for mini-beasts. Take as long or as short a time as you like, to wander where you will. This can be a wonderful adventure for every age group, and is especially child friendly.

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Tree Walk

This short walk of 1.7 km follows the Poulanass walking trail (pink arrows) and takes about 45 minutes. The guide introduces you to 14 species of tree found along the route, including the mighty Sessile Oak, and other natives such as Hazel, Blackthorn, and Birch.

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Mammal Tracks & Signs Walk

This 5km walk starts & finishes at the Information Office and follows the Miners’ Road Walk (purple arrows). This route is way marked by purple arrows, is graded ‘easy’ and takes a minimum of 1 hour to complete. Along the way, you can search for tracks and signs of deer, goats, squirrels, badgers, and other mammals. 

Click here for a pdf file of the Mammal Tracks & Signs Walk.