GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Delgany Heritage Trail

3 miles (4.7 km)

This circular loop walk explores the area around the rural village of Delgany in County Wicklow. 
The waymarked walk visits a series of historical buildings and landmarks before heading into the countryside at the southern side of the village.
Highlights on the trail include Christ Church, Three Trout Stream, old burial ground and Carmelite monastery. 
To continue your walking in the area head north west to visit the Glen Of The Downs. The nature reserve includes some fine ancient woodland, the interesting remains of an historic estate and some wonderful viewpoints.

Delgany Heritage Trail Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The climb to Great Sugar Loaf can be picked up in the nearby village of Kilmacanogue. It's a popular hike with wonderful views over Dublin and the coast from the summit.
Head east to the coast and you could pick up the popular Bray to Greystones Walk. There are some glorious cliff top views to enjoy from this vantage point.
To the west is the Wicklow Mountains where you can visit the highest waterfall in Ireland at Powerscourt Waterfall and Crone Woods.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Delgany, County Wicklow - geograph.org.uk - 1814391

Delgany.

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Christ Church. Christ Church, the Church of Ireland parish church, was built by Peter La Touche at a cost of £5,000 and designed by Whitmore Davis. It was completed in 1789. It is a Gothic-revival building with a steeple rising 30m over the Western entrance, containing a clock and bell. A stone tablet bearing the La Touche family arms is inserted beneath the dial plate of the clock. The interior contains a monument to the memory of David La Touche, Peter's father. Fashioned in white marble, it was executed by the Irish sculptor, John Hickey.

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Kindlestown Castle. The castle ruins may be one of  only two Hall Houses in the country. It is believed to date from the late 13th or early 14th century. The castle commands a good view of the countryside and the Irish Sea. 

Kendlestown Heights - geograph.org.uk - 1401333

Kendlestown Heights

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The Old Burial Ground is an early Christian settlement dating back to the 7th century. This 1-acre (4,000 m2) site is protected, and contains the ruins of a 13th-century church, the stump of a 6th-century high cross. The ruins of the 13th century church, which was used until 1789, can still be seen. The remaining tombstones in burial ground, dating from at least the 1700s, are mostly in limestone and Wicklow granite. The graveyard has been restored and is open to the public.

The view from Kendlestown Rise - geograph.org.uk - 1401342

The view from Kendlestown Rise north of the village.

GPS Files

GPX File

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