By Helene Svenningsen – Trailman Denmark
This October 2017, I got the pleasure of running in the Wicklow Mountains in Ireland last weekend. There were many different routes. I chose to run the Spinc or Red Route in the fantastic Glendalough Valley. I did the 11km route twice as training and ran a total of 21.6 km in 3 hours. A great TrailRun!
The trail ascends steeply on a path up by Poulanass Waterfall to a boardwalk and wooden steps leading to a spectacular viewing point overlooking the Upper Lake. It takes you in a circle under Lugduff Mountain before winding down through the valley on forest road.
I recommend any Trail Runner who loves technical and hard trails to visit Wicklow on their Trail Adventures.
- Distance: 11km
- Total Climb: 506m
- Start/Finish GPS location: 53.006858, -6.344852
- Download Map Here (PDF)