Ireland is an amazing year-round Trail Running destination. The Green Island’s temperate climate means that it’s never too cold in Winter or too hot in Summer. The sceneries in Ireland’s are incredible with views over hills and mountains, sea, cliffs, lakes and forests. Yes, it does rain a lot; but the weather changes so quickly that the sun is never too far. See below an initial list of suggested trail running destinations and routes in Ireland.
Wicklow: Ireland’s Favourite Trail Running Playground!
Welcome to Wicklow, THE HOME of Trail Running in Ireland. Wicklow has the largest mountain area, the largest forest area, the highest waterfall, the first long distance trail, the largest man-made reservoir and the highest mountain outside of Kerry.
Wicklow lies South of Dublin along the Irish Coast and is Ireland’s favourite terrain to enjoy outdoor activities: Walking, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Surfing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddling, Sailing, Horse Back Riding, and of course Trail Running. The many trails through the Wicklow Mountains and along the Irish Coast, offer tremendous options for distance or terrain to suit all.
Below are some of the best locations to enjoy Trail Running aroun Wicklow.
Dublin: Trail Run Ireland’s Capital
Dublin is one of Europe’s most vibrant capital: welcome to the home of Guinness, Temple Bar and its many Irish Pubs, litterary giants like James Joyce or Oscar Wilde, the river Liffey and the home of U2. Located on the Irish Sea and at the foothills of the Dublin/Wicklow mountains, Dublin is also a great destination for outdoor activities incuding Mountain Biking, Kite Surfing, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and of course Trail Running.
More Trails Around Ireland:
Over the next few months, we will feature more trails around Ireland. See at link below further trails around Ireland.