Last year I walked “The Way”, the La Compostela de Santiago from St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago where St. James’ bones lay in the Cathedral, and on to Finisterre
A wonderful mix of mountains and Irish villages in County Wicklow, just south of Dublin, which despite its proximity to the capital contains wonderfully unspoiled mountain trails of which The Wicklow Way is the best known. In fact the Wicklow Way was the first such trail in Ireland having been formally established in 1980.
Distance: 127km | Ascent: 3,200m | Time: 7+ Days
Traditionally the Wicklow Way is walked from north to south, beginning at Marlay Park in south Dublin and ending in Clonegal, Co. Carlow.
So its been just over 6 months since I finished my first Camino walking from France (St. Jean Pied-de-Port) to Santiago, Finnisterre, and then on to Portugal (Valenca). On the pilgrimage I was surprised to find such a large number of Irish. While walking through Spain I gradually fell in love with the walk …