Follow the steps of Swedish hiking blogger Angeliqa Mejstedt from Vandringsbloggen on her trip to Wicklow, known as the Garden of Ireland. Angeliqa started her blog from a longing to be in nature more. Angeliqa created her own concept "Hikefulness": the presence she feels in the outdoors, and her strive for the balance between challenge and recovery.
Angeliqa's walking and hiking adventures in Ireland were in her ECCO EXOSTRIKE boots. According to Angeliqa, they are "the perfect match for urban explorers wanting a comfortable yet technically developed boot in their everyday life and for exploring the world outside the city".
Beautiful scenery on hiking trails, local food, cosy accommodation, friendly locals and picturesque little towns make Wicklow the perfect hiking getaway. Follow Angeliqa’s experience and be in with a chance to experience Wicklow for yourself!
Wicklow is under an hour from Dublin city and can be access via car or public transport. Transport options include the bus to Glendalough, the commuter train DART to Bray or Greystones, and public bus. Angeliqa hired a car and the challenge of driving on the left turned into an adventure, one that took her by beautiful landscapes along rural roads.
Lush river walking among ivy-clad trees in Avondale estate
Avondale was Angeliqa's first walking experience in Wicklow. Samuel Hayes built Avondale estate in the late 1700s and this is where Angeliqa experienced what she describes as “Narnia like” magical nature. There are several different walks to choose from 2-10 kilometers long and are suitable for day trips along the river among lush trees.