wicklowwalks

A pictorial guide to walks  in the beautiful Irish county of Wicklow
And a pleasant chat along the way

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DUBLIN MOUNTAINS WAY
SHANKILL TO  TALLAGH

Walk 2
The Scalp to Kiltiernan
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The route is from the Scalp to Kiltiernan along the Enniscorthy Road.

I believe that the original planned route was through the townlands of Killegar and Ballybetagh, as indicated by the bare signposts I passed on my walk. I suspect that the County Council was planning to build a footpath along a dangerous part of the Enniscorthy Road but the financial situation had ruled that out, so they change the route to a safer one, along an existing footpath.

The only place I found to park was in Kiltiernan close to the school. 

Walking on a very dangerous road for a half mile and with a little extra distance the walk can be turned into a very scenic circular route back to the car (as shown on these photos).

This part of the Dublin Mountains Way (August 2010) was  not signposted. The only evidence for the route is two installed posts without signs.

Kiltiernan
Kilternan to the scalp along the  Enniskerry Road
towards the Scalp The Scalp
The Scalp - Enniskerry Road
The Scalp - Enniskerry Road
The Scalp The Scalp
The Scalp   Along the Enniskerry Road - towards Enniskerry  (note there is no footpath on this busy road)
signpost
End of the dangerious part of the route

Killegar Townsland Killegar Townsland
Killegar Townsland along a rural road
The Sugarloaf Mountain in the distance
The Sugarloaf Mountain in the distance
Ballybetagh Townland Glencullen Church in the distance
Ballybetagh Townland Glencullen Church in the distance

Ballybetagh Townland
Ballybetagh Townland The locals will be quite willing to come over to you for a chat.
Kiltiernan Kiltiernan
Kiltiernan
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