Prince William’s Seat

Difficulty: Easy.

Time: 3 hours.

Distance: 10.5 km.

Equipment: runners, raincoat, water.

Families: Not suitable for buggies.

Rating: 4 stars.

Reference: “Family Walks around Dublin”, by Adrian Hendroff.

This is a relatively easy walk and the 360 views at the summit of Prince William’s Seat are breathtaking. We were treated to a magnificent panorama of the Wicklow/Dublin coastline to the East, rugged Wicklow mountains to the South and West and rolling green hills to the North. The route starts out at Boranaraltry bridge and from there we followed the Wicklow way markers until the end of the forest. Then we veered off from the Wicklow way and took a right and after a few steps we took a small track to the left to take on the peak of Prince William’s seat. The journey to the top only took us an hour so we extended our walk by visiting Raven’s rock which lies to the East of the summit. The weather was glorious and we were greeted by vibrant pink Fox Gloves and lush purple heather on the hills. For not a lot of pain this walk offers a lot of gain!

Stunning scenery
The Route
The view from Boranaraltry bridge at the start of the walk
The Great Sugarloaf
The view from Raven’s Rock
Happy hikers on the summit
The view from the Summit

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