Hidden Valley Holiday Park

Hidden Valley Holiday Park

County Wicklow

+353 (0) 86 7272 872

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If you do go here please send us some pictures of your stay with the van


Hidden Valley Holiday Park, Rathdrum, is not far from the Wicklow Mountains and easy walking distance to the local town where there are a number of pubs and shops. When we were there, we had a nice meal and beer at the Jacobs Well.

This site has a lot of activities for children but most of these are only during the Irish school holidays. The toilets are good and the showers are 1 euro for 6 min. This is an excellent and well managed site and I expect it would be very busy during the summer holidays.

We were only here for two nights and whilst here we had a day at Glendalough visitor centre, where we had a nice walk in the Wicklow National park.  If you enjoy walking then this is worth a visit. There are local maps in the visitor centre and all the walks are well signed and nicely pathed out. You can take a leisurely walk around the lake to a 3 hour hike over the hill tops looking across Wicklow national park, with a free car park.

When we were here it was wet and we were not very well prepared for the 3 hour walk, but we did manage the one and half hour route to the peak of one of the many waterfalls and it was well worth it for the views and the pictures that now hang in our hallway.

On our way back to the caravan site we diverted to Glenmalure lodge, this was a narrow road through beautiful scenery, but and over a pine forest. This is another lovely location where you can stay in your camper for free. We stopped here for a pint beer and something to eat. This is a family run pub that serves excellent food. It has a lot of history with the mountaineering rescue and from the photos they are very keen walkers. We did not stay the night but next time in Ireland this will be on our stop list.

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