We will meet at small carpark at the church of Our Lady Mount Carmel in Lacken Wicklow. This is a lovely moderate hike, ideal for those wanting a longer day and some steeper ground that gives epic views of the lakes and back into the Wicklow Mountains.
Our hike starts on the road and within 5 mins we turn onto the old mass trail which leads up through the forest, to the ridge and onto Lugnagun. From here we return back to the saddle and continue on up the spur to the large cairn on Sorrel hill. We will have stunning lake views as well as the high peaks of Wicklow like Mullaghcleevaun. Next we hike downhill in a southern direction to a wide col and then continue up the gradual slope with lots of Heathers to see and Fraughan berries to eat. Finally we arrive at the high point of our day Black Hill at 602m. From here it’s pretty much downhill most of the way back as we head off to the East to pick up a small trail. This brings us to the crash site of the Hampden bomber from WW2 in 1941 and eventually on to the road. We follow this quiet road past a Mass rock and an old Cillin, which takes us back to the cars.
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