See next Trips below: Duration: 6 hours
CLIMB LUGNAQUILLA FROM
GLENMALURE, FRAUGHAN GLEN AND BACK VIA ART’S LOUGH
Strenuous hike: Duration About 6 hours
Starting in the Glenmalure carpark at the site of the memorial stone of the 1798 rebellion and meander up a forest road into Fraughan Glen a stunning glaciated hanging valley. We will walk through fabulous terrain with lots of colour purple and pink heathers and many wild flowers. As we go high we walk into the open moorland and the lower edges of the Blanket bog. We will then follow the Glen of Imaal ridge south to arrive to the start of Percy’s table and then head west to our summit Cairn and peak of Lugnaquilla at 931mts. Depending on weather we may have lunch here or not.
From the Cairn we head east, down another wide ridge where we will handrail the steep cliffs of the south prison to get some incredible views of valleys and peaks all around us. We will continue hiking on to the natural infinity pool called Arts lough and head back to our carpark via stepping stones or through the forest, again depending on the weather..
Baravore car park, Glenmalure 9.30am.
To get to Bravore in Glenmalure from Dublin. Take the N11 heading south. Get off at Kilmacanogue, (R775), and head for Roundwood . Go through Roundwood, then Annamoe and on to Laragh. Turn left in the centre of the village towards Rathdrum, (R775), and in about one kilometre turn right for Glenmalure. On reaching the Drumgoff crossroads, turn right and follow the small road up the valley to very end of the road into the car park.
Approx. 6 hours long
Mixed terrain including wet bog land with heathers and stoney uneven ground. Possibly wet and slippy also.
- Price € 30.00
Minimum of 4 people require for hike to run
A professional qualified mountain leader with first aid certification and insurance. A passion to share the area we know so well. Including sharing stories of the amazing history over thousands of years. Pointing out the Flora and Fauna of the area and sharing an understanding of the geology of the area of Wicklow.
- Good waterproof boots not gym runners and waterproof jacket and leggings are essential .
- Walking trousers are advised or comfortable clothing, (no jeans please and no cotton tee shirts).
- Spare warm layer; hat and gloves; lunch and snacks. Maybe a flask with something hot, water or juice drink, (1.5 litres).
- Small rucksack to carry it all in.
- Any personal medicines, Sun cream and sun hat