Author Topic: Wicklow  (Read 413 times)

meobeou

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Wicklow
« on: 08:15:06, 22/01/19 »
I'm heading to Wicklow with a few pals in a fortnight, and we're looking for some experience of what to climb. It's not often we're away from the family and on our tod's for a proper hike, so we're after a good leg stretch and a climbLugnaqilla seems an obvious choice......or is it ? On a recent comfort break I browsed a video on youtube of a walk up Lug' and it seemed relentlessly boggy and a bit crap. WHile this could well have been the video chap's poor skills, I'd rather hear an experienced voice before trudging up the [censored].


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richardh1905

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Re: Wicklow
« Reply #1 on: 08:21:08, 22/01/19 »
I've not been up Lugnaqilla, but I recommend including the Glendalough valley in your walk - maybe go for some different summits. Its a beautiful valley, and some impressive boulder screes there.
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richardh1905

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Re: Wicklow
« Reply #2 on: 07:45:47, 23/01/19 »
My pick would be:

Glendalough - Camaderry (750m) - Turlough Hill (733m) - Conavalla (786m)(optional) - Lugduff (704m) - descend NE to the top of the spine ridge, then double back NW to the head of the Glendalough valley, before descending down past the screes and then the lake.

Something like this but with a better finish - https://my.viewranger.com/route/details/OTA2MjI=?ref=53.00105874523884|-6.379049433700629|13