Sunday, October 1, 2023

Tonelagee Wicklow-Love coronary heart Lake-lough Ouler stroll — from turlough hill

Tonelagee Mountain and Lough Ouler

Tonelagee Mountain sits at an elevation of 817m. Lough Ouler is on the base of Tonelaglee, which supplies the BEST viewing level over the well-known love coronary heart lake. The very best views of Lough Ouler, Wicklow’s love coronary heart lake are from the highest of Tonelagee.

Key details about the hike

  • Park right here at Turlough hill
  • Permit 2-3 hours up and again
  • No clear markers however the path could be very effectively outlined
  • Issue- 6/10
  • Spotlight- Wicklow panorama and Lough Ouler love heart-shaped lake
  • Mountaineering gear important

Parking for Tonelagee & Lough Ouler Stroll

We parked our automotive in Turlough hill automotive park right here. The automotive park is massive with a number of areas. It’s fairly hidden away from the highway, so don’t depart something useful seen in your automotive.

tonelagee parking

Tonelagee from the Turlough hill automotive park

The image above reveals the route that we took to hike to Wicklow’s love coronary heart lake. We begin the hike by strolling over the sleepers within the automotive park and on the small viewing level. After a small 360 levels twirl, we flip again towards the mountain and stroll throughout the highway.

Simply as we step off the highway, we have to cross a big drain. We simply appeared for everybody else’s crossing location and jumped throughout. Be certain that to seek out the proper path. We spent a while, initially looking for the footpath at first. Now we have walked this path earlier than and solely discovered the trail on the descent. This made the hike a lot more durable than it ought to have been. Generally it’s not actually seen, because of the flowering heather however it’s positively value discovering.

Tonelagee Mountain

As soon as we’re on the trail, we cowl floor in a short time and inside 1 hour we attain the summit. There aren’t any markers on the path however the path could be very distinguished, once you establish it.  Be ready and produce navigation tools. On the highest a part of the mountain, the trail isn’t as outlined so be sure you keep oriented.

The hike up Tonelagee isn’t too steep or overly laborious however it’s simple to stray off target. Regulate your OS map, we briefly misplaced the path whereas descending. We consulted our Maps and located the path 10 meters to the facet.

Tonelagee mountain and Lough Ouler Map

Love heart lake wicklow map lough ouler

Tonelagee lake (Wicklow’s love Coronary heart Lake)

We walked over towards Stoney Prime to get views of Wicklow’s love coronary heart lake. The lake is not seen from the summit of Tonelagee. When on the Cairn of Tonelagee, stroll to the left hand facet and observe the trail till you see the well-known Wicklow lake.

Warning— There are massive cliffs close to the viewing level of the lake watch out if there’s a fog or in case you have children with you.

Time to hike to Lough Ouler Wicklow Love coronary heart Lake

It took us 1 hour to ascend to the highest of Tonelagee from the Turlough hill automotive park. The hike began on a foggy day however after we reached the highest the fog began to carry, our views weren’t nice. It’s required to stroll right down to the rear of the mountain to get a view of the lake because it’s not seen from the summit.

Total, permit 2 hours half-hour on the mountain to view Wicklows Love lake coronary heart.

Optionally available Hikes after mountaineering Tonelagee

Now we have beforehand hiked St Kevin’s approach and Turlough Hill which is the proper place to begin to stroll into Glendalough. You can additionally proceed your mountain hikes by strolling onto Moanbane/ Silsean.

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