Turlough Hill Mountain
Turlough Hill is a man-made lake that sits at an elevation of 681 meters. Turlough Hill is a pumped-storage hydroelectricity plant. Which means when there’s a peak energy requirement on the ESB electrical grid, the ESB can generate energy by releasing water from the highest lake down the tunnels and previous the generators to fulfill the ability demand. Extra info on this superb energy era plant might be discovered right here. The highest lake form is a really recognisable construction and it appears to be seen from nearly all of Wicklow different mountains.
Stroll key info
- Begin point- The stroll begins right here
- Size- 6 km out and again
- Period- 2hours quarter-hour
- Buggy Pleasant- Sure, an entry street to the top.
- Summit- No actual summit however there’s an choice for mountain climbing on the finish
- Is there entry to the highest lake?- No the lake is fenced off and can’t be considered
- Elevation gain- 450m to 650m on the summit
Buggy pleasant mountain walks
The stroll begins on the high automotive park right here. There’s a small boardwalk over to a pleasant timber decking viewing level, which supplies a pleasant view down the Wicklow valley.
We deliberate to stroll the entry street as much as the highest lake and stroll to the highest of the excessive level of 681 meters. We had by no means walked this route earlier than however love exploring new mountain climbing trails in Wicklow.
Firstly of the stroll, the roadway is blocked off by a site visitors barrier however there’s a small footpath to each side of the barrier. Sadly, the footpath isn’t large enough for a buggy, however they do match with a small little bit of manoeuvring.
As we now have a 4.5 small grownup, and a pair of.5-year-old toddler and a 7-week previous child, we have to be strolling buggy-friendly walks, till the climate improves at the least. We’re ready till our 7-week previous child turns into extra comfy in her child mountain climbing service earlier than leaving the buggies behind. We can even purpose to stroll Kippure and Mount Leinster within the coming weeks, climate allowing.
The street tarmac floor is absolutely easy and excellent buggy strolling situations for a sleeping 7-week previous child.
Beginning the stroll up the Wicklow mountains
The stroll begins by strolling up a gradual slope till we attain a pointy nook and viewing level over the decrease lake. The kids liked trying over the decrease lake.
The stroll received steeper from right here however the youngsters had been loving the views of the Wicklow mountains. The upper we received, so did the wind. Just remember to have sufficient garments or windbreakers to maintain the youngsters heat.
We comply with the street the entire approach till we attain a crossroads. We proceed straight right here. The street then turns to the rear of the lake and we get superb views of Lugnaquilla and the south of County Wicklow.
We deserted the buggies at this level and walked to the correct up in direction of the very best level. This takes us 10 minutes with the kids but it surely supplied us with a pleasant little stroll on the finish of the Buggy pleasant stroll.
Turlough Hill buggy-friendly stroll Map
Turlough hill stroll abstract
A pleasant buggy-friendly stroll that provides nice views of Tonelagee, Lugnaquilla and the Nice Sugarloaf. There isn’t a actual summit on the high however we did get superb views and had some nice household time collectively.