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 most efficient perspectives 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 transparent markers however the trail may be very smartly outlined
- Issue- 6/10
- Spotlight- Wicklow panorama and Lough Ouler love heart-shaped lake
- Mountain climbing equipment very important
Parking for Tonelagee & Lough Ouler Stroll
We parked our automotive in Turlough hill automotive park right here. The auto park is huge with quite a lot of areas. It’s rather hidden clear of the street, so don’t depart anything else treasured visual for your automotive.
Tonelagee from the Turlough hill automotive park
The image above presentations the direction that we took to hike to Wicklow’s love coronary heart lake. We commence the hike by means of strolling over the sleepers within the automotive park and at the small viewing level. After a small 360 levels twirl, we flip again towards the mountain and stroll around the highway.
Simply as we step off the street, we want to pass a big drain. We simply regarded for everybody else’s crossing location and jumped throughout. Remember to to find the right kind trail. We spent a while, to begin with looking for the footpath initially. We’ve got walked this trail earlier than and simplest discovered the trail at the descent. This made the hike a lot tougher than it will have to had been. Now and again it isn’t actually visual, because of the flowering heather however it’s undoubtedly price discovering.
After we are at the trail, we quilt floor in no time and inside 1 hour we achieve the summit. There aren’t any markers at the path however the trail may be very outstanding, whilst you establish it. Be ready and convey navigation apparatus. At the most sensible a part of the mountain, the trail isn’t as outlined so you’ll want to keep oriented.
The hike up Tonelagee isn’t too steep or overly exhausting however it’s simple to stray off direction. Control your OS map, we in brief misplaced the path whilst descending. We consulted our Maps and located the path 10 meters to the facet.
Tonelagee mountain and Lough Ouler Map
Tonelagee lake (Wicklow’s love Middle Lake)
We walked over towards Stoney Most sensible to get perspectives of Wicklow’s love coronary heart lake. The lake is no longer visual from the summit of Tonelagee. When on the Cairn of Tonelagee, stroll to the left hand facet and apply the trail till you notice the well-known Wicklow lake.
Warning— There are huge cliffs close to the viewing level of the lake watch out if there’s a fog or when you have youngsters 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 but if we reached the highest the fog began to boost, our perspectives 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 no longer visual from the summit.
Total, permit 2 hours half-hour at the mountain to view Wicklows Love lake coronary heart.
Non-compulsory Hikes after mountaineering Tonelagee
We’ve got up to now hiked St Kevin’s method and Turlough Hill which is the easiest start line to stroll into Glendalough. It’s good to additionally proceed your mountain hikes by means of strolling onto Moanbane/ Silsean.