Time  3 hours 30 minutes

Coordinates 904

Uploaded June 22, 2016

Recorded June 2016

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near Brockagh, Leinster (Ireland)

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As the stage that connects Glendalough to Glenmalure is the shortest part of our planning for the Wicklow Trail (15 km) we chose to do an off-trail route. If the intention is to return to the hostel, it is advisable to leave the backpack to avoid weight and carry only water.
We left the Glendalough International Hostel and turned left, shortly after we went down a small wall and entered the walkway parallel to the Lower Laker that took us to the car park, next to the Upper Lake, shortly after we were by the big lake. The landscape is majestic - Glendalough, the "Valley of the Lakes", in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, is one of Ireland's most beautiful enclaves.
Our journey continued on the forest road on the right side of the lake and then on the old mining trail that takes us to the desert village - Miners Village. The ruins of what was once a mining operation are still visible ... We continue, following the Glencalo River, up the valley path towards the summit of Mount Lugduff. On the wooden bridge, we cross the river and advance along the wooden path surrounding the lakes at the top of the hill, where you have fantastic views of the lakes and the entire Glendalough valley. Finally we started down until we found the forest road and the intersection with the Wicklow Way near the bridge. Here you can choose to resume crossing the Wicklow Way or continue down the road to Poulanass Waterfall and Lower Lake back to Glendalough International Hostel.
If it has not been done, it is recommended to visit the monastic city at the beginning of the Glendalough - Glenmalure stage.

GLENDALOUGH'S STORY
Glendalough is one of the most important monastic places in all of Ireland. It was founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin and destroyed by English troops in 1398. Kevin came from a very important family in Ireland and grew up in Gelndalough, being instructed by 3 religious. Some time later he returned to Glendalough and founded the monastery. Today in ruins, the monastery has an ancient tower over 30 meters high, which at the time served as protection from attacks by Vikings, in addition to the church of St Mary and the church of St Kevin, which are Romanesque buildings dating from the century. XII and a large medieval cemetery where, even today, some families still bury their families.

DATASHEET
Date of realization: 9 June 2016
Home: Glendalough International Hostel
End: Glendalough International Hostel
Route: Glendalough International Hostel - Upper Lake Car Park - Glendalough Upper Lake - Glendalough Mines - Glencalo Bridge - Lugduff Mountain - Intersection Wicklow Way - Poulanass Waterfall - Lower Lake - Glendalough International Hostel
Length: 12 km
Effective walking: 3:30 hours

BACK TO THE TRAIL - 3rd DAY: Glendalough - Glenmalure
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GLENDALOUGH INTERNATIONAL HOSTEL

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UPPER LAKE

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GLENDALOUGH MINER`S VILLAGE

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GLENCALO RIVER

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WOOD BRIDGE

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MIRADOURO

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MONASTIC CITY

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LOWER LAKE

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POULANASS WATERFALL

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INTERSEÇÃO WICKLOW WAY

9 comments

  • Photo of fernandapacheco

    fernandapacheco Jun 23, 2016

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    Magnifica caminhada em torno de Glendalough, magestosas paisagens do Vale dos Lagos com vistas fantásticas dos lagos e de todo o vale de Glendalough.

  • Photo of PicosAlpinos

    PicosAlpinos Jun 28, 2016

    Obrigado pela partilha!

  • Photo of Brumi_cz

    Brumi_cz Aug 19, 2016

    A great trail! I enjoyed the views very much. :-)

  • Photo of Brumi_cz

    Brumi_cz Sep 14, 2016

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    A great trail! I enjoyed the views very much. :-)

  • rvs_ie Mar 20, 2018

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    Good for half a day trip from Dublin. Large parking, easy to follow, great views.

  • Photo of alanis14

    alanis14 Dec 6, 2018

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    perfecta

  • Photo of Caminhantes

    Caminhantes Dec 6, 2018

    Gracias por comentario y valoración.

  • Inga Haritonova Oct 15, 2019

    I have followed this trail  View more

    It was a fantastic walk with an amazing views!

  • Photo of Caminhantes

    Caminhantes Oct 15, 2019

    Hello Inga Haritonova!
    Thank you for your comment and review.

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