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Lugnaquilla

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Darren Keane wrote a review Dec 2019
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Stunning setting for a walk..advise to be there first thing in the morning and set off walking when its lovely and quiet.We walked up through the old mines first which is an easier route to take for the more leisurely walkers.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Bozeman-Dublin wrote a review Mar 2019
Trim, Ireland7,992 contributions3,127 helpful votes
One of the best days out trekking Ive ever had but my goodness its a tough climb. We had a very experienced trekker/climber in our group and we were very thankful in the end as out of the blue a thick fog came down! I wouldn't like to tbink what would have happened if we didnt have an experienced leader. Absolutely wonderful experience though and amazing views as you ascend. Be careful not to start a climb unless you know for a fact that the weather forecast is okay and stick to the main trails. It's the highest peak in the Wicklow Mountains I think and very, very, very tough for beginners.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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DavidL120584 wrote a review Feb 2019
Swords, Ireland659 contributions200 helpful votes
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Trekked up Lugnaquilla with two friends with far more experience then I have. Decent amount of fitness is definitely key for this, there’s a bit of everything involved going up, climbing, trekking, marsh land, bog. The trail is easy enough to keep especially when climbing alongside the river. There was a lot of marsh, bog land so wet gear was essential, misjudged a bog and drop 2/3 foot into it, need to have your wits about you. Cloud descending very quick when we were approx 900ft up, became hard to keep the trail. Once up near the summit, it makes the whole thing worth while, stunning views of the Wicklow mountains. Usually a lot of people around so you can get a good insight into the best way up/down the mountain, tough for beginners but doable with a decent amount of fitness, if you’ve bad knees etc it would be hard to see how you could get past certain parts of the climb. Well worth doing all the same.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Oreena L wrote a review Aug 2018
Dundalk, Ireland76 contributions16 helpful votes
We finally made it! Lug has been on my list of peaks for quite a while now, but circumstances and weather have impeded my plans. This year's fantastic weather made it possible. (We traveled from Dundalk - you won't do that if the forecast is uncertain). by Being by the Glen of Imaal, check in at the army office before you climb - just in case they have artillery practice on the day - you don't want to be shot!! Lug is a straightforward climb - but almost relentless! Pace yourself for constant incline. There are a few points along the way which invite you to simply stand and stare (at the view). Take time to drink lots of water - we went through 2 litres each! Allow plenty of time. The ascent can take 2 and a half hours, the descent slightly less. Thankfully, Furlong's pub is at the bottom of the mountain and if you don't mind C/W music, the well earned pint at the end is incomparable!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Christina A wrote a review Jul 2018
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We climbed lug today in the beautiful sunshine and it was absolutly amazing!! But don't under estimate the mountain.... We trek a moderate amount of time and we found this tough. The sushine was glorious but also added to the difficulty of the climb. We stared at fentons pubs and went directly up the Cammeragh climb and did the loop from that side, the first 5 km is a toughy be warned but with moderate fitness and lots of water you'll get there. The full loop was 20km and took us 5 hours 30 mins. Bring a picnic and enjoy. I can't imagine it to be a fun climb in bad weather as the paths are not too obvious and the ground under foot seems quite marshy. Be safe, lots of water and a sun hat but if you are thinking of it, go for it. And enjoy a lovely bottle of cool beer in fentons on your return. Best of luck
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Date of experience: July 2018
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