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
- Enable 2-3 hours up and again
- No clear markers however the path may be very properly outlined
- Issue- 6/10
- Spotlight- Wicklow panorama and Lough Ouler love heart-shaped lake
- Climbing gear important
Parking for Tonelagee & Lough Ouler Stroll
We parked our automotive in Turlough hill automotive park right here. The automotive park is giant with plenty of areas. It’s fairly hidden away from the highway, so don’t depart something useful seen in your automotive.
Tonelagee from the Turlough hill automotive park
The image above exhibits 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 seemed for everybody else’s crossing location and jumped throughout. Ensure that to seek out the proper path. We spent a while, initially looking for the footpath initially. We have now walked this path earlier than and solely discovered the trail on the descent. This made the hike a lot tougher than it ought to have been. Typically it isn’t actually seen, because of the flowering heather however it’s undoubtedly price discovering.
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 may be very distinguished, while you establish it. Be ready and convey navigation gear. On the highest a part of the mountain, the trail is just not as outlined so you should definitely keep oriented.
The hike up Tonelagee is just not too steep or overly laborious however it’s simple to stray off beam. Control 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
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 giant cliffs close to the viewing level of the lake watch out if there’s a fog or if in case 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 however once 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.
Elective Hikes after mountaineering Tonelagee
We have now beforehand hiked St Kevin’s approach and Turlough Hill which is the proper place to begin to stroll into Glendalough. You could possibly additionally proceed your mountain hikes by strolling onto Moanbane/ Silsean.