Tonelagee Mountain and Lough Ouler
Tonelagee Mountain sits at an elevation of 817m. Lough Ouler is on the base of Tonelaglee, which gives the BEST viewing level over the well-known love coronary heart lake. One of the 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
- Permit 2-3 hours up and again
- No clear markers however the path may be very nicely outlined
- Problem- 6/10
- Spotlight- Wicklow panorama and Lough Ouler love heart-shaped lake
- Mountaineering gear important
Parking for Tonelagee & Lough Ouler Stroll
We parked our automobile in Turlough hill automobile park right here. The automobile park is massive with plenty of areas. It’s fairly hidden away from the street, so don’t go away something beneficial seen in your automobile.
Tonelagee from the Turlough hill automobile park
The image above reveals 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 automobile park and on the small viewing level. After a small 360 levels twirl, we flip again towards the mountain and stroll throughout the street.
Simply as we step off the street, we have to cross a big drain. We simply regarded for everybody else’s crossing location and jumped throughout. Ensure to seek out the proper path. We spent a while, initially looking for the footpath at first. Now we have 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’s not actually seen, as a result of flowering heather however it’s positively value 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 outstanding, whenever you determine it. Be ready and convey navigation gear. On the highest a part of the mountain, the trail just isn’t as outlined so make sure to keep oriented.
The hike up Tonelagee just isn’t too steep or overly exhausting however it’s straightforward to stray off track. Regulate your OS map, we briefly misplaced the path whereas descending. We consulted our Maps and located the path 10 meters to the aspect.
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 aspect and observe the trail till you see the well-known Wicklow lake.
Warning— There are massive cliffs close to the viewing level of the lake watch out if there’s a fog or 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 automobile park. The hike began on a foggy day however after we reached the highest the fog began to carry, our views weren’t nice. It’s required to stroll all the way down to the rear of the mountain to get a view of the lake because it’s not seen from the summit.
General, enable 2 hours half-hour on the mountain to view Wicklows Love lake coronary heart.
Non-obligatory Hikes after mountaineering Tonelagee
Now we have beforehand hiked St Kevin’s approach and Turlough Hill which is the right place to begin to stroll into Glendalough. You can additionally proceed your mountain hikes by strolling onto Moanbane/ Silsean.