Turlough Hill Mountain
Turlough Hill is a man-made lake that sits at an elevation of 681 meters. Turlough Hill is a pumped-storage hydroelectricity plant. Which means when there’s a peak energy requirement on the ESB electrical grid, the ESB can generate energy by releasing water from the highest lake down the tunnels and previous the generators to fulfill the facility demand. Extra info on this superb energy era plant might be discovered right here. The highest lake form is a really recognisable construction and it appears to be seen from the vast majority of Wicklow different mountains.
Stroll key info
- Begin point- The stroll begins right here
- Size- 6 km out and again
- Period- 2hours quarter-hour
- Buggy Pleasant- Sure, an entry highway to the tip.
- Summit- No actual summit however there’s an possibility for climbing on the finish
- Is there entry to the highest lake?- No the lake is fenced off and can’t be considered
- Elevation gain- 450m to 650m on the summit
Buggy pleasant mountain walks
The stroll begins on the high automobile park right here. There’s a small boardwalk over to a pleasant timber decking viewing level, which supplies a pleasant view down the Wicklow valley.
We deliberate to stroll the entry highway as much as the highest lake and stroll to the highest of the excessive level of 681 meters. We had by no means walked this route earlier than however love exploring new climbing trails in Wicklow.
At the beginning of the stroll, the roadway is blocked off by a visitors barrier however there’s a small footpath to each side of the barrier. Sadly, the footpath isn’t sufficiently big for a buggy, however they do match with a small little bit of manoeuvring.
As we now have a 4.5 small grownup, and a pair of.5-year-old toddler and a 7-week previous child, we must be strolling buggy-friendly walks, till the climate improves at the least. We’re ready till our 7-week previous child turns into extra comfy in her child climbing provider earlier than leaving the buggies behind. We may also purpose to stroll Kippure and Mount Leinster within the coming weeks, climate allowing.
The highway tarmac floor is admittedly clean and ideal buggy strolling circumstances for a sleeping 7-week previous child.
Beginning the stroll up the Wicklow mountains
The stroll begins by strolling up a gradual slope till we attain a pointy nook and viewing level over the decrease lake. The youngsters beloved wanting over the decrease lake.
The stroll obtained steeper from right here however the children had been loving the views of the Wicklow mountains. The upper we obtained, so did the wind. Just be sure you have sufficient garments or windbreakers to maintain the youngsters heat.
We comply with the highway the entire means till we attain a crossroads. We proceed straight right here. The highway then turns to the rear of the lake and we get superb views of Lugnaquilla and the south of County Wicklow.
We deserted the buggies at this level and walked to the suitable up in direction of the very best level. This takes us 10 minutes with the kids nevertheless it supplied us with a pleasant little stroll on the finish of the Buggy pleasant stroll.
Turlough Hill buggy-friendly stroll Map
Turlough hill stroll abstract
A pleasant buggy-friendly stroll that offers nice views of Tonelagee, Lugnaquilla and the Nice Sugarloaf. There isn’t any actual summit on the high however we did get superb views and had some nice household time collectively.