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Lough Mountain / Corrigasleggaun Hike

January 22, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Imcweb Events Meets Lugnaquilla Winter Cc By . Jonas Witdoek

Meeting Point: Drumgoff Recreational Car park , Glenmalure Aghavannagh Road

Date: January 22nd 2023, Time 10.00am

Grid Reference: / 30930 – 18900, 

Main Objective:One day hike ​​​​​​         

Map: East West Mapping “Lugnaquilla & Glendalough” Scale 1;30,000

Distance: 17 km approx. Time:  4 Hr 30 Mins 

Hike Leader: Alan Brooks

  1. Start at Drumgoff Recreation car park and follow the forest trail north east to meet the Wicklow way trail.
  2. Follow the Wicklow way west for approximately half a kilometre.
  3. At the junction leave the Wicklow way and take the track going west (Parish Turf Bog on map) to meet the boardwalk. Follow the board walk until it meets the forest road.
  4. At the forest road pick up the track going northwest which will bring you to open ground . Continue the ascent up the spur to Corrigasleggaun/ Lough mountain.
  5. Continue north west, the track may not be obvious but continue along the route. The ground maybe boggy underfoot.
  6. As you gain height you will meet peat hags . Follow the track through the peat hags that will bring you to the 1992 airplane crash site.
  7. Continue past the crash site to the cairn that marks the summit of Corrigasleggaun/ Lough mountain. Grid Reference 30470 – 19110
  8. The track from the summit continues north west and is easy to follow and takes you down to the saddle where it meets the south prison of Lug. The view of Kelly’s lough is to your right.
  9. Continue northwest along the track until it meets the track coming down from Lug going towards Cloghernagh/ Leohard. Grid Reference: 30440 – 19170
  10. Follow this track east until you come to the Cairn marking Cloghernagh summit.  Grid Reference: 30560 – 19180
  11. From the cairn go south, south east , the steep decent over rough ground for 1 Km aiming for  forestry and the hillwalking access .Crossing the Carrawaystick stream, This access takes you to the forest track.
  12. Follow the forest track east for 1.5 Km . At this junction   you have the choice to go straight along the road until it meets the Wicklow way or take the sharp turn right and follow the forest road for approximately 2 km where it meets the board walk (step 3 above).
  13. Turn left onto the board walk and retrace you steps back to the car park at Drungoff.

Ankle supporting hillwalking boots are essential as part of the terrain is rough, ensure you bring warm layers, rain gear, hat, gloves, head torch, first aid kit packed lunch, water and a hot drink

Details

Date:
January 22, 2023
Time:
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Organizer

Alan Brooks
Email
brooksalanj@gmail.com

Venue

Wicklow
Ireland + Google Map

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