glendalkough / glenalo loop walk

Looped walk | 24.46 km | Co. Wicklow | Hard walk

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Trail Description

a good long walk about 10 to 12 hours plus stops.




Trail Comments

A great walk but in winter months would be extremely hard going as the trail fades into bog after Lugduff heading NW. We had to come off the mountain towards the end due to lightning but we did 20km of the route in 5.45 hours so a fit walker should be able to do the whole thing in 7.

Posted by mikegle on August 31st, 2015 - 09:09:55


Is lightning a common concern for walking/hiking in Ireland? It is in the USA, especially in Florida, where it is common to try your best to avoid going outside when the sky looks a certain way- especially around the coastal areas. We are hiking/walking this November (all month) through Ireland and would appreciate any and all weather pointers/suggestions/warnings. Thank you firefly

Posted by firefly on September 28th, 2015 - 07:02:19


Actually lightning is quite rare and much more likely in the summer months than November when you are going. The biggest problem with Ireland is bog! The fields are water logged much of the time because the peat structure of the soil and it remains there even in the summer. Many prescribed routes involve a lot of road walking which is an anathema to most hikers. The mountains are very windy when near the top so be prepared with warm clothing even on apparently fine days.

Posted by mikegle on September 28th, 2015 - 09:00:11


Otherwise the views are stunning from most vantage points. Be a little careful with the Ordnance Survey maps, they do not contain the same detail as the England and Wales ones because they were mapped from the air and many paths are missing. Also, due to the days of the 'Celtic Tiger' quite often paths on the map are now occupied by somebody's ugly mansion.

Posted by mikegle on September 28th, 2015 - 09:03:22


I did this walk or a variation of it a few years back. As mikegle says, it gets very boggy from lugduff towards lough firrib - lots of peat hags and having to extract feet from ankle or even knee deep bog. Gaiters and trekking poles with wide basket ends would be a good idea. Do try and get up to lough firrib - it's a lovely little lake and worth a stop for tea and cake (which you will have to bring yourself).

Posted by Shanks Mare on October 15th, 2015 - 10:30:22



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