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 finest 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
- Allow 2-3 hours up and again
- No clear markers however the path may be very effectively outlined
- Difficulty- 6/10
- Highlight- Wicklow panorama and Lough Ouler love heart-shaped lake
- Hiking gear important
Parking for Tonelagee & Lough Ouler Walk
We parked our automobile in Turlough hill automobile park right here. The automobile park is giant with a number of areas. It is sort of hidden away from the highway, so don’t go away something useful seen in your automobile.
Tonelagee from the Turlough hill automobile 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 automobile park and on the small viewing level. After a small 360 levels twirl, we flip again towards the mountain and stroll throughout the highway.
Just as we step off the highway, we have to cross a big drain. We simply regarded for everybody else’s crossing location and jumped throughout. Make certain to search out the proper path. We spent a while, initially looking for the footpath at first. We have walked this path earlier than and solely discovered the trail on the descent. This made the hike a lot more durable than it ought to have been. Sometimes it’s not actually seen, because of the flowering heather however it’s positively value discovering.
Once 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 determine it. Be ready and convey navigation gear. On the highest a part of the mountain, the trail is just not as outlined so remember to keep oriented.
The hike up Tonelagee is just not too steep or overly arduous however it’s straightforward to stray off target. Keep an eye fixed in 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 Heart Lake)
We walked over towards Stoney Top 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.
Caution— 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 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 is 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.
Overall, permit 2 hours half-hour on the mountain to view Wicklows Love lake coronary heart.
Optional Hikes after mountaineering Tonelagee
We have beforehand hiked St Kevin’s method and Turlough Hill which is the right place to begin to stroll into Glendalough. You may additionally proceed your mountain hikes by strolling onto Moanbane/ Silsean.