Tonelagee Wicklow-Love coronary heart Lake-lough Ouler stroll — from turlough hill

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 very best views of Lough Ouler, Wicklow’s love coronary heart lake are from the highest of Tonelagee.

Key details about the hike

  • Park here at Turlough hill
  • Permit 2-3 hours up and again
  • No clear markers however the path may be very effectively outlined
  • Problem- 6/10
  • Spotlight- Wicklow panorama and Lough Ouler love heart-shaped lake
  • Mountain climbing gear important

Parking for Tonelagee & Lough Ouler Stroll

We parked our automobile in Turlough hill car park here. The automobile park is massive with plenty of areas. It’s fairly hidden away from the highway, so don’t depart something helpful seen in your automobile.

tonelagee parking

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.

Simply as we step off the highway, we have to cross a big drain. We simply seemed for everybody else’s crossing location and jumped throughout. Make sure that to seek out the proper path. We spent a while, initially looking for the footpath initially. We’ve got 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. Generally it’s not actually seen, as a result of flowering heather however it’s positively price discovering.

Tonelagee Mountain

As soon as we’re on the trail, we cowl floor in a short time and inside 1 hour we attain the summit. There are not any markers on the path however the path may be very outstanding, if you establish it.  Be ready and produce navigation tools. On the highest a part of the mountain, the trail just isn’t as outlined so remember to keep oriented.

The hike up Tonelagee just isn’t too steep or overly laborious however it’s straightforward to stray off beam. Keep watch over 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

Love heart lake wicklow map lough ouler

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 comply with 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 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 raise, 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.

Total, enable 2 hours half-hour on the mountain to view Wicklows Love lake coronary heart.

Optionally available Hikes after climbing Tonelagee

We’ve got beforehand hiked St Kevin’s approach and Turlough Hill which is the proper place to begin to stroll into Glendalough. You may additionally proceed your mountain hikes by strolling onto Moanbane/ Silsean.