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. Because of this 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 data on this amazing power generation plant can be found 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 data
- Begin point- The walk starts here
- Size- 6 km out and again
- Period- 2hours quarter-hour
- Buggy Pleasant- Sure, an entry street to the tip.
- Summit- No actual summit however there’s an choice for mountaineering on the finish
- Is there entry to the highest lake?- No the lake is fenced off and can’t be seen
- Elevation gain- 450m to 650m on the summit
Buggy pleasant mountain walks
The stroll begins on the top car park here. There’s a small boardwalk over to a pleasant timber decking viewing level, which offers a pleasant view down the Wicklow valley.
We deliberate to stroll the entry street 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 mountaineering trails in Wicklow.
Firstly 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 large enough 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As we now have a 4.5 small grownup, and a couple of.5-year-old toddler and a 7-week outdated child, we should be strolling buggy-friendly walks, till the climate improves not less than. We’re ready till our 7-week outdated child turns into extra comfy in her child mountaineering service earlier than leaving the buggies behind. We will even goal to stroll Kippure and Mount Leinster within the coming weeks, climate allowing.
The street tarmac floor is actually clean and ideal buggy strolling situations for a sleeping 7-week outdated child.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 trying over the decrease lake.
The stroll received steeper from right here however the youngsters had been loving the views of the Wicklow mountains. The upper we received, so did the wind. Just be sure you have sufficient garments or windbreakers to maintain the youngsters heat.
We comply with the street the entire manner till we attain a crossroads. We proceed straight right here. The street then turns to the rear of the lake and we get wonderful views of Lugnaquilla and the south of County Wicklow.
We deserted the buggies at this level and walked to the correct up in the direction of the very best level. This takes us 10 minutes with the youngsters but it surely offered 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 is no such thing as a actual summit on the prime however we did get wonderful views and had some nice household time collectively.