The frightening roar of the waterfall produced the name ‘Devil’s Glen’, as the river was mightier before the damming to produce the Vartry Reservoir.
• Above: Devil’s Punchbowl, Devil’s Glen
This will be a forest loop in the Devil’s Glen much of which follows the course of the Vartry River. We will combine the Waterfall Walk and maybe the Seamus Heaney Walk. Heaney is said to have found inspiration in these woods.
There is also some wonderful woodland sculpture pieces en route.
Straddle two counties before you straddle the bar stool to ring in 2017. All you can eat peat on this one, so bring gaiters if you got ’em!
This walk includes Knocknagun (555m), and Glendoo (586m) on the Wicklow-Dublin border. Knocknagun (gaelic: Cloch na gCon meaning ‘the Rock of the Hounds’), a rocky outcrop (tor).
Above photo by Judy Gough.
Great views en route of Tibradden, Fairy Castle, Knockree Hill, Maulin, Tonduffs, Kippure, the Lough Brays, and ‘the Big Smoke’ (i.e. Dublin).
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Can do, will do, Glendoo (to Knocknagun)…and straddle two counties.
Saturday, Dec 31, 2016, 10:30 AM
Location details are available to members only.
6 Mike’s Hikers Attending
Straddle two counties before you straddle the bar stool.All you can eat peat on this one, so bring gaiters if you got ’em!This walk includes Knocknagun (555m), and Glendoo (586m) on the Wicklow-Dublin border.Knocknagun (gaelic: Cloch na gCon meaning ‘the Rock of the Hounds’), a rocky outcrop (tor)• Above: Mike between a rock and a squidgy plac…
Post Christmas hike; day after St Stephen’s Day (27 Dec 2017). A hike for my REGULARS in the Laragh area followed by Carvery Lunch (~€12) in Lynhams of Laragh, which I’ve provisionally booked for 25 people.
We will hike Trooperstown Hill from the Laragh side + Round Hill (not too tough and fits the bill; see previous outing there http://www.meetup.com/MikesWicklowHikes/events/231039239/).
A little further south in Wicklow for this one and close to the Glenmalure Valley, one of the longest glaciated valleys in Ireland.
Our route includes Croaghanmoira (664m), and the Fananieran (426m) summit and ridge – one of the best ridges in Wicklow.
See full details: http://www.meetup.com/MikesWicklowHikes/events/234810788/
This walk includes a section of the Wicklow Way near Lough Tay (a film location for ‘Vikings’ and ‘Excalibur’) heading towards White Hill. Panoramic views from the start on this one of the neighbouring hills, lakes, and reservoirs, and 360 gran vista atop Djouce (assuming no mist) onto its many spurs including Middle, Paddock, and Barrack Hill. We will head up to the Djouce summit (725m) and return back to our start point via new route or the Wicklow Way. This route can get very windy and cold, so bring those extra layers.
See full details on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/MikesWicklowHikes/events/234587839/