Lugnaquilla, Wicklow

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Lugnaquilla is a 925m tall mountain in County Wicklow, Ireland.
The mountain is the highest peak of the Wicklow Mountains range and the highest in Ireland outside County Kerry. Informally referred to as one of the Irish Munros, it is classed as a Furth by the Scottish Mountaineering Club.
Lugnaquilla is a bulky mountain, with a large plateau-type summit, bounded on two sides by steep glacial corries called "North Prison" and "South Prison".
Its proximity to Dublin ensures that Lugnaquilla is a frequently climbed mountain. The three popular approaches are from Fenton's Pub in the Glen of Imaal, Glenmalure and Aghavannagh with the shortest direct route from the Glen of Imaal via Camara Hill that skirts the military artillery range.
Views, on a clear day, extend east across the Irish Sea to the hills of the Llŷn Peninsula and mountains of Snowdonia in Wales, and west to the mountains of Munster.
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  • One of the best days out trekking Ive ever had but my goodness its a tough climb. We had a very experienced trekker/climber in our group and we were very thankful in the end as out of the blue a thick...  more »
  • Trekked up Lugnaquilla with two friends with far more experience then I have. Decent amount of fitness is definitely key for this, there’s a bit of everything involved going up, climbing, trekking, ma...  more »
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  • Fantastic climb with amazing views from the top, parked at Fentons pub , it’s about a 2 kilometer walk to the trail from there. It’s a steep climb but the most direct route, highly recommend
  • Great day outdoors. 6 hours hike, breath taking views. Amazingly beautiful!!
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