GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Turlough Hill

5 miles (7.5 km)

This walk visits Lough Nahanagan, Camaderry Mountain and Turlough Reservoir before climbing to Turlough Hill for wonderful views over the Wicklow Mountains.
The walk starts from the Wicklow Gap car park just to the north of Lough Nahanagan. From here you can pick up footpaths heading south to the Lough before climbing to the 698m (2,290ft) summit of Camaderry. The route then bends round through Sevenchurches to the Turlough Hill Reservoir. Here you will find a hydroelectric Power Station which can generate up to 292 megawatts (392,000hp) of electricity at times of peak demand. It is Ireland's onlypumped-storage hydroelectricityplant. From here you climb to the west to reach the 681 metres (2,234ft) summit of Turlough Hill. The granite mountain is covered withblanket bog, a habitat forheather,purple moor grass, Sphagnummoss and a number of Alpine plants. There's also great views over the surrounding lakes and mountains of Wicklow.
To continue your walking in the area head a short distance to the south to visit the lovely Glendalough Lakes. Here you will find waymarked trails, taking you around both lakes with riverside sections, woodland and a waterfall to enjoy as well. Just to the south west of the hill you can pick up trails to take you up to Lugnaquilla, the highest mountain in Ireland.

Turlough Hill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

Ancient Tree Stump at the Wicklow Gap - geograph.org.uk - 855584

Ancient Tree Stump at the Wicklow Gap

View from Wicklow Gap - geograph.org.uk - 930132

View from Wicklow Gap

Viewpoint and explanatory boards - geograph.org.uk - 903375

Viewpoint and explanatory boards

Lough Nahanagan

Lough Nahanaga

Turlough Hill Hydroelectric Power Station - geograph.org.uk - 856004

Turlough Hill Hydroelectric Power Station

Corrie lake below Turlough Hill - geograph.org.uk - 903400

Corrie lake below Turlough Hill

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