Comeraghs Loop - 13 June 2021
Today we will start at the Nire Valley carpark. We head for the summit plateau via ‘Nire Valley Trail’ on reaching Sgilloge Loughs.
We begin our ascent from here to the plateau and cross for views of Coumshingaun Lake. From here, we descend by Coum Iarthar and join the Boolas and then Nire Valley trail back to the car park via "The Gap".
Route Distance is approximately 14km and will take roughly 6 hours. Total height gain approx. 450 - 500 metres.
What you need to bring?
- Waterproof walking boots with good ankle support
- Waterproof Jacket & trousers (The irish weather can be very unpredictable!)
- Comfortable clothes to walk in
- Warm layer
- Lunch & Snacks
- 1.5-2lts of water
- Comfortable rucksack
- Any medication needed e.g. Inhaler
If you have any questions regarding the hike or start point please don't hesitate to get in touch
If you require transport click here for information on our minibus service
The group will meet at 9am at Shay Elliot car park on the old military road, after introductions and a brief for the day, we shall get started. A mellow start following a forest track until we head for Cullentragh Mtn (520m), on a clear day from here we can see our entire route for the day. As we make our way in the Wicklow National Park boundaries we will head in a Northeasterly direction along a subtle ridge till we hit the Cairn that marks the top of Derrybawn Mountain (526m). We will head down towards Glendalough, crossing the Wicklow Way, before an uphill climb to get onto the boardwalks of the Spinc and some great views of the Glendalough valley.
As we continue a steady climb along the Spinc, We head of towards Lugduff, hitting Lugduff SE top first and then summiting our second highest peak of the day Lugduff (652m), a slight decent before one last small climb to hit Mullacor (657m) descent down before rejoining our original path over Cullentragh Mtn and back to the car park.
Breaks & Lunch spots will depend on weather, groups ability and speed.