Sunday, August 7, 2011

Wicklow Way Day 4 Glendalough to Glenmalure

Day 4: Distance12km ascent of 350m practically all on track, paths with one short boardwalk section.
Once off the roads this brown sign is replace by the little yellow hiker or a yellow arrow.

On the saddle between  Lugduff & Mullacor, looking up towards the head of Glenmalure.

On the boardwalk looking back at Lugduff before the walk down shoulder of Mullacor
Looking down into middle of Glenmalure

Grassy path across shoulder of Mullacor before steep left turn down to the top of stone steps.
The steps heading down to the gravel track with great view of upper Glenmalure.

The Mullacor hut-up steep bank on left so need to key an eye out for it. Great place to stay about 2km from pub but its uphill on the way back!

Monastic sites, waterfalls, expansive views great walking! We stayed one night at the Mullacor hut-which is well set up and cosy- as we wanted a day to explore the wilds of Glenmalure and then one night in the Glenmalure Arms a great pub/B&B providing fantastic value for money. Hot toddy on arrival, great dinner, comfy beds, brilliant breakfast and packed lunch if desired (we'd brought our own supplies). If camping but find the hut is a bit too basic (i.e. too far from the pub) then there is a campsite just over the road from the pub which is run by the owners of the Glenmalure Arms.

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