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2009-02-01 00:10:01
"The wonderful Glenmalure Valley awaits Alanstb" from wicklore Contract pics
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@ Alanstb - Walks in Wicklow
Hi Alanstb. I was thinking about your motorhome and wondering about where you could bring it in Wicklow. There are two negative issues. First-many car parks in the Dublin/Wicklow Mountains have height restricting barriers and/or large boulders that restrict wide vehicles. Second-and perhaps more important-your motorhome could be a target for vandals or opportunistic smash-and-grabbers. Unfortunately many of the lay-by parking spots and larger car parks have suffered this type of crime. I donít wish to alarm you and Iím sure things would be fine but this is the sad possibility.

I do have some ideas though. There are serviced caravan/camping sites in both Roundwood and Donard in Wicklow. These could provide the safe overnight aspects of your journey while allowing you to drive to starting points each day. Roundwood is 5 miles from the famous Glendalough area which has a host of walking opportunities. Also there is a public car park in Glendalough at the Information Centre that accommodates tourist coaches so your motorhome should be fine there parked during the day.

Donard is in West Wicklow and is only a few miles from the Glen of Imaal, gateway to the highest mountain in Leinster, Lugnaquillia, and many other hills. A popular starting point is from Fentons Pub, and I believe your motorhome would fit in their carpark while you are walking. (permission to park it would probably be needed)

Glenmalure is the longest glaciated valley in Ireland and offers excellent walking routes up Lugnaquillia and other surrounding mountains. Heading into the valley it ends at a large popular carpark, and the starting point for many walks. However it would be better to overnight in the carpark of local Glenmalure Lodge (with their permission).

If any of this sounds useful I can send you grid references. OSI map number 56 covers most of Wicklow. See http://www.camping-ireland.ie for those caravan sites. Make sure to read some of the history of Wicklow too-especially the history of the Military Road as you will no doubt be driving on it! http://www.wicklownationalpark.ie/pages/1798.php and http://www.glendalough.connect.ie/pages/articles/militaryroad/militaryroad.html.

ps-thanks for the info on boots!


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Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 hours ago.
The way to Crocknafarragh SE Top can follow the full route up to Crocknafarragh with an additional 700m walk out to the lesser top or, part of the way up, by contouring up and around the S flanks ...

  
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simon3 4 hours ago.
Croughan ridge by going around Lough Acorrymore walk, Len: 7.8km, Climb: 595m, Area: Croaghaun SW Top, Achill/Corraun (Ireland)...

  
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eamonoc
eamonoc a day ago.
A lot of walking done and so much more to do, thank you Mountainviews for the inspiration

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Baurtregaum Far NE Top: Great views from a so-so mountain
Colin Murphy 14 hours ago.
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Scouting the start of the Galty Challenge.
jackill 10 hours ago.
walk, Len: 17.5km, Climb: 623m, Area: Slieveanard NE Top, Galty Mountains (Irel...

  
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Bunnacunneen South Top: Simple bag from nearby tops
Colin Murphy 14 hours ago.
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strangeweaver 3 days ago.
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Bunnacunneen SE Top: Handy track
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 14 hours ago.
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simon3 4 days ago.
An easy way up starting from the carpark. walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 121m, Area: Minaun, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Minaun

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Caherbarnagh East Top: A Hidden Gem Discovered
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Park off road next to gate at the saddle between Claragh Mountain and Curracahill W23626 87990. There's room for 3-4 cars to park safely. Climb gate and follow rough stone track keeping forest to ...

  
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Onzy 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.1km, Climb: 215m, Area: Italy, Apulia ()

  
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Corraun Hill: Views! what views?
Harry Goodman 2 days ago.
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