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Wicklow Area   Cen: Glendalough South Subarea
Place count in area: 115, OSI/LPS Maps: 28B, 55, 56, 61, 62, AWW, EW-DM, EW-LG, EW-WE, EW-WS 
Highest place:
Lugnaquilla, 924.7m
Maximum height for area: 924.7 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 905 metres,

Places in area Wicklow:
Cen: Glendalough North:   Brockagh Mountain 556.9mBrockagh Mountain NW Top 549.5mBrockagh Mountain SE Top 471.7mCamaderry East Top 677.3mCamaderry Mountain 698.6mConavalla 734mTomaneena 682.4m
Cen: Glendalough South:   Carriglineen Mountain 456.6mCullentragh Mountain 510mDerrybawn Mountain 476.1mKirikee Mountain 474.5mLugduff 653.2mLugduff SE Top 638mMullacor 660.7mTrooperstown Hill 430m
N Cen: Tonelagee:   Carrignagunneen 561mFair Mountain 571.2mStoney Top 713.7mTonelagee 815.8mTonelagee E Top 668mTonelagee South-East Top 545.8m
NE: Bray & Kilmacanogue:   Bray Head Hill 238.9mCarrigoona Commons East 242mDowns Hill 372.9mGreat Sugar Loaf 501.2mLittle Sugar Loaf 342.4m
NE: Djouce:   Djouce 725.5mKnockree 342.1mMaulin 570mTonduff 642mTonduff East Top 593mWar Hill 684.8mWhite Hill 631.1m
NE: Fancy:   Ballinafunshoge 480mKanturk 527.4mKnocknacloghoge 532.4mLuggala 593.3mRobber's Pass Hill 508.9mScarr 640mScarr North-West Top 559.8mSleamaine 430m
NE: Vartry:   Ballinacorbeg 336mBallycurry 301mDunranhill 342mMount Kennedy 365.9m
NW: Blessington:   Carrigleitrim 408mLugnagun 446.2mSlieveroe 332mSorrel Hill 599.5m
NW: Mullaghcleevaun:   Black Hill 602.2mCarrigshouk 572.5mCarrigvore 682.4mDuff Hill 720.8mGravale 719mMoanbane 703mMullaghcleevaun 846.7mMullaghcleevaun East Top 796mSilsean 698m
S: Aughrim Hills:   Cushbawn 400mKilleagh 249mMoneyteige North 427mPreban Hill 389m
S: Croaghanmoira:   Ballinacor Mountain 529.3mBallycurragh Hill 536mBallyteige 447mCarrickashane Mountain 508mCroaghanmoira 662.3mCroaghanmoira North Top 579.5mFananierin 426mSlieve Maan 547.8mSlieve Maan North Top 546.1m
S: Croghan Kinsella:   Annagh Hill 454mCroghan Kinsella 606mCroghan Kinsella East Top 562.1mSlievefoore 414m
S: Shillelagh Hills:   Lakeen 357mMonaughrim 206mSeskin 344mStookeen 420m
S: Tinahely Hills:   Ballycumber Hill 429.7mEagle Hill 296mMuskeagh Hill 398.2m
SE: Wicklow South East:   Ballinastraw 284mBallyguile Hill 188mBarranisky 280mCarrick Mountain 381mCollon Hill 238mKilnamanagh Hill 217mWestaston Hill 270m
W: Baltinglass:   Ballyhook Hill 288mBaltinglass Hill 382mCarrig Mountain 571mCarrigeen Hill 298mCloghnagaune 385mCorballis Hill 258mKeadeen Mountain 653mSpinans Hill 409mSpinans Hill SE Top 400mTinoran Hill 312m
W: Cen Lugnaquilla:   Ballineddan Mountain 652.3mBenleagh 689mCamenabologue 758mCamenabologue SE Top 663mCloghernagh 800mCorrigasleggaun 794.6mLugnaquilla 924.7mSlievemaan 759.7m
W: Donard:   Brewel Hill 222mChurch Mountain 544mCorriebracks 531mLobawn 636mSlievecorragh 418mSugarloaf 552mTable Mountain 701.7mTable Mountain West Top 563m

Note: this list of places includes island features such as summits, but not islands as such.
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Lugduff Mountain An Log Dubh A name in Irish, also Mullaghmore an extra EastWest name in English (Ir. An Log Dubh [PNCW#], 'the black hollow') Wicklow County in Leinster Province, in Arderin, Vandeleur-Lynam Lists, Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist Bedrock

Height: 653.2m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 56 Grid Reference: T07224 95378
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Longitude: -6.403712, Latitude: 52.998709 , Easting: 307225, Northing: 195378 Prominence: 91.86m,  Isolation: 1km
ITM: 707150 695413,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Lugduf, 10 char: Lugduff
Bedrock type: Dark blue-grey slate, phyllite & schist, (Maulin Formation)

The name has been transferred from one of the valleys or hollows near Glendalough. In 1617 it was recorded as Barnelogduffe, but in 1668 as just Lug Duffe and similarly as Lugduff in 1760.   Lugduff is the 192nd highest place in Ireland.

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Circuit includes top.
by pplsgod  25 Feb 2022
Did Lugduff on Sunday 28th Feb 2010 as part of a circuit around Glendalough (see walks list "Glendalough - Camade - Lgh Firrib - Lugduff" for more info on route) Starting at the visitor centre head for the main road and turn left. Head for the junction of R757 and St Kevins Road, take St. Kevins Road also known as St. Kevins Way

After a short walk along St. Kevin Road (approx half a kilometre) there is a left turn into the
forestry. It is the first turn you will come across along this road. The route through the forest is a
well trodden track which zig zags before opening to a clearing onto the ridge of Camaderry

If you follow a bearing of 280 degrees you will come onto the South East summit of Camaderry at T 089 974 starA. The walk upto Camaderry summit at T 082 981 starB from here is straightforward with a compass bearing of 319 degrees

From Camaderry summit take a bearing of 300 degrees which will bring you to Turlough Hill
Reservoir at T 065 985 starC. From here take a new bearing of 290 degrees towards Lough Firrib taking care to avoid steep ground on your right hand side. Lough Firrib is located at T049 987 starD

From Lough Firrib (to avoid losing too much ground) walk for approx 1km along a bearing of
200 degrees (should take max 20 minutes) and then turn to 140 degrees directly towards
Lugduff summit. Adjust your compass to 130 degrees which will bring you to Lugduff SE Top . Turn due East (80 degrees) and drop down to the Spink Walk track

You can follow the Spink track / boardwalk all the way back to the visitor centre or for a slight
variation turn into the forestry at T 095 957 starE approx - on the track there is a signpost telling you exactly where to turn off the boardwalk) After a short decent you will pick up a track that runs parallel to the Spink trail by taking a left after coming out of the forestry. There are a
few different trails that lead back to the visitor centre.

On this day there was a lot of snow lingering around the summits which slowed our progress, the walk took 6 hrs 30 minutes but could probably be done in an hour less ing ood weather Linkback:
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csd on Lugduff, 2003
by csd  4 Aug 2003
Middle: Lugduff ridge with Lugduff to the extreme right. Foreground: Fraughan Rock Glen. Background: Tonlagee and Camaderry. If you have six hours to spare, a pleasant circuit taking in Lugduff can be done. Start at the car park at Baravore and head up the forest track to Table Mountain. Lunch at Three Lakes can be followed by the short pull up to Conavalla. Then head SE along the ridge that divides Glendalo and Glenmalur, taking in Lugduff on the way. Divert south through the Cullentragh Park and aim to hit the forest at approx 077 935 starF. Aim for the stream marked in the middle of the forested section and listen for the sound of falling water. There is a delightful waterfall secreted in the woods. Finish up by heading straight down to the road and turn right for the kilometre or so walk to the car park. Photo taken 04.08.2003. Linkback:
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View across Ridge
by darrenf  14 Jun 2010
This photo was taken en route to Lough Firrib. We started at the upper car park in Glendalough and ascended the steps taking you up to the spinc. From here its a straightward tramp across the boardwalk until you come to a junction. Going straight on (or keeping right) will take you to the bridge at the head of Glendalough Valley and bearing left at this point takes you up and over to the saddle between Mullacor and Lugduff SE Top. We took in SE Top before stopping for lunch on top of Lugduff. We continued on toward Lough Firrib.

The photo clearly shows the Lugduff ridge to the right of the photo, while the trail snaking down from the spinc is also clearly visible. The head of the Glendalough Valley is just peeking through also. Unfortunately the camera battery died just as we approached Lough Firrib. Typical. Be warned however that we discovered a number of ticks on our legs after spending some time in the peaceful surrounds of Lough Firrib. Linkback:
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Picture: Lugduff from Camenaologue SE Top
A high point on long ridge separating Glendalough from Glenmalure
by Bunsen7  23 Apr 2018
This picture is taken pretty much directly to the west of Lugduff across Glenmalure on an approach to Camenabologue SE Top.

Most people will probably take in Lugduff as part of a circuit of Glendalough, but possibly as an out and back spur in an otherwise circular route, because a complete circuit taking in Lugduff would normally make for a very long walk (e.g. coming from or en route to Conavalla.

Track 2496 showcases one of the more classic routes that includes Lugduff.

On a good day, you should be able to see Art's Lough from its summit when looking towards Clohernagh to the south-west - on a good day! Linkback:
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Picture: poor visibility near lough firrib
Glendalough lough firrib circuit
by Ste  12 Apr 2013
Climed lugduff as part of a circuit starting from glendalough upper car park. Original planned route was glendalough - lough firrib - turlough hill reservoir - camaderry - glendalough (walk 8, "best Irish walks", joss lynam). Followed glenealo river to lough firrib. Visibility was very poor (see pic) but the river acted as a perfect line to follow, supplemented by map and compass. As I got to approx 550m snow appeared. When crossing the large snow areas I ended up going waste high on a few occasions. Visibility got so bad, and I was losing my nerve with the snow, so I decided that I would retreat as rain/sleet/hail was worsening as was the light and visibility. I headed back down the glenealo river route but as I got a few hundred metres down I suddenly decided that I had to bag a summit after coming this far. I got the map out and decided that I would head south up onto the ridge that links Conavalla to Lugduff. Got to T052 972 starG and set a bearing for Lugduff. I then realised I had made a big mistake. The weather deteriorated and visibility was only a few metres. My navigating skills were about to be tested to the full. Then came the peat hags! Oh how I hate peat hags. Snow sat in between the hags which made them almost impossible to cross. A straight line ahead was impossible. The 3km tramp to Lugduff ended up being 5km I reckon. As I reached the cairn of Lugduff, exhausted, I found cover.. Was gonna head for Mullacor but weather was just too bad so I dropped down to the Spink and back to the car. A planned 5 hr hike ended up 6.5 hrs and much harder than planned. Linkback:
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paraic on Lugduff, 2004
by paraic  27 Jul 2004
Drove up the Glenmalure valley to the carpark by the Avonbeg River at T 066 943 starH. The cloud level was at about 600m so I wasn't going to expect any views from the summit! Decided to climb up the steep valley wall directly to Lugduff. The wall face (270m) should take about 40 mins to complete. Made my descent of the valley wall 2km west of my assent through Ballinagoneen. Walked back to the carpark using the track along the river. Tough climb but on a clear day I'm sure it's worth it! Linkback:
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