Walk in Ireland, Wicklow Ballineddan Mountain Slievemaan Lugnaquilla, ascent 783m, length 11km
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Bunsen7: Track 3398 in area near Ballineddan Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
Lug via Ballineddan & Slieve Mann
Length: 11.0km, Creator time taken: 2h47m, Ascent: 783m,
Descent: 792m

Places: Start at S98680 90262, Ballineddan Mountain, Slievemaan, Lugnaquilla, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1
This is the quickest/shortest route that I think I've taken up Lug (4th visit), and it provided me with the opportunity to tick off 2 additional tops. I think I would recommend this route over the Camara Hill route (though maybe that's only because I had such bad weather on that occasion), at least in winter.
I parked in Ballinabarny gap, having driven past the Dwyer McAllister cottage, and folowed the track up through the firebreak.
There is little time to limber up on this route as the ascent starts straight away.
In the cold frosty winter conditions I had for my ascent, the col between Slieve Mann and Lug was easily crossed. This may be far from the case in summer.
There was a fair scattering of snow on this Saturday morning.
As ever with Lug, the clouds are not far from arriving. Enjoy any views you get!
Keadeen from Ballineddan
Looking east towards Lugnaquilla from Ballineddan summit, with track over Slieve Mann in closest view
Looking north across the Glen of Imaal to Lowbawn from Ballineddan
The frosty summit of Lugnaquilla on 4 Feb 2017
On return via Ballineddan, visibility was greatly reduced

Uploaded on: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 (16:12:25)
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