Lough Dan

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Lough Dan
Loch Deán
Lough Dan reflections (27765469).jpg
Location County Wicklow
Coordinates 53°04′32″N 6°17′09″W / 53.075436°N 6.285918°W / 53.075436; -6.285918Coordinates: 53°04′32″N 6°17′09″W / 53.075436°N 6.285918°W / 53.075436; -6.285918
Primary inflows River Cloghoge, River Inchavore
Primary outflows River Avonmore
Basin countries Ireland
Max. length 3 km (1.9 mi)
Max. width 0.5 km (0.31 mi)
Surface area 106 ha (260 acres)
Average depth 13.5 m (44 ft)
Surface elevation 205 m (673 ft)
Islands 0

Lough Dan (Irish: Loch Deán) is a boomerang-shaped ribbon lake near Roundwood, County Wicklow, Ireland. It is a popular area for hikers and kayakers and lies very close to the Wicklow Way.

The Inchavore river flows into Lough Dan from the north-west. An outflow from Lough Tay - the Cloghoge river - feeds it via from the north-east. It is drained to the south by the River Avonmore. Most of the lake is surrounded by private lands, though the north-western corner is part of the Wicklow National Park.

Scouting Jamboree[edit]

In 1997, Lough Dan was the site of an Irish Scouting jamboree, Lough Dan '97, hosted by Scouting Ireland S.A.I. on their national campsite based beside the lake, and co-organised by the Federation of Irish Scouts Associations. The Jamboree was abandoned on the Thursday due to inclement weather and flooding.


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