Lugnaquilla [4 ] [1 ] (from [2 ] Irish: , meaning "hollow of the Log na Coille wood") is a 925-metre (3,035 ft) tall mountain in County Wicklow, Ireland.
Geography [ edit ]
Lugnaquilla seen from the Wicklow Way on the saddle between Lugduff and
The mountain is the highest peak of the
Wicklow Mountains range, the highest in the province of Leinster, and the 13th highest peak in all Ireland. Informally referred to as one of the Irish [1 ] Munros, it is classed as a Furth by the Scottish Mountaineering Club. [5 ]
Lugnaquilla is a bulky mountain, with a large plateau-type summit, bounded on two sides by steep glacial
corries called "North Prison" and "South Prison". [6 ]
Access to the summit [ edit ]
Its proximity to
Dublin ensures that Lugnaquilla is a frequently climbed mountain. The three popular approaches are from Fenton's Pub in the Glen of Imaal, Glenmalure and Aghavannagh with the shortest direct route from the Glen of Imaal via Camara Hill that skirts the military artillery range. [6 ]
Views, on a clear day, extend east across the
Irish Sea to the hills of the Llŷn Peninsula and mountains of Snowdonia in Wales, and west to the mountains of Munster.
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