This access route, which is an enjoyable walk in itself, gains you access to the Mullacor Saddle. From here you have easy access to the open mountains, either west to Lugduff and beyond or East to Derrybawn. This is a linear trail and you return by the same route.
Grade: Strenuous, marked with White markers.
Estimated time: 60-90 mins
Total height climbed: 350m
Highest point: 500m
Terrain underfoot: Forest trail
Suitable for: Fit walkers
Notes: Very sustained steep climb. From the top of the route you can follow the Wicklow Way to Glendalough, if you access the open mountain from here you must be fully prepared and know how to navigate in difficult conditions.
How to get to start point: Ballinafunshogue Car Park
- GPS FOR START POINT: 52.975024, -6.391822
- There is no public transport to the start point, nearest train station is Rathdrum: www.irishrail.ie