This easy ramble starts in the Upper car park and brings you along the shoreline of the lake. As you get deeper into the valley the rugged mountains loom high above. Here you can explore the old mining works. Don’t forget to keep an eye for Saint Kevins Bed on the other side of the lake.
This walk skirts one side of the Upper Lake on a sandy road along the floor of the valley, passing through Scots Pine woodland before reaching the ruined miners’ village. Halfway along the trail, the cave known as St. Kevin’s Bed can be seen across the lake and the views of the lake and surrounding mountainsides are impressive.
Markings: The route is marked with purple arrows – Linear Trail (Out & back on same trail)
Estimated time: 1.25hrs
Total height climbed: 20m
Highest point: 130m
Terrain underfoot: Forest road and track.
Suitable for: Families with young children
Notes: The upper end of the walk can be very exposed to wind
How to get to start point: Upper Lake Car Park Glendalough
- GPS START POINT: 53.005,-6.3449
- GRID REF: T 111 961
- Bus: St Kevins Bus +353 (0)1 281 8119 / www.glendaloughbus.com