Name:Lugnaquilla [Log na Coille]
Hill number:20012
Height:924.7m / 3034ft
SMC/RHB Section:55A: Wicklow Hills S
County (CoH):Wicklow (CoH)
Topographical area:ZE08 Lugnaquilla-keadeen
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Simm, Furth, Hewitt,
Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top, Dillon, Vandeleur-Lynam, Arderin
Grid ref:T 03212 91778
Summit feature:trig point on very large stone platform
Col:76m  N640310  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 56
Survey:Trimble GeoXH 6000
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With Elaine, easy ascent from Fentons pub (good parking) no activity on the firing range. Cold and windy, but good views.BasherBob10/06/2024
With J on a glorious spring day. Standard route from car park at road end in Glenmalure. Missed the mine tracks path shortcut though but easy ascent except for rough ground next to waterfall. Extensive views from pleasant wander along upper slopes. Skylarks everywhere. More of them even than sheep.NotReallyABagger09/05/2024
From Fenton's Bar in Glen Imaal. Day trip from Edinburgh.DaveMcS08/09/2023
Dublin nations league weekend, 3-0 loss the day before at Aviva. Jerry, Michael, Paul, Mark and I climbed from Glenmalure 1130 to 1600 circuit up past waterall onto ridge, summit in 2hrs then continued circuit descending to Arts lough and ford. Grub and pint in Inn down the road. caught 8.30 ferry back to Holyhead.St Pedro12/06/2022
W/ nordics W/NadiaPatrick Molloy17/05/2022
3rd peak of the day. Poor visibility..very cold.Danny Devlin04/01/2022
Start at Baravore Carpark and ascend via Fraughan Rock Glen. Final ascent begins to plateu as you head to the summit & Percys table. Descended the same way due to bad weather conditions.DavidRen09/11/2021
From car park by ford in Glen Malure, along tracks into Fraughan Rock Glen, continuing up on to ridge and round to summit, descending to Clohernagh, then to Arts Lough, and followed fence line down to ford across Fraughan Rock Glen and back to startkdbennett28/07/2019
From Fenton's Bar, Glen of Imaal. Just before the gate into the firing range, keep right to go around the outside. But still, avoid firing days.Pete R24/07/2019
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Solo. From road end at Baravore in Glenmalure. Up through forest on path and track to Fraughan Rock Glen. Continued on path that climbs steeply up out of the glen. Up ridge of Cinnow to Summit of Lugnaquilla. Very misty high up. Returned same way. This ascent is almost 50 years after my first ascent of Lugnaquilla and completes my second round of the Irish 3000 footers.pwbellarby20/07/2018
Furths compleation.Blair28228/05/2018
My last 3000 footer in Ireland! Car park at end of Glenmalur road (near ford) - track to head of valley (just south of Table Mountain) - Camenabologue - Lugnaquilla - Clohernagh - descent by east ridge to zigzags alongside Carrawaystick Brook - return along road. Walked solo. Weather mostly sunny but early morning mist took some time to clear and partly obscured views on Camenabologue and Lugnaquilla summits. Windy. Lugnaquilla is a sprawling and complex mountain with many ridges and corries. Feels very remote - a reasonable path though from Lugnaquilla back to the valley over Clohernagh. Excellent views when I got them! Take care not to drift into Glen lmaal artillery range! Time 6 hours.jamessteel10009/08/2017
Very misty, windy and wetTonyandsue30/07/2017
ballineddan, slievemaan, lugnaquilla from ballinfoyle on grassy paths.robertphillips16/06/2017
Hot and sunny, ascent via Ballineddan and Slievemaan, down via Camara Hill.Taz3825/08/2016
from Glenmalure youth hostel. Dry, high cloud and sun, good views to 850m then cloud on top.iangalbraith11/08/2015
With Moira, weather fair. Dinner in Toomey's Bar afterColB09/08/2015
Glenmalure YH to Jobstown, mainly on The Lug Walk Classic. 52km, +/-2400m, 16 hours.PGCE21/07/2015
Carrawaystick Waterfall to wild camp spot West of Arts Cross. Clohernagh (800m), Lugnaquillia (925m), Camenabologue (758m), Table Mountain (701m), Conavalla (734m). Good weather.tobywharne22/07/2014
with RDunlawyering05/07/2014
Summit 8/11. A horseshoe walk of 41.1kms done in 13hrs and 5mins. Started up Church Mountain 544m, went around the forest and up Corriebracks 531m and then on to Lobawn 636m. Followed the tracks as much as possible and Table Mountain 702m and Camenabologue 758m. Then left the normal tracks and did Camenabologue SE Top 663m, Benleagh 689m, and then up Lugnaquilla 925m and then took the tack down to Slievemaan 759m and Ballineddan Mountain 652m. Headed to the road between Ballineddan Mountain and Keadeen Mountain and took some shortcuts and forest tracks up to the summit of Keadeen Mountain 653m and took a steep descent to the small country roads near Spinans Hill. Followed the small country roads/lanes back towards Davidstown where we hitched back to the car!simoburn18/02/2014
A walk of 23.9kms in 6hrs 5mins. Summit 1/4 on a loop Walk. Went up the forest track and followed the mountain river Ow to the South Prison, went up the main gully to Lugnaquilla 925m, went over to Corrigasleggaun 794m, then to Cloghernagh 800m and finally did the North and South summits of Slieve Maan 547.8m. Finished back down the forest trails and tracks with some short cuts!simoburn06/02/2014
Clohernagh, Lugnaquillia and Corrigasleggaun from Glenmalur. WSFred Windsor08/08/2013
with John Green, Oliver Bartrumdavidsbatty28/04/2013
Happy New Year 2013. What an awesome start to the New Year!! Was gruelling and bitter cold but well worth it :DLizzie Murray01/01/2013
With Damian & Dominic Lavery.Dangerous Dave25/08/2012
My last Irish 'Munro', happily done of the first day of my stayin Glemalure. Up via Fraughan Rock Glen- good valley scenery. I took a poor line for the final ascent onto the plateau, it went ok but very steep, 1/2 km either side would have been better. Good views, little sunshine, and a nice descent, keeping high for a while- over Clohernaugh and via Art's Lough.pwheeler28/05/2011
Up the zig zags. Great views all round until just leaving the summit when hail came in. First 3000er in Ireland.huwthomas13/02/2011
Up the zig-zags, on to Cloghernagh (800M) and across to Lug.Roen23/10/2010
The clearest most beautiful day of the year. Went up by Fraughan Rock. Lots of people on Lug today. Great clear views.Audi-Anne05/06/2010
From Glenmalure, with R. richardsun10/03/2010
From the East, with Rosemary and Penda. Clear day. Estimated date, was July or August.beorwulf07/08/2009
Highest point of the Wicklow Round completed along with Paul Mahon and Jason ReidPN_Runner05/06/2009
CK SheilaS03/05/2009
Done this hill three times now icking up 2000 footers. Itís a cracker. This time from Glenmallurenickywood115/05/2008
Followed Irvine Butterfield's route from Glen of Imail very early in morning having driven over from Limerick after £1.00 flight from Prestwick. Dark and damp.lordtonult15/11/2007
from glendalough, long slog there and back, great daylegan11/07/2007
Part of Rnordicstar25/05/2007
Sunny. Broad Plateau.alwaysinshorts24/03/2007
R Rup just off plane, terrible weather went thro Irish army! Richard Tait24/07/2005
Drab mountain but great views!Geo30/04/2005
Stayed at hotel in Glendalough.Man of Kernow114/06/2003
The easiest 'provincial top'of the four by some distance from Ballinfoyleroscorrocket03/04/2002
With ABJohnthemate01/03/2001
Up through the Irish Army's artillery range...doh ! With RMA, Slim Jim, Killie Jim, Campbell K, the Terrier, S, Loafer Len and the F.C.The Captain01/08/1998
From Glen Imail at Camara. Got permit from military office on the day. Very gentle walk, snowy trig and very scratched topo on summit; last of my Irish 3000'ers.Aye Jimmy17/04/1998
Walked up from Glenmalure valley with my father. Good views between the showers but biting wind on top.andy30/07/1997
and 28/09/2002tallscottishguy01/04/1997