This is a guided mountain trail, graded hard.
We start at the site of the memorial stone to the 1798 rebellion and make our way up a forest road into Fraughan Rock Glen, a lovely secluded valley of rocky outcrops and heather clad slopes. Steadily gaining height as we climb Lugnaquilla, we reach the broad northern ridge of the mountain which we use to gain access to the summit. Lugnaquilla is the highest mountain in Wicklow at 931 metres (3054 ft.) and one of only 13 mountains over 3000ft. in Ireland.
From the summit we head east, down another broad ridge, taking in the superb views before dropping down to Art’s Lough and the steep decent back into Fraughan Rock Glen. Here we ford the small river before retracing our steps down the forest track to our start point. (Please note, as this walk includes a river crossing, after heavy rain it may be necessary to take an alternative descent route). The hike should take around 6½ hours and we should have time to get some refreshments in a local pub. Return to Dublin by approx. 19.00