MEETING POINT: 11am in the car park of the Glenmalure Lodge Hotel at Drumgoff Crossroads in Glenmalure, http://goo.gl/maps/8QqjR
If coming via Laragh, instead of continuing on to Glendalough, go south on the road beside Lynams pub in the middle of Laragh. This is the R755 signposted Rathdrum, Glenmalure, Arklow. After about 1.4km, take the turn off up to the right, signposted Glenmalure/Aghavannagh (be sure not to miss this turn off as some did on a previous day and ended up in Rathdrum, way off track!). After 7.5km on this scenic road you reach Drumgoff crossroads. Take a left here and the car park is just on the right hand side.
This approach to Lugnaquillia starts in Baravore, a short drive from the Glenmalure Lodge car park, ascending through the Fraughan Rock Glen and then going up through two further hanging valleys to reach the plateau leading to Lugnaquillia, the highest peak in Ireland outside of Kerry. The descent is by Clohernagh, taking a steep grassy ramp leading down to Art's Lough.
Approx 13km with 850m of ascent and descent.