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Wild West: Go for yer Lugnagun, Sorrel Hill, & Black Hill

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Meet at above location at 12.45pm from where you will drive to Lackan (or at Zellers Lackan Inn, Lackan Village, at 1.30pm) where we'll 'head em up and move em out', yeehaw!

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Three hills in the neighbourhood of Blessington Lakes (Poulaphouca Reservoir), starting near Lackan, namely, Black Hill (602m), Sorrel Hill (600m), and Lugnagun (446m). The lakes were created by the damming of the River Liffey at Poulaphouca. Its intention, water supply for Dublin and electricity generation.

Attractions include a megalithic cairn at the summit of Sorrel. And from the summits -when weather permits - the views of Mullaghcleevaun, Silsean, Moanbane, Seefin, Seahan, and Seefingen, and the lakes, are impressive.

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Difficulty level: strenuous.

Pace: moderate.

Overall rating: moderately-strenuous

Terrain: rough hillside paths, forest track, open hillside

Fee: €8

Required: Good walking boots, waterproof and breathable rain gear, extra spare warm layer(s), hat, gloves, drinks (incl. water), and snacks. Gaiters if you got 'em.

I will have a supply of trekking poles with me.

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