6h ago · 10:45 AM
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A nice trek along the Dublin-Wicklow border. Knocknagun (gaelic: Cloch na gCon meaning 'the Rock of the Hounds'), a rocky outcrop (tor); height 555m. And Prince William's Seat (555m). Our ascent will take us past the Castle Toole Mass Rock. We will descend via a section of the Wicklow Way.
Great views en route of Glendoo, Tibradden, Fairy Castle, Knockree Hill, Maulin, Tonduffs, Kippure, the Lough Brays, and 'the Big Smoke' (i.e. Dublin).
Expect a bit of squidge (muck) on this one. Bring gaiters if you've got them.
• Heading towards the Mass Rock on a previous hike, photo by Judy Gough
Difficulty level: moderately strenuous
Terrain: forest track, rough trail, blanket bog, & open hillside.
Overall Rating: Easy-Moderate-Strenuous-Very Difficult
Allow: ~3 hours to cover about 8km and ~300m of overall ascent.
Required: hiking boots, waterproof rain gear, hat, gloves, spare warm extra layer(s), drinks (incl. water), and snacks. I will have a supply of trekking poles with me should you need them.