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Luggala (Fancy Mountain) via East Gully is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Wicklow, County Wicklow, Ireland that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.

Length 4.7 mi Elevation gain 1,797 ft Route type Out & Back

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Bird watching

Lake

River

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A short challenging hike up a well know Wicklow mountain, taking in some fantastic views of Lough Tay. Parking is along the side of the road at the large iron gates just off the R759. Cross the road and "squeeze" through the swinging gate, and follow the road down in a large Zig Zag. You will pass several cottages and a large farmhouse before crossing a small wooden Bridge. At this point you leave the road and cross a Stile into a green field. Here you turn right and head north directly towards Lough Tay. The ground here is quite rocky and in places boggy so care must be taken. The South East Face of Luggala is is directly in front of you. You will cross a small boulder field before the ground begins to rise steeply. Follow the line on Waypoint 5 directly up the Gully. Note there is plenty of loose rock, however the ground is not that steep that they will pick up much speed. About 3 quarters the way up the gully you can veer right or left. Once on the ridge follow the trail West along the ridge to the summit. Note the ground here is very boggy so care must be taken. Follow a SE bearing off the top and back along a (eroded) trail. The trip to see the old village ruins is optional. If you want to avoid this simply keep to the trail which will bring you back to the Stile (Waypoint 2). The village is worth a visit however, and is usually overlooked by walkers. Follow a reverse route back up the valley to where you started!

Gaiters! The trails on Luggala are quite eroded and very boggy in places.

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Eamon Molloy
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daniel hearne
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This trail is quite direct to navigate, and for the beginner the only challenging part will be the initial hillclimb as soon as you leave the road. Once you clear the hill its an east walk to the summit, and the view are some of the best in Ireland. For experienced hikers its not hard.

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Steve Ireland
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Break away from the northernmost part of the trail where it meets the 500m mark in the map and make your way along the cliff top. Make your way east to cross the river that feeds Lough Tay at 300m (for an especially beautiful river crossing) and make eastwards across the main road and onwards to the peak at Djouce (for a singular view of Wicklow and Dublin). Then follow the Djouce boardwalk (sleepers) back to the car park. A long walk but beautiful. Maybe 6 hours all in all with breaks. Tired legs.

YOLANDI VISSER
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We did nice family walk. On half way and we have been stop by one very rude ranger. Walking with river is not allowed. This all is private property. the only paths are the black one on map. do not use thos trail if you dont want to have problems!

Brian O' Reilly
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Walked to Lough Dan first and then hiked up the mountain to see the Lough Tay views. Nice hike but can be challenging if it rains ! Improvements needed to make the trail clearly visible as we lost our way a few times. In poorer weather conditions it could be dangerous !

Oisín Fahy
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Great climb, moderately challenging, more difficult if the weather was poor (we had great weather). Fabulous views of Lough Tay from the top. Easy descent. Highly recommended.

Ida L.
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Do not underestimate the challenge of the steep climb to the ridge. There is no trail from the bottom and up but you are still heading the right direction if you aim for the part of the ridge that you see on the photo with the red drawing on. You will need to use both hands to secure yourself on the very steep last part of the slope which was also treacherously slipppery on top of being supersteep. Not for everyone!! We took the left direction on the photo, the right seemed too dangerous. Fantastic view once you are up. Can be accessed from the other direction instead.

Niall O'Shea
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David Nolan
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Conor Boland
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Kevin Caffrey
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Ciaran Maguire
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dan Corry
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Amy Grange
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Kevin Caffrey
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Peter McEvoy
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Brent L
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Matthew Wagner
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Adrian Heffernan
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Mirela User
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Gary Smith
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Darragh Foley
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Alex Kinsella
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Catriona Healy
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Sarah Harney
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Andy Byrne
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Aaron Fitzpatrick
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