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Looking Down on Lough Dan and Lough Tay from Ballinafunshoge 

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The start of the walk is at the entrance to Ballinafunshoge Woods on the Sally Gap Road just before the Guinness' Estate. I am actually assuming the woods has the same  name of the mountain on which they lie. The Google Map mentions a townland nearby so it may go by the name "Luggala". Anyway it forms part of the Wicklow Way so it can be easily found. 

There is good room to part at the entrance to the woods. The route is along the Wicklow Way at the start, but turns to the right at the first junction, as shown on the map. Following this forest road uphill and finally out of the forest into uphill moorland. The scenery is spectacular. I decided to return along the edge of the forest but found the going difficult with the large amount of melt-water. If the ground was dryer and the weather better I would have been more advantageous.

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This is a moderate walk of about 1 ½ hour walk with a climb of about 30 metres but with ups and downs along the way.

 
                                                                                                                                                             
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Looking down to Lough Tay in the distance
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