A pictorial guide to walks  in the beautiful Irish county of Wicklow
And a pleasant chat along the way

Glendalough Walk1 From the Lower Carpark to the Upper Lake

map of glendalough walk 1
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The route of the walk is from the lower car part, crossing over the river at the back and travelling along the Green Road passing the monastic settlement, the lower lake and the upper car park (all on the right). Turning right and following the shoreline of the upper lake, turning right again before the public road and continuing the walk on the other side of the lower lake on the raised wooden walkway and completing the walk on the Green Road back to the lower car park.

river and monastic buildings

bridge over river

The monastic settlement is worth a visit with buildings dating from the 12 th century.
monastic building
monastic building
Views along the Green Road
view from green road

upperlake green road

The parkland between the upper lake and the upper car park.

cross parkland
upper lake

The return route along the raised wooden walkway running parallel with the road to the upper car park

raised walkway
raised walkway
lower lake

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