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Glendalough 2 From the Upper Carpark to the Miner's Village

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The route for this walk is up the glen on a slight climb, along the right side of the upper lake and then along a boggy area, finally finishing alongside the spoils of mining at the top of the glen. The trail although gravel and mud is good for all of the route, the likelihood of wet feet is remote. The return is the same route as the outward journey unless the far harder and longer circular walk around the upper lake is taken ( walk 3).

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Glendalough pathway along Upper llake
The trail alongside the upper lake
Glendalough Upper Lake
The Upper Lake
Glendalough view from road to Miners' village encroaching mountain
At the top of the lake the ground is boggy on one side of the trail and the mountain encroaches on the other.
view up the glen
The trail going up the narrowing glen
view down the glen
A backward look down the glen
mining spoils
The mining spoils and the village
mining spoils
Looking back over the mining spoils
The Mining Village
ruins ruins
ruins ruins
ruins
ruins
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