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Discover the Valley of two glacial lakes in the Wicklow Mountains National Park


The two lakes, the Upper Lake and the Lower lake set in the Wicklow Mountains National Park is known locally as the Valley of two glacial lakes.

A priest in the 6th century lived in a cave called 'Saint Kevin's Bed' beside the shore of the Upper Lake.

Further ancient ruins, the old stone fort and three stone crosses can be seen as you take the approximately 5 km walk starting from the Glendalough visitor centre passing by the Glendalough Monastic Site and around the perimeter of the Lower and Upper Lakes and eventually arriving at the remote Glendalough Mine and the Miners Village high in the Wicklow Mountains National Park.

Glendalough Upper and Lower lakes


Glendalough Lower Lake is a 4 km flat walk. Pass the Poulanass waterfall on the route.
Glendalough Upper Lake, 30 metres deep, is vast and mysterious, measuring 1.4 km in length and 0.52 km wide.

Pack walking shoes, beginning your journey at the Glendalough visitor centre and discover the beauty of the Wicklow Mountains National Park.

Glendalough Lower Lake

Glendalough Lower Lake

Poulanass waterfall in the Wicklow Mountains National Park

Poulanass waterfall in the Wicklow Mountains National Park

Saint Kevin's Bed view

Saint Kevin's Bed view

Glendalough Upper Lake

Glendalough Upper Lake

6 holiday cottages in the area...


Thatched holiday cottage near Bettystown, County Meath

Honeymoon Cottage

1 bed. holiday cottage

Irish thatched holiday cottage near Bettystown, County Meath

Apple Loft Cottage

2 bed. holiday cottage

Irish thatched holiday cottage near Bettystown, County Meath

Little Orchard Cottage

3 bed. holiday cottage

Irish thatched holiday cottage near Bettystown, County Meath

Thatcher's Rest Cottage

3 bed. holiday cottage

Irish thatched holiday cottage near Bettystown, County Meath

Rose Cottage

2 bed. holiday cottage

Irish thatched holiday cottage near Bettystown, County Meath

Garden Cottage

2 bed. holiday cottage

Note: This article may contain or reflect personal opinions and cannot be considered contractual.
Full property details and booking terms and conditions are available on the relevant property page(s).
Entry fees, opening hours and other information is correct as of publishing, November 2018.


   

Discover the Valley of two glacial lakes in the Wicklow Mountains National Park

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