Aughavannagh Cottage is the perfect base for climbing Lugnaquilla (Irish: Log na Coille, meaning Hollow of the Wood). The cottage is set at the foot of Wicklow’s highest peak which rises to over 3,000 feet. Lugnaquilla is one of the Irish Munros (peaks over 3000 ft), the 13th highest mountain in Ireland and the highest in the province of Leinster and looks down on our self catering Wicklow Cottage from the most central part of the mountains. Lugnaquilla is also visible from many parts of the Wicklow Way.
Climbing Lugnaquilla provides an exhilarating challenge for the energetic and experienced who will be rewarded with spectacular views from the summit. For those who want to go hill walking in Wicklow, on a clear day it may be possible to see the distant mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales. There is also a good chance of seeing the recently reintroduced Red Kite. There are several routes to the summit of Lugnaquilla and it isn’t difficult to plan a hike to ascend one route and descend by way of a different track - finishing perhaps in Glenmalure with a pint in the Glenmalure Lodge pub!
For those looking to rent a Wicklow holiday Cottage with easy access to the mountain, Aughavannagh Cottage is the perfect Lugnaquilla accommodation solution and is located on the Wicklow Way. As ever, the basic rules of hill walking and mountain safety should be heeded and unaccompanied attempts on the summit are to be avoided, as the cliffs of the South Prison (visible from Aughavannagh Cottage) are treacherous. Check out our guide to mountain safety