Glendalough lakes are located in the Wicklow Mountains area National Park and has many attractions to entertain the visitors. It’s world famous Monastic Site with Tower to its scenic lakes and valleys, as well as a selection of walks and trails in the area including The Wicklow Way. Close to the southern shore stands a small church called Temple-na-Skellig. It is only accessible by boat and a series of steps from the landing stage. In nearby cliffs host a cave called St. Kevin’s bed.
The Glendalough lake is classified as a ribbon lake. The Upper and the Lower lake were at first united but one of their inflow brought an amount of sediment large enough to divide the original lake in two parts.Close to the eastern tip of the lake passes the Wicklow Way, a long distance way marked walking trail. Glendalough is one of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations and attracts thousands of visitors from across the globe.
For centuries People have been attracted to the valley of the two lakes for its spectacular view, rich history, abundant wildlife and archaeology. Glendalough is a remarkable place that will inspire your heart.
Beautiful lake in Glendalough, monastic settlement dating back to the Middle Age and now a heritage site. County Wicklow, Ireland.
How to access Glendalough lakes and monuments,
The lakes and monuments are accessible all seasons anytime of the days, you can reach them all on foot however the car parks may have the barrier down early in the morning and late in the evening.
Activities to do in Glendalough
Golf. There are different levels of golf courses in Roundwood, Glenmalure, Aughrim and few other places
Walking/climbing and hiking. The Wicklow is recognised for the beauty of its landscapes. The very famous walk would be the Wicklow Way which stretches to some 130 kilometers.
Angling. Fishing with rod for those interested to do river fishing.
Cycling. Diverse landscape of Glendalough offers a range of routes ideal for both beginners and experienced cyclists. If you are interested, you can rent bike from Rathdrum or Roundwood.
NOTE: Swimming is not permitted in either of the Glendalough lakes for safety reason.