Keadeen Mountain

Looped walk | 4.21 km | Co. Wicklow | Hard walk

Trail Description

Keadeen is an isolated south-west outpost of the Wicklow mountains over looking the Glen of Imaal which is backed by the mass of Lugnaquillia. This walk involves some steep, uphill climbs and some rough terrain in places. However the steepness means the views are spectacular. Good walking boots are essential. The Dwyer-McAllister Cottage opposite the car park is famous for the 1798 Rebellion when British soliders were trying to catch Michael Dwyer. He was trapped in the cottage, but Sam McAllister stepped out in his place and was shot while Dwyer escaped.

Trail Comments

Just been up this on a very crisp January Sunday - high pressure and blue skies all the way. The description is accurate - this is a tough old walk and pretty difficult on the way back down. The steep ascent/descent right at the start/end as you hug the trees is very tricky underfoot in places. Would be easier on a dry summer’s day for sure but still challenging anytime I would guess. Views from the top amazing though.

Posted by alanscullie on January 19th, 2020 - 21:16:18

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