Events

15/06/2019

The Lug Challenge Walk organised by the Irish Ramblers Club

Date: 15/06/2019
Venue: The Lug Walk is from Stone Cross forest entrance at O 073201 along the spine of the Dublin and Wicklow mountains to the base of Lugnaquilla mountain at Seskin, S 976 934.

LUG WALK ENTRY CONDITIONS

 Entrants must:  

l  pre-enter   (entry on the day will not be accepted)

l  be over 18 years of age

l  be in a fit physical condition to participate in this very arduous walk

l  have considerable hill walking experience

l  have windproof, waterproof clothing, a rucksack and wear proper hiking boots

l  have a first aid kit, and emergency food and drink

l  have a compass, whistle, torch and map (scale 1:50000 to 1:25000)

l  carry a mobile phone on the walk and providethe number on the application form.

l  start the walk between 5.00 a.m. and 5.30 a.m. at the latest

l  collect their Control card with their walker’s number at the start point

l  carry the Control Card and present it at each checkpoint.

Entrants must arrive by the following times

l  arrive at Sally Gap by 09:30,

l  arrive at Wicklow Gap by 14:30, depart by 15:00

l  arrive at Table Track by 17:30 , depart by 17:45 .

Participants who fail to arrive/depart by the appointed times will be eliminated from the walk.

In the event that you abandon the walk and are unable to leave the walk at a checkpoint , you must ring the emergency number                                                          

Failure to comply with this instruction will result in the Mountain Rescue Team and Garda being called out on a wasteful and costly search

Glen of Imaal

The Department of Defence has requested that each participant in the walk be informed by the Irish Ramblers Club of the dangers of unexploded missiles on the Department's lands in the Glen of Imaal.

Each participant must be advised not to deviate from the planned route from Log na Coille via Camara Hill nor touch any metal object seen on route.

How to Enter

First complete the registration form to be found at  www.theramblers.ie/lug-walk-2019/

Because e ntry is limited to 100 participants only the first 100 who register will be accepted. They will be asked to pay €36 and provide some further information.    

Questions ?    email junelug2019@gmail.com
 

Lug Walk Information

The Lug Walk is a long-distance endurance walk from Stone Cross Bohernabreena, Co. Dublin, over the mountain tops to Log na Coille, Co. Wicklow, ending at Seskin in the Glen of Imaal.  It is 50 kilometres long with a total ascent of 2,400 metres, covers 17 peaks and is mainly over open mountain terrain.   

This walk is a serious test of navigational skill as well as stamina. The average time taken to cover the route is 13.5 hours.  

It is preferable that entrants participate as members of a group rather than as individuals, although this is not a condition of entry.

In the interest of protecting the environment, we encourage prospective participants to avoid the route of the Lug Walk during pre-walk training.  

The organisers’ decision is final

l  In any matter arising in connection with the walk, the decision of the Irish Ramblers Club is final.

l  The organisers will not hesitate to cancel the entry of anyone who, in their opinion, is not fit to take part in this walk.

l  In the event of extreme weather conditions, the Walk may be terminated at Wicklow Gap, in the interest of safety.  

Food and drink

l  As the walk will take an average of 13.5 hours to complete, participants should carry sufficient food and water with them.

l  The organisers will provide liquid refreshments at Sally Gap and Wicklow Gap and water can be replenished there. Soup and rolls will be provided at the finish.   

Transport

l  Transport to start and from finish must be pre-booked (see payment form).

l  Participants availing of transport to the start must be at the Red Cow Luas Parkingat 4am in order to boot up, hand over change of clothes, get checked on to the bus and be on the bus by 4:30am at the latest.

l    Transport will run from the finishing point in the Glen of Imaal to the Red Cow Luas Parking at 20:30

l  In the event of participants abandoning the walk at Sally Gap or Wicklow Gap, emergency transport will be provided to the nearest bus route  

Change of clothes

If you avail of the opportunity to have a change of clothes brought to the Glen of Imaal please ensure that it is properly bagged and labelled with the label supplied with your Control Card.  

Leave no Trace

1.         Plan ahead and prepare

2.         Travel and camp on durable surfaces

3.         Minimise campfire impacts

4.         Respect wildlife

5.         Be considerate to other visitors

6.         Dispose of waste properly

7.         Leave what you find.

Lug Walk route

Checkpoint

 

Forest Entrance

Start: 2km south of Stone Cross at (O: 073 201)

Seahan

648m

Corrig

618m

Seefingan

724m

Kippure

757m

Sally Gap

Drop out point (O: 130 121). Arrive before 09:30

Carrigvore

682m

Gravale

718m

Duff Hill

720m

Mullagh Cliabháin East Top

795m

Mullagh Cliabháin

849m   (O: 067 070)

Barnacullian

714m

Tón Le Gaoith

817m

Wicklow Gap

Drop out point (O: 075 001). Arrive before 14:30, leave before 15.00

Lough Firrib

655m (T:049 988)

Conavalla   

734m

Table Track

690m Drop out point (T:021 967). Arrive before 17:30, leave before                     17.45

Camenabologue

758m

Cannow

796m

Log na Coille  (T:032 918)

925m

Camarahill

480m

Seskin/Glen of Imaal

(S: 984 929) Finish

Checkpoint manning times  

Open

Close

 

5.00

6.00

Start

7.00

9.30

Sally Gap

9.30

12.30

Mullagh Cliabhain

10.00

14.30

Wicklow Gap

11.00

16.00

Lough Firrib

12.30

17.30

Table track

13.30

19.30

Log na Coille

15.00

21.00

Seskin/Glen of Imaal

  N.B. Fast walkers should note the earliest times that the checkpoints will be manned.

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