Glendassan Log Cabin
If you want to do an overnight expedition from Lough Dan that does not go through open country where you need to be good at mountain navigation consider hiking along the Wicklow Way to Glendassan the valley beside Glendalough. A journey of about 9km. You can camp here and use the cabin to sit in around a fire and cook your evening meal. A lot a venture groups use this by combining it with a night in Lough Dan either camping or using the upstairs hostel which can accommodate 14.
- OS Map sheet 56
- Scale 1;50,000
- 2cm = 1km
- 2mm = 100m
- Contour interval 10m
- Magnetic Variation 6* West
- Leave no trace
- Outward Distance 9km, Height gained 350m
- Walk time 3hour and 15 minutes
Lough Dan Scout Centre to Glendassan Log Cabin O 116975
Leave lough Dan Scout Centre heading towards Oldbridge. At the junction turn right and follow the Wicklow Way signs Southwards towards Glendalough. After about 8km at O125971 just before you get to Glendalough you reach a point where the Wicklow Way leaves the forest track. Instead of descending down the small path continue along the forestry track taking the left fork at the next junction 200 metres along. Follow this forestry track down to the R756 road. Turn right and after 50 metres across the road there is an entrance on your left that doubles back. Go down the driveway and you will see the Log Cabin in amongst the native woodland trees. If you need a swim after your walk cross the stepping stones at the small gate crossing the Glendassan River and turn left toward Glendalough. After 500m you come to where the dam has created a fantastic swimming pool.