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Upper Lake /An Loch Uachtair, Glendalough, co. Wicklow, Ireland
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1
N 53° 00.349 W 006° 20.854
29U E 677964 N 5876207
Quick Description: Scenic glacial lake in monastic valley in Wicklow Mountains, Ireland.
Location: Leinster, Ireland
Date Posted: 2/21/2012 1:52:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMDT13
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member laranja
Views: 10

Long Description:
The name Glendalough comes from the Irish Gleann Dá Locha, which means Valley of the Two Lakes. Glendalough is a glacial valley located in the Wicklow Mountains National Park. The lake is result of glacial erosion. Originally there was just one lake, which was divided by deposited sediments into Lower and Upper lakes. Due to its depth and acidity, there are relatively few birds/fishes present.

The lake is part of the protected area, so swimming and other water sports are prohibited there. Around the lake is colour-coded walking trail maintained by Wicklow Mountains National Park. The valley is rich in ruins of churches and other monuments of its monastic past. There is an information office located near the carpark at the Upper Lake which can provide you with further information.
Lake Type: Glacial lake

Coordinates location: scenic lookout

Max. Length: 1400 m

Max. Width: 520 m

Parking / trail head: N 53° 00.444 W 006° 20.632

Website: [Web Link]

Max. Depth: Not listed

Surface area: Not listed

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