Lacken Mass Path

Distance and time given are from trailhead to end of trail only - please double if walking to the end of the trail and back to the trailhead

County Wicklow
Grade Moderate
Length 1.9 km
Am 30 minutes
Format Linear
Ascent 110 m
Dogs Allowed No
Waymarking Green arrows on white background
Start Point
10 m to left of old shop in Lacken (Now Closed)
Finish Point
10 m to left of old shop in Lacken (Now Closed)
Nearest Town to Start Lacken
Grid Ref. O 011 110
Lat. and Long. 53.140278, -6.488517

This "Mass Path" was used for over 200 years by the people of Lugnagun and  Blackrock to go to church, school, shop and pub in Lacken before cars became plentiful and is marked  on the Griffiths Valuation maps of 1856. It is built with stone walls 8 feet high in places and passes through a landscape still bearing the scars of the famine years, ruined houses and potato ridges, etc. Views of Poulaphuca Reservoir and Mid Leinster as far as the Slieve Bloom Mountains are magnificent. 

Maps and other information

Trail Management

Lacken Tidy Villages, Lacken C C, Lacken,  Blessington, Co Wicklow


In Blessington (6km): Car parking, restaurants, cafes, pubs, takeaways, accommodation, etc.
In Lacken: Car parking, pub, restaurant
At trailhead: Car parking outside Lacken Church

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 56
Public Transportation

Public Transportation


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