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
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.
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