Wicklow Gap facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsWicklow Gap
|Bearna Chill Mhantáin|
The pass from Tonelagee slopes
|Elevation||475 m (1,558 ft)|
|Location||County Wicklow, Ireland|
The 475-metre (1,558 ft) pass is opened between Tonelagee (Nort east) and Turlough Hill / Camaderry (South). It connects Dunlavin (West) and Glendalough, and with Sally Gap is one of the two road passes crossing the Wicklow Mountains. On clear days from the pass is possible to look across the Irish Sea and view the mountains of Snowdonia (Wales).
Access to the pass
The scenic R756 road leads to the pass. The drive is a popular bicycle ascent; it is considered by the Tour de France a Cat. 3 climb. From the pass starts a small road leading to Turlough Hill, where stands an electricity 'storage' hydro-plant.
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