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pdtempan
2008-11-20 22:09:47
Derrynasaggart query
Hi rossbeighed. Yes, there are a couple of routes that might suit you, though both are quite long. Firstly there is a driveable track which approaches the Paps from the West. This begins at the townland of Islandmore in Glenflesk, a little SE of Glenflesk village. The grid ref is W083839. This route is described in Walk Guide - Southwest of Ireland by Seán Ó Súilleabháin, if you can get hold of this. You may need to go to a library, as it's out of print. Apparently the track is driveable for up to two thirds of its length, but you should ask the owners of the land, the Healy family, for permission, whether you drive or decide to walk from Islandmore. Alternatively there is a route from the south which starts near Clydagh Bridge. This follows the ridge over a peak could Rodger's Rock which is the 562m spot height on the Discovery map. If you don't feel like doubling back, you can go on to the Eastern Pap, descending E to the col (I think this place is called Sluggadal, which may be the groge or the road through it), and from there you can head back to Clydagh Bridge by track and then road. Hope this helps. All the best, Paul
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