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march-fixer: Track 2300 in area near Purple Mtn (Ireland)
Tomies Wood
Length: 9.7km, Creator time taken: 2h54m, Ascent: 332m,
Descent: 337m

Places: Start at V89538 90070, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1
We were told about this lovely walk by a local. It skirts the base of Tomies Mountain. There is space for just about 8 cars along the side of the road at the starting point. It is a little beauty of a walk seemingly unknown outside of the area!

The start is by way of a permissive track though farm land and past some cottages. You eventually come to a Y where the path splits. The locals tend to complete the walk anti-clockwise which climbs before returning via the lower ground. We decided to enjoy the beautiful oak wood on the lower section first. Half way along this outward section it is well worth dropping down to see O'Sullivan's Cascades. This is a magnificent 3 level waterfall to which you can nearly reach the base. There are also beautiful views to be enjoyed from the lake shore at this point.

Continue on back up to track which climbs gradually to the SE extent of the walk. On the return section there are wide ranging views out over the lake from this higher ground. A lovely walk where there are few fellow walkers to disturb the peace and tranquility.

Uploaded on: Sat, 24 Aug 2013 (10:20:01)
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