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nkenealy: Track 2390 in area near Cnoc na Toinne, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Ireland)
Lislebaine Hags Glen-Zig Zags-Cnoc na Toinne-Carrauntoohill-Caher-Hydro car park
Length: 14.4km, Creator time taken: 6h55m, Ascent: 1077m,
Descent: 1137m

Places: Start at V82748 87320, Cnoc na Toinne, Carrauntoohil, Caher, Caher West Top, end at V77213 87130 5.5km W from Start
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This is an A to B walk - car ferrying needed. Start At Lislebaine car park ( V 82743 87307 ) and take a path from a gate on uphill site of car park near entrance. The trail is marked as Lislebaine loop which is an immediate left after the stile. Eventually this path joins the path coming from Cronin's yard which is slight lower down. Continue on up the Hags Glen sloping up gently with the Eastern Reeks on the left and Carrauntoohill at the end of the valley. Eventually Devil's Ladder is visible as a gash in the mountain. O'Sheas gulley is on the right on the far side of right hand lake (Gouragh). We had to find the beginning of the ramp for the zig zags which is off to the left near a very small waterfall. Get up on the ridge above following zigs zags which start about halfway up. Eventually we got to the top of Cnoc Na Toinne at 845 metres but had to go down again to the top of Devil's Ladder which is at 730 (V80686 83663). Only 300 up to the top of Carrauntoohill which is a bit like going up Croagh Patrick because there were lots of people on this stretch. Top of Carrauntoohill has a small stone shelter - very welcome - good banter there with other walkers. Heading for Caher: Coming up, we were going North to get to the top so we retraced our steps to go South to drop down about 40 metres to then turn right to the West to go towards Caher ridge. We went down to about 930 and back up to Caher at 1000 metres. Wind was blowing from South West so it was pushing is into the mountain and it felt safe since any slip along that path could mean a fall on a very steep slope. You only see over the edge of the cliffs on the right in a very few places. From Caher we went on to Caher West Top and eventually the contours got wider and the slopes got easier as we made our way to the Hydro Car park (V77213 87137)

Uploaded on: Sun, 6 Oct 2013 (06:43:44)
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