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CaptainVertigo: Track 2456 in area near Monabrack, Galty Mountains (Ireland)
A Western Galtee Circuit
Length: 14.0km, Creator time taken: 6h48m, Ascent: 1142m,
Descent: 1145m

Places: Start at R86916 19652, Monabrack, Carrignabinnia, Lyracappul, Temple Hill, Knockaterriff Beg, Knockaterriff, end at Start
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There is really no need for me to describe this route: 95% of it (nearly all except the gross navigational error made by me at the outset!) is to be found in Sharron Schwartz's and Martin Critchly's wonderful YouTube film entitled :The Glorious Galty Mountains Co. Tipperary, Ireland (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UASDjgDk4t4). I strongly urge you to watch that little gem a few times when planning your day out.
My intention had been to begin with the Knockaterriffs and end with Monabrack but I took a wrong turn at the old cottage on the forest track that links the two roads leading to the Galtees. The result was that I effectively contoured BACK UP onto Monabrack at the outset, and feeling somewhat demoralised, decided to reverse the day's route from clockwise to anti-clockwise. Pay careful attention to that forest walk because it's quite obscure. I found it handily enough on the return from the Knockaterrifs thanks to meeting two hillwalkers who gave me both directions and counselling. One of them was an MVer (although he may be an a la carte or lapsed MVer since he wasn't entirely certain of his MV name - John C?!!). He also told me about King's Yard where I could have a shower, snacks etc. That was a fantastic eyeopener. I will write about the place again soon, but what a joy it was to have a shower at the end of a strenuous day, and to avoid a couple of hours in the car with my own excreted body fluids! For the sake of completeness I should add that I had already gone up Slievecushinabinnia as part of another route so I left that one out from Martin and Sharron's videod route. Thanks to all : Martin and Sharron for their super work, and "John C" and his pal for the "on the route" advice: we managed to meet three times in various places, of which the best was atop the Galtee ridge, in powdery snow with the green fields of Munster far below.

Uploaded on: Mon, 24 Mar 2014 (08:01:51)
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