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wicklore: Track 2617 in area near Achillbeg Island S Top, Achill/Corraun (Ireland)
So near yet so far
Length: 3.5km, Creator time taken: 1h45m, Ascent: 226m,
Descent: 248m

Places: Start at L72121 91933, Achillbeg Island S Top, Achillbeg Island N Top, end at Start
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This island is only a few hundred metres off the mainland but this small distance was enough to make life isolated and difficult. A crazy twisting concrete staircase, like something out of a bizarre funfair amusement rise 25 metres up the steep grassy bank upon landing. Wet grass and heather make progress a slog but the reward from either summit are fantastic views. The abandoned village and all the attendant detritus is a bit of a blight but tells a very sad tale. A beautiful sandy beach lies between the two summits and you may be lucky enough to see dolphins frolicking. Two great little summits that rise proudly on this fine little island, witnesses to all that has gone before.

Uploaded on: Wed, 9 Jul 2014 (20:39:16)
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