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Onzy: Track 2726 in area near Binn Bhán or Maolán, Twelve Bens (Ireland)
Short Loop above Kylemore
Length: 9.2km, Creator time taken: 2h46m, Ascent: 665m,
Descent: 670m

Places: Start at L74886 57959, Binn Bhán or Maolán, Benbrack, Cnoc Breac, end at L74292 58019 596m W from Start
Logged as completed by 2
Circular walk taking in Benbaun minor, Benbrack and Knockbrack from parking in Kylemore Abbey,

The route is as covered in Paul Phelan's Connemara and Mayo; A walking Guide, and as also outlined by Liz50 on the Knockbrack hill page. The actual start point shown here is wrong - I had made a brief sortie up a track in search of a possible descent route and it seems my GPS decided to begin the track from there -Computer communication was once considered a 'black art'; that mantle may well have passed to GPS track handling!

Anyhow, the walk is a straightforward romp over three hills, whose modest height was entirely appropriate to a day when the wind was tearing slates from houses and walking was either dangerously fast or impossibly slow. The great thing about a circuit on a windy day, is that you will experience it all, good and bad.

The route is as shown - the only tricky part is the descent - I think it could probably be eased by heading further west before dropping to the valley floor, where it looks like the ground would be less steep and broken.

Uploaded on: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 (20:45:43)
Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/track/2726/  
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