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Peter Walker: Track 2786 in area near Corick Mountain, Sperrin Mountains (Ireland)
Corick Mountain
Length: 5.1km, Creator time taken: 1h27m, Ascent: 221m,
Descent: 223m

Places: Start at C77639 04315, Corick Mountain, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1
Looking north from the summit area
Corick Mountain rises relatively close to the A6 Glenshane Pass expressway, but its ascent is a stubborn little number. It's possible to park at the entrance to the forest on a track leaving the road on its south side. A descent leads to an obvious track junction; I turned right here. I then chose to turn sharp left and ascent a firebreak on the right prominent on the approach...ghastly in its lower reaches and still fundamentally frustrating higher up. Once onto the upper slopes I plodded up to the ridge and its attendant fence; a short walk south alongside it from here leads to the top (which could be on either side).
On the way back I decided to pursue a course a bit to the north to clip the edge of the forest; this was a lot easier than the ascent and has the added bonus of passing a picturesque little gorge towards the foot of the slope. Once down to the level of the forest a track leads back right to rejoin the outward route.
The gorge on the descent

Uploaded on: Thu, 4 Dec 2014 (13:41:10)
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