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march-fixer: Track 2864 in area near Silsean, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
Mullaghcleevaun from Blessington Lakes
Length: 19.8km, Creator time taken: 6h 6m, Ascent: 938m,
Descent: 948m

Places: Start at O01830 08208, Silsean, Mullaghcleevaun, Mullaghcleevaun East Top, end at Start
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A nice length of walk to summit three local peaks : Silsean, Mullaghcleevaun and Mullaghcleevaun East Top. This is by way of training for a 1,000 km walk starting later this month.
Started out on the road near Ballyknockan and and headed to the car park. From there we headed through the field and straight up to the left of the forest. The views over the lake are superb.
There is a very well made cairn marking the top of Silsean. We then contoured north east towards Mullaghcleevaun without climbing to Moanbane summit. We picked up the track to reach the summit of Mullaghcleevaun. Then headed over towards Cleevaun Lough and the memorial plaque. Sat in the glorious sun for a while and admired the view to Kippure.
Continued over to Mullaghcleevaun East Top which I have never visited. Not the most interesting summit but there are lovely uninterrupted views. Someone had left their rucksack pushed into a crevasse in the large rock formation. Hopefully it was only temporary while they visited a nearby feature. We could only see one person down at Cleevaun Lough.
Headed back to retrace our steps, keeping between Moanbane and Black Hill by contouring around to the west. Headed due south west and into the valley where we joined up with the brook. We followed the brook all the way down using a fairly well defined path. Kept to the higher sie of the bungalow at the end of the path and then crossed the gate and down the grassy field back to the road. Headed left to return to the starting point.

Uploaded on: Sat, 11 Apr 2015 (08:50:15)
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