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omurchu: Track 3097 in area near Peakeen Mountain, Mangerton (Ireland)
To Peakeen and beyond...
Length: 16.2km, Creator time taken: 5h13m, Ascent: 795m,
Descent: 744m

Places: Start at V91381 80278, Peakeen Mountain, Peakeen Mountain West Top, Peakeen Mountain North-West Top, Peakeen Mountain Far North-West Top, Derrygarriff, Foardal, end at V91020 80386 377m W from Start
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A nice 'handy' walk through part of the Killarney National Park starting and ending at the old church at Galways Bridge. Following the Kerry Way trail through Incheens...
Peakeen from the Kerry Way
Peakeen from the Kerry Way to the north

...you will eventually find yourself on the saddle between Peakeen on your right and Knockanaguish on your left. This route will take you up and over Peakeen and its three smaller off-shoots plus Derrgarrif & Foardal. The terrain is a mixture of damp grassy flats and exposed rocky peaks with a few steps here and there that need to be negotiated...
Typical terrain around Peakeen
Typical terrain around Peakeen
...but nothing too tricky or complicated. The views on a fine day are magnificent, especially north-west to the Reeks and Purple Mountain...
The view to the north west
The Reeks and Purple Mountain
...however the final leg of the trip from the end of the grassy plateau after Foardal down to the road was steep, overgrown and slow going - it might have been a better decision to follow the line of the spur that points towards Galways Bridge instead.
Coming down off Foardal
Coming down off Foardal

Uploaded on: Mon, 7 Sep 2015 (12:46:47)
Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/track/3097/  
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