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Bunsen7: Track 3571 in area near Knockroe, Blackstairs Mountains (Ireland)
Mt Leinster from Scullogue Gap
Length: 11.6km, Creator time taken: 2h59m, Ascent: 736m,
Descent: 706m

Places: Start at S82439 47882, Knockroe, Mount Leinster, end at S82566 48196 338m N from Start
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Parked in Scullogue Gap. Found myself confused along the way by the many backroads circling around the area to the west. Plan your journey if you don't know the area.
Sought out an access route directly to the cross on Knockroe but couldn't identify one so I went up the lane further east which is signposted for the Blackstairs. Veered west after a gate and clambered up over heathery, boulder strewn slopes to Knockroe, headed south from summit to get the cross. Good views towards the southern Blackstairs.
Given my experience on the ascent, I would be wary of heading south off Knockroe given the terrain. Descent to the north is very easy going.
Picked up track through boggy grass to Mt Leinster.
The area immediately east of Mt Leinster is very boggy so I decided to save the East Top for another day.
Terrain on South Eastern slopes of Knockroe
Higher up on Knockroe East
Looking from Knockroe to Blackstairs

Uploaded on: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 (09:36:01)
Trackback: http://mountainviews.ie/track/3571/  
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