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simon3
2011-05-02 12:14:53
"Return by quad, An Corran cliffs top right on the skyline." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Return by quad, An Corran cliffs top right on the skyline. (Contract pics)

A tale of Kerry hospitality.
We were seeking for a way up An Corran/ Finnararagh, never having climbed it or the summits to either side (Coomnacronia or Salagh). From the map there was a pair of tracks in roughly the right place going from the area of Fermoyle which would make for relatively easy access. Arriving in Fermoyle we were met by the farmer and owner as it turned out of the westmost of the two tracks. We inquired about access. Not only did he give us access he found a place for us to park in his yard and then produced (free) sandwiches!
The day was good and it was really great to proceed up the track without the risks that you take as an uninvited visitor. We explored the entire ridge from Coomnacronia, past An Corran/ Finnararagh and then to Sallagh, all part of that great ridge of the Dunkerron range.
Coming back was laborious and steep however some 2k from the road the farmer appeared on his quad. To pick us up! And so began our first and, so far, only trip on a quad.
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Summit Comment
An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Loop walk towards Portacloy.
ucampbell a day ago.
The Loop walks here are well signposted, it's a great idea to go out onto each headland.

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
On 26/4/2014 i spent a very enjoyable afternoon walking this area visiting the army observation hut and the stone constructed EIRE marking as part of an addition to the Benwee Head Loop walk but i...

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Flat topped but hard to get to.
simon3 a day ago.
View from the west.

Track
Circuit of Dirkbeg Lough - easier ascent
simon3 3 days ago.
The purpose of this walk is to reach the Maumtrasna plateau and Maumtrasna NE top (MNET). The lattter is quite possib... walk, Len: 11.6km, Climb: 564m, Area: Maumtrasna North-East Top, Partry/Joyce

  
Track
Near Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland)
caiomhin 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.3km, Climb: 663m, Area: Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Galty...

  
Track
Benwee Coastal Walk
simon3 3 days ago.
The walk starts at a small carpark and Wild Atlantic Way sign just west of Benwee. In fact some of the local rock has ... walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 245m, Area: An Bhinn Bhu?, North Mayo (Ireland) An B

Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 a day ago.
View from the east.

  
Forum: General
Riddle of the Spinc
BleckCra 3 days ago.
I was at Glendalough yesterday and on the Spinc for the first time. I cannot imagine there haven't already been a thousand hours debate on the boardwalk and and that there won't be a thousand hour...

  
Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 a day ago.
Picture from the west.

Summit Summary
Kid Island: Steepwalled island.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
Kid Island is very visible from Benwee Head.

  
Track
Lenadoon Coastal Walk
simon3 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 2.5km, Climb: 8m, Area: Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Buckaun East: Cliffy north edge.
simon3 a day ago.
This is a picture of Buckaun East taken from the valley below.. Obviously the safest way to go up and down this is to the left or south of the ridge.


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