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Nephin Begs Area   NW: Slieve Carr Subarea
Place count in area: 28, OSI/LPS Maps: 22, 23, 30, 31, CBW 
Highest place:
Slieve Carr, 721m
Maximum height for area: 721 metres,     Maximum prominence for area: 646 metres,

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Tawnyanruddia Mountain Slieve Carr South-West Top A name in English Mayo County in Connacht Province, in Arderin Beg, Irish Best Hundred Lists, Banded, graded and X-bedded quartzites. Bedrock

Height: 531m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 23 Grid Reference: F90673 12180
Place visited by 33 members. Recently by: Colin Murphy, ryanguinness10, bria5n1, abcd, Sweeney, padstowe, Wilderness, Grumbler, Michaelmangan, markwallace, mountainmike, ilenia, Fergalh, Lauranna, eamonoc
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Longitude: -9.669847, Latitude: 54.047252 , Easting: 90673, Northing: 312180 Prominence: 23m,  Isolation: 2.5km
ITM: 490647 812188,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Twnynr, 10 char: Twnynrd
Bedrock type: Banded, graded and X-bedded quartzites., (Bangor/Corslieve Formation)

Tawnyanruddia is the 470th highest place in Ireland.

Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1457/
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Minor summit, major stage .. by group   (Show all for Tawnyanruddia (Slieve Carr South-West Top))
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Tawnyanruddia (Slieve Carr South-West Top) in area Nephin Begs, Ireland
Picture: View from the south of Tawnyanruddia across unspoilt bog
 
Take your time to enjoy
by wicklore  6 Jul 2015
5 years ago this August I climbed Tawnyanruddia on my way to Slieve Carr. I had camped the night before in a dilapidated tin hut on the Bangor trail below at F 90646 11359 starB where the Bangor trail contours around the hill. I wrote about that singular experience back then as part of a summit comment for Slieve Carr. It was a hugely enjoyable and challenging way to experience this area of near wilderness. (http://mountainviews.ie/summit/94/comment/6053/ mtn_ct6053)

As isolated as Slieve Carr felt at the time, Tawnyanruddia felt even more so as it lacked a trig pillar and cairn or any other obvious human touches. A small rocky outcrop, eroded bog with granite stones peeking out, and windswept heathery grass marked the summit area. It was a straightforward 380m haul up from the Bangor Trail, with more and more astonishing views of the vast, uninhabited, Owenduff bog opening up as elevation was achieved. The sense of isolation on the slopes of Tawnyanruddia was palpable, and one that I’ve rarely experienced elsewhere. I found myself paying more attention to detail such as where I put my feet with each step or how much water I drank – partly because I was ‘in the moment’ and partly because there was an acute sense of the dire consequences of making a mistake and twisting an ankle or becoming dehydrated in this lonely place. There are some areas of exposed rock and scree on the southern slop which are easily avoided.

While Tawnyanruddia is easily reached from the Bangor Trail, or while descending Slieve Carr, it still requires a huge commitment of time and effort. I see that all other GPS tracks for Slieve Carr bypass Tawnyanruddia which reinforces my view that perhaps this is an area where more time and less haste is recommended. Of course Tawnyanruddia will no doubt now feature on future expeditions up Slieve Carr now that it has been ‘named’ as a summit!

It was with a mixture of entertainment and dismay that I saw the many efforts since 2010 by members to find the quickest and easiest way up Slieve Carr. The reputation for remoteness and near wilderness that this summit area holds was being dismantled gleefully with each new forest track and bridge discovered that would bring people closer and closer to the slopes of these hills. While adding to our options for accessing this area, it also takes something away. I say take your time, explore, enjoy!

I have included the link to my GPS route over Tawnyanruddia here: http://mountainviews.ie/track/1394/ mvtrack1394 Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/1457/comment/18171/
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Approach from the south. .. by Colin Murphy   (Show all for Tawnyanruddia (Slieve Carr South-West Top))
 
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