Into wind farm on gravel tracks (around locked gates) to visit Sliabh Callan. Same route as others but can go all the way to the top on gravel tracks now.
Start, from The Hand crossroads West uphill about 1km along the big road to wind farm entrances.
There is a map of the wind farms with numbers to call to contact site operations, officially one would contact the landowner to ask permission. There are two wind farms, Slieve Callan West and Sliabh Callan East with different contact numbers. We entered the West farm but walk was mostly in the East farm.
We went North up track, passing farmhouse.
Then come to intimidating looking gate no trespassing etc. Easy step around gate to left. Passing substation and wind farm work buildings. Uphill passing by some impressive large wind towers.
Closer to top track becomes narrow, in an eroded gulley, gravel paved all the way to the top. Lovely soft boggy terrain. Slate rock. Some forest plantation. Fraghans, foxgloves, . . .
Driving mist down on mountain for us. No views.
Back down we kept to the east, passing by lake and exit climb fence beside locked gate. Careful of yourself and fence, barbed wire. Linkback: mountainviews.ie/summit/850/comment/20818/