Walk in Ireland, Kerry Scarriff Island, ascent 251m, length 3.7km
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wicklore: Track 1399 in area near Scarriff Island, Iveragh (Ireland)
Studying Scarriff
Length: 3.7km, Creator time taken: 2h25m, Ascent: 251m,
Descent: 258m

Places: Start at V45391 55978, Scarriff Island, end at Start
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A MountainViews group visited this island in July 2011 as a part of our two-island trip to the region (along with Puffin Island). The island is uninhabited althought there are some ruins. A set of ancient steps roughly hewn into the wet and slippy rock takes you from your bobbing boat onto the island. There are no tracks so it's a tiring haul over and through deep heather, assorted grasses and ferns to the summit. Wild and suspicious goats follow your progress from a distance, and they are big and hairy. Remnats of previous times are sometimes visible such as long overgrown potato furrows. The route includes a visit to the ruins of a farm house and outbuildings, abandonded in the early 20th century. The island is rarely visited, but the presence of some modern fencing in places probably reflects efforst to catch goats. Some dramatic cliff scenery on approch to the island, including a keyhole high in one rock face, and secret inlets and caves. A treat to visit, even if it is one of the most inaccessible summits on MountainViews.

Uploaded on: Sat, 3 Mar 2012 (12:27:20)
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