simon3: Track 1502 in area near Bennaunmore, Mangerton (Ireland)
Four peak circuit of Crohane
Length: 16.3km, Creator time taken: 6h30m, Ascent: 973m, Descent: 975m
Places:Start at W03678 84545, Bennaunmore, Crohane SW Top, Carrigawaddra, Crohane, end at W03629 84835 294m N from Start Logged as completed by 1
On the OSi layer it is possible to see the exact unsigned route to the start of this anti-clockwise walk, leaving the public road at "Rossalia". You might wonder why parts of the track in appear to be at running rather than vehicle speed. This is due to the astonishingly bad surface of the road.
The route encompasses four different sorts of summit starting with the odd Bennaunmore with its volcanic origins. The route up this as shown from the picturesque north of L. Nabroda has a 167m climb up a steep, wide gully. Given the horizontal distance of 280m the gradient for this is a punishing 59%, by far the steepest of the day.
Ascending Crohane SW is relatively easy followed by the easterly walk over confusing ground to Carrigawadra. This last leg and the one up to Crohane are best done when the vegetation is low in spring.
The route shown from Crohane to the informal parking area follows an agricultural track north for a while then branches off to the SW. Very possibly this is not the best route down.
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