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simon3: Track 2048 in area near Castle Hill, Slieve Mish (Ireland)
Simple direct route up Castle Hill
Length: 7.2km, Creator time taken: 3h18m, Ascent: 560m,
Descent: 555m

Places: Start at Q7613203890, Castle Hill, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1

Starting from one of the numerous small roads leading north from the R561, this route goes up the rocky southern spur of Castle Hill. As you ascend a wider and wider view opens out to the south over Dingle Bay. The OSi map shows the public road well here.

We asked for permission and parked at around Q7609 0388, though I think if you keep out of the way that permission is not strictly necessary. The land being crossed is some sort of commonage. There is a possibility that cattle will be grazing with the risks that this can bring. There are also sheep so this is not a route recommended for dogs.

Uploaded on: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 (20:14:57)
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Comment created by Bunsen7 Jul-26
Followed this track on 26/07/2022. Parked as per above, no one around to ask about access, but I was able to pull in well onto grass verge between two farm yard entrances. I was initially sceptical about possibility of bracken. The mountain looked very green from afar. Pleasantly surprised to find no bracken whatsoever on this route. Low grass and heather initially - it looks like the lower part of the commonage was burnt in recent past and is re-growing. Further uphill the heather thickened, but it was never a serious obstacle.

Up and down in about 2 hrs. My tracker says 5.6km but ascent of 550m. Plenty of sheep around. Cattle penned into a grassy field which is bypassed.

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British summit data courtesy:
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(Creative Commons Licence), a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2100 Summiteers, 1400 Contributors, Monthly Newsletter since 2007