Walk in Ireland, Wicklow Lobawn Corriebracks Church Mountain, ascent 762m, length 16.7km
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mcrtchly: Track 2051 in area near Lobawn, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
Circuit of Lobawn, Corriebracks and Church Mountain
Length: 16.7km, Creator time taken: 5h , Ascent: 762m,
Descent: 681m

Places: Start at S93169 97712, Lobawn, Corriebracks, Church Mountain, end at Start
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Park in Donard village and head east on the Glen of Imaal road. After 300m take a lane on the left which ends at a farm yard after about 1.5km. Just before the farm turn sharp right and follow a track to the edge of the forest. Here the track turns left and after passing a gate continues across a large field at the edge of the forest. After a second gate there is choice to continue on the track as it curves up to a small cairn or just cut straight up to the cairn by following the edge of the forest. From the cairn there is a well trodden path going east to summit of Lobawn. After submitting Lobawn, retrace your steps for about 1km until a path can be taken on your right (S96922 98231). This path heads north along the edge of the forest but soon turns into a bog trot down to the col between Lobawn and Corriebracks. Fortunately on the day that we did the route much of the bog was frozen; in normal conditions it must be pretty horrendous. Continue on the path up from the col (again very boggy) for about 1.5km until it turns left; at this point continue straight on northwards across the bog to the summit of Corriebracks.
From the summit we then headed west back to the path along side the forest which we had previously been following and continued along this northwards to an intersection of forest roads. Continue northwards (now on a forest road) until a forest gate is encountered. Turn sharp left at the gate to follow an indistinct path in a small gap between forestry plantations. Where the path emerges from the forest turn left and cross the open hillside for about 200m to the summit of Church Mountain. The route back to Donard from Church Mountain is to head south along the edge of the forest and turn right when you meet an unpaved road. After about another 4km this road meets the main road and then turn left and walk another 1km back to you car.

Uploaded on: Sun, 13 Jan 2013 (18:02:28)
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