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simon3: Track 2145 in area near Farscallop, Donegal NW (Ireland)
Trudge uphill, wet airy ridge, great views and classic valley return.
Length: 6.3km, Creator time taken: 2h18m, Ascent: 335m,
Descent: 337m

Places: Start at B97100 15825, Farscallop, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1

This track starts from the back entry of the Glenveagh National Park. Initially wet, steepish, boggy with hidden holes this turns into a gentler ascent for around 1.5km to the summit with great views around particularly to the NW where a classic keyhole view of Errigal opens up. Don't fall in to one of then numerous holes in the bog - a wallop on the Scollop.

The descent followed the still visible line of an old and extremely rough track, which descends at a slant in a westerly direction to the valley floor. Note it appears to peter out around 300- 400m before reaching the path in the valley. The upper reaches of the track are just about visible on air photography but not on the historic 6" or 25" maps. Perhaps they fell into disuse after the disgraceful evictions of 1861.

As you descend you see more and more of the Glenveagh Valley with its castle beside Lough Beagh and great complement to the wild ascent phase of the walk.

This is a short but varied walk suitable for an easy day. It does have some difficult wet ground and requires secure navigation to avoid the cliffs to the NW.

Uploaded on: Sun, 30 Sep 2012 (20:50:56)
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British summit data courtesy:
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