Walk in Ireland, Kerry Masatiompan Piaras Mor thuaidh barr Piaras Mór Brandon Far North Top Brandon North Top Brandon, ascent 1162m, length 17.3km
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Onzy: Track 2189 in area near Masatiompan, Brandon Group (Ireland)
Brandon from West
Length: 17.3km, Creator time taken: 5h 4m, Ascent: 1162m,
Descent: 1140m

Places: Start at Q43424 12610, Masatiompan, Piaras Mor thuaidh barr, Piaras Mór, Brandon Far North Top, Brandon North Top, Brandon, end at Start
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Circular route over Masatiompan, Piaras Mor, Brandon North and Brandon itself. A variation on bogtrotter's track 1848, this instead begins in the large carpark west of Masatiompan, V935804 and proceeds in a clockwise direction. One consequence of this is that the 1km plus uphill at the end of the bogtrotter's track is avoided.

The route climbs up the Dingle Way to the col between Masatiompan and Piaras Mor, quick detour to Masatiompan before climbing Piaras Mor and from there along the ridge, over Brandon North and onto Brandon. The descent is past the multiple crosses (14 I guess, but I didn't count) along Cosan na Naomh, which is well marked (to put in mildly - there is a white stake every 15m!) before returning over a mixture of absolutely lovely green road and tarmac to the car.

At a height of about 400m on the descent along Cosan na Naomh, I saw a track heading roughly west in the distance; this might provide the possibility of shortening the route a bit - but I didn't investigate.

Uploaded on: Sun, 12 May 2013 (11:25:46)
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