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Onzy: Track 2237 in area near Knockmulanane, Central Dingle (Ireland)
Above Annascaul
Length: 11.1km, Creator time taken: 3h39m, Ascent: 718m,
Descent: 703m

Places: Start at Q5825905059, Knockmulanane, Knockmulanane West Top, Cnoc na Bánóige, Cnoc na Bánóige (mullach thuaidh), end at Start
Logged as completed by 3

The route begins at the picturesque Annascaul Lake a few miles north of Annascaul itself and takes in Knockmulanane, Cnoc na Banoige and Cnoc na Banoige North top. The walk is roughly as outlined In Adrian Hendroff's 'Dingle, Iveraga and Beara Peninsulas' book.

Head south for 400m after parking until you find a suitable spot to head west outflanking the cliffs. A spot beside a stream is perfect. From this there is a steady climb gently turning from west to northwards, heading back towards the cliffs. The incline is steep until you reach the eastern spur of Knockmulanane from which the views are great.

From there follow the ridge towards Knockmulanane with the cliff on your right, then over a subsidiary point and onto Cnoc na Banoige. From here (in good visibility) the route to Cnos na Banoige North top (point 445 on OS) should be clear. The slope directly down, which I took, is a little steep and rocky, but by no means impassible. From the col however, you can see clearly that a better descent would have been made by descending in a roughly NW direction from Cnoc na Banoige for about 300m where a grassy ramp would have eased the dscent to the same point. AH also noted this - I, of course, didnt read that bit until I got to the car.

From here an easy climb to pt 445, choosing to pass either side of an isolated patch of peat hags. Leaving pt 445, head ENE to meet up with the zigzags (an obvious route to Beenoskee and Stradbally Mtn) which lead in big sweeping curves down to the lake and the car.

Uploaded on: Wed, 19 Jun 2013 (13:48:35)
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Comment created by Bunsen7 Apr-19
Completed 19/04/22. Descent from Cnoc na Banoige (An Bhanog Thuaidh) was slippery in parts, was glad of the sticks. Plateau very wet. Pummeled by hail stones from a northerly breeze. Enjoyed views from points 445 and 383.

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(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
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