Walk in Ireland, Offaly Cumber Hill, ascent 123m, length 4.1km
wicklore: Track 2312 in area near Cumber Hill, Slieve Bloom (Ireland)
High heather obscures the ringfort
Length: 4.1km, Creator time taken: 1h12m, Ascent: 123m, Descent: 131m
Places:Start at N19957 01593, Cumber Hill, end at Start Logged as completed by 1
Use a Coillte forest track to walk to within a few hundred metres of the summit. The summit area is a broad area of high heather and the ringfort is only really visible by using your experience to pick it out. Some deforestation in the wider area makes the approach to the summit area easier once you leave the forest track below. Watch out for a herd of wild goats that I discovered watching me silently from above the forest track in the trees. There was something eerie in the way they chewed slowly, their eyes holding me in their gaze as their rotating jaws made short work of whatever they were eating. There were about 7 of them, but they were gone when I returned.
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