Walk in Ireland, Wicklow Corriebracks, ascent 298m, length 9.1km
wicklore: Track 2474 in area near Corriebracks, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
A solemn place
Length: 9.1km, Creator time taken: 5h25m, Ascent: 298m, Descent: 404m
Places:Start at N97263 02101, Corriebracks, end at S93119 97644 6.1km SW from Start Logged as completed by 1
The plane crash on Corriebracks a few years ago resulted in a major recovery operataion in a very difficult location. Some remnants of what must have been temporary access tracks for recovery vehicles across the bog can be found but these are mainly overgrown. This walk is short enough - starting from the north east, using forestry tracks at first then a few hundred metres of difficult forest bashing (in the snow) before emerging gasping onto the northern slope of Corriebracks. Over the summit and onwards to pause for reflection at the engraved memorial stone set neatly and discreetly in the ground to the south of the summit. Head south into the very obvious and wide (about 200 metres wide) forest ride leading up towards Lobawn. A few hundred metres up turn right (west) into forestry and follow a track down through the trees to meet another track 1km below to the west. Turn left (south) and follow this to a gate. Through the gate and turn right (west) to follow a good track and road through a farmyard past harmless farmyard barking dogs (owner said they are harmless and welcomes walkers passing through). This road leads to Donard village and a rest. Arrange collection here as you are 20 minutes by car back to the starting point.
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