wicklore: Track 2528 in area near Abbey Hill, West Clare (Ireland)
A short circuit of a fine top
Length: 2.7km, Creator time taken: 1h30m, Ascent: 163m, Descent: 162m
Places:Start at M31128 10450, Abbey Hill, end at M30854 10610 317m NW from Start Logged as completed by 1
Abbey Hill is easily accessible and offers a great 'Burren' experience. It has fantastic views across Galway Bay and the surrounding Burren hills and landscape. Start from a good track just off the main road, go through a gap in the wall and head up over classic 'clint' and 'grike' limestone features. Take care with footing as there are many fissures or 'grikes' to slip into. The summit had a large cylindrical cairn. I descended direct north to the good track below but this required concentration on the steep rocky slopes. This is a compact walk and gives you a great sense of this Burren karst region
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