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Trailtrekker: Track 2562 in area near The Foxes Rock, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland)
A Slieve Foye Loop
Length: 14.0km, Creator time taken: 4h11m, Ascent: 696m,
Descent: 692m

Places: Start at J1617010801, The Foxes Rock, The Ravens Rock, The Eagles Rock, Slieve Foye North-West Top, Slieve Foye, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1

To my mind this is probably my favourite way of looping the Slieve Foye Ridge, taking in Foxes Rock, Ravens Rock, Eagles Rock and finally the Daddy of them all! It starts at Glenmore and follows a track across common land before crossing a few private fields and back on to common land, before following a track to near the long womans grave. At this point there is the only road part of the walk, but it is a quiet one and brief. To this point the walk has modest ascent and gives the legs plenty of chance to warm up before the main ascents of the day. From the long womans grave there is the short sharp ascent to the main summit of Foxes and on to Ravens (a part of the route that I have cursed descending before when reversing this route)! The ground around here and on to Eagles Rock can be boggy at times, but on this occasion it was pretty dry. There are a few different ways to head for Foye after Ravens Rock, but this route makes a beeline for Eagles Rock. From here to the main summit is the best part of the walk. In good weather you have fantastic views to your left, right and in front of you, Carlingford Lough, the Mournes, the rugged ridge, Dundalk Bay and the Louth coastline. This descent from Foye is close to the optimum route, the latter parts of it are on clear track anyway, some of it part of the Tain Way.

Uploaded on: Sat, 7 Jun 2014 (16:37:30)
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