Walk in Ireland, Mayo Birreencorragh South Top Mount Eagle Birreencorragh West Top Birreencorragh Knockaffertagh, ascent 1103m, length 20km
Places:Start at G05100 01968, Birreencorragh South Top, Mount Eagle, Birreencorragh West Top, Birreencorragh, Knockaffertagh, end at G05369 01128 883m S from Start Logged as completed by 1
PMG Walk 69 - Birreencorragh Loop. I awoke in the back of the Berlingo and summoned the will to get up and walk yet another day...the clouds were low down so I was a little bummed but I got up and at it. Drove to the start and I parked lower down at the junction of the two tracks (even though it shows otherwise on the map - strange) and off I went. The forest tracks are good and I managed to get up onto the hill proper where the forest had been felled some time back. Once on the hill side it was good going and I found myself on the summit of Birreencorragh South Top in no time. I then made the long trek down to Mount Eagle and slightly but not really regretted it. Once I was back on route to Birreencorragh West Top the rest of the route seemed to fly by and was very straight forward. It was rocky underfoot up on Birreencorragh and was rather slippy as it was wet from the cloud/rain the previous days. Knockaffertagh descent was slightly different than some of the tacks on MV. I headed towards the forest track over a wee bump of a hill that would bring me back to my car. I meet a farmer on the track and he was full of chat! Nice walk but not a lot to see with the clouds. No rain at least. I got to the car and headed to Nephin!
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