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Onzy: Track 2867 in area near Maulin, Caha Mountains (Ireland)
Caha Mountains: Above Castletownbere
Length: 11.9km, Creator time taken: 3h 2m, Ascent: 716m,
Descent: 510m

Places: Start at V72201 48547, Maulin, Maulin North Top, Lackawee, Knocknagree, end at V72313 50192 1.6km N from Start
Logged as completed by 1
A route deep in the Beara Peninsula, taking in Maulin, Lackawee and Knocknagree.

There is one parking place at V720 482 at the end of a minor road in the tangle of roads north of Rossmackowen. One car can be safely parked while avoiding blocking either of the two gates - a second car would be a push.

Immediately north of the gate there is a network of tracks, some part of the Beara Way which help getting you onto open mountain. Ultimately the track you take will have a bearing on whether you approach this route clockwise or anticlockwise. I had initially anticipated an anti-clockwise round, but on reaching open ground found myself on Maulin's east slopes and would have had to lose height to head towards Knocknagree. Maulin is a steep climb from the east, but height is gained quickly, always a plus.

Some of you may have noticed a small item in the last newsletter noting the intention to add the 500m hills with between 15 and 30m prominence to the site; well that was high in my mind today, as one of the candidate hills is on this route. Spot Height 579 is potentially a future Maulin North Top, and I made sure the route took it in!

Heading south off Knocknagree is challenging, with layers of rock benches forcing frequent changes of direction and occasionally even a bit of backtracking.

Uploaded on: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 (18:35:51)
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