conormcbandon: Track 2977 in area near Killough, South Midlands (Ireland)
Backdoor access to a quarry - Killough is no more
Length: 3.8km, Creator time taken: 33m32s, Ascent: 0m, Descent: 0m
Places:Start at S12026 50886, Killough, end at S11201 51351 947m NW from Start Logged as completed by 1
I passed the main entrance to the CRH quarry at killough at it was closed, but it was 6.30 on a Saturday evening so that was unsurprising and in some ways welcome as they probably were unlikely to grant me access. I elected to park at the non residential farmyard as shown on the map up the cul de sac and crossed the fields avoiding livestock to the quarry fence. I was prevented by the overgrowth on three or four occasions and elected to move to the next field which looked more promising on the aerial photography. And it was. I was able to crawl easily under the fence and onto the track encircling the top of the quarry face. I reached the high point easily which at the moment is a huge pile of rocks on top of an active quarry face. Of my gps the height was 244 meters. This is a working quarry and there are numerous hazards. Not least the open active faces/cliffs and I presume the threat of regular blasting! 💥
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