Walk in Ireland, Westmeath The Hill of Mael, ascent 0m, length 6.1km
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conormcbandon: Track 2978 in area near The Hill of Moat, North Midlands (Ireland)
The Hill Of Mael and a visit to the Rock of Curry
Length: 6.1km, Creator time taken: 2h29m, Ascent: 0m,
Descent: 0m

Places: Start at N45686 75698, The Hill of Mael, end at Start
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I parked at the space on the road to the forestry at a large space. I followed the forestry road out to the Rock of Curry which is quite dramatic cliff. I then summited the rock and visited the Cairn. The direct route from the Cairn to the summit of the Hill of Moat is not as easy to move through as it looks on the aerial photography. I descended to the northeast and moved easily through relatively mature forestry and entered the farmland. The Hill of Moat was easily summited from there. I made many navigational/route choice errors on my descent. The forestry is easy to move through but the scrub land is virtually impenetrable. I eventually found my way downwards through the forestry to the east and entered the field. If you were to follow the eastern elements of my walk it's an easy enough ascent from the south. An ascent from the north may be easier but involves crossing a large amount of actively farmed fields.

Uploaded on: Tue, 16 Jun 2015 (21:22:41)
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