; Walk in Ireland, Sligo Cloonacool, ascent 387m, length 6.6km
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ColinCallanan: Track 2993 in area near Cloonacool, Ox Mountains (Ireland)
Tullyvellia Lakes and Cloonacool top
Length: 6.6km, Creator time taken: 2h40m, Ascent: 387m,
Descent: 377m

Places: Start at G44088 17400, Cloonacool, end at G44452 18787 1.4km N from Start
Logged as completed by 1

A pleasant stroll, starting at the old abandoned school and continuing up into the mountains to reach Tullyvellia lakes (pronounced Tullavilla locally). After the lakes, I continued in a NNW direction, but if doing it again I would bear north after the lakes as there appears to be less troublesome heather patches.

The section of the track on the way up to the Cloonacool summit has some treacherous bogholes and peat hags, so care should be taken even in dry weather. The way back down was quite pleasant, walking along a small river for the most part. After descending to flat land, there is a pleasant walk through private farmland to easily reach the road, from G44563 19117 onwards. It should be noted that this is private land, so permission should be granted before using this small stretch (about 200m or so long). The alternative is boggy, heathery land and more bog hole jumping.

Note; Two cars were used to save time on this hike. But the road walk back to the car after the main hike is highly recommended and there is little traffic.

Uploaded on: Sun, 21 Jun 2015 (16:19:02)
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