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conormcbandon: Track 3139 in area near Gortagarry, Shannon (Ireland)
An alternative access route to minimise the forest bashing required
Length: 3.6km, Creator time taken: 1h16m, Ascent: 291m,
Descent: 279m

Places: Start at S02123 72684, Gortagarry, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1

While climbing Knockanora to the southwest earlier in the day I spotted a possible route up through the unkempt fields of the southwest shoulder of Gortagarry. From the maps an approach from the west appeared to offer a half to a third of the forest bashing as described by previous posters. In a few years this shouldn't be an issue as the forest matures. I parked the car in a layby at the start of this walk. The grass land is becomming dominated by furze and other weeds, but this is easily outmanouvered. I also used a dodgy road cut into the hillside as part of my ascent. Reaching the top of the hill I pushed into the forestry and reached the ill defined summit with the aid of my GPS (completely necessary!).

Uploaded on: Sun, 4 Oct 2015 (17:19:48)
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