Waylander: Track 3372 in area near Knockbrinnea (E), MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Ireland)
Knockbrinnea & Beenkeragh
Length: 8.2km, Creator time taken: 5h40m, Ascent: 768m, Descent: 847m
Places:Start at V82496 86880, Knockbrinnea (E), Knockbrinnea (W), Beenkeragh, Stumpa Bharr na hAbhann, end at V82704 87265 437m NE from Start Logged as completed by 1
I parked in the car park at Liseibane. Once through the gate at the start of the track for the Hag's Glen I headed SW across open mountainside to the spur leading up Knockbrinnea east top (847 m). This part was quite wet underfoot after recent days rain so gaiters recommended. The climb to the summit of Knockbrinnea is steep going with some scrambling along the way. The view at the top is well worth the effort with stunning vistas of the Eastern Reeks, The Hag's Teeth ridge and Carrauntoohil. From there is a small trek to Knockbrinnea west top (854 m) and a short rest before Beenkeragh. This too is a steep climb with a little scrambling near the top but it also reward with amazing views of Carrauntoohil, Cahir, and Coumlouchra with Coumasaharn beyond. And if you are lucky Slea Head and Mount Brandon on the Dingle Penninsula. From Beenkeragh I desended to the coll before Skregmore and at high point 851 took a right hand (North East) turn to descend the spurr before crossing the stream flowing out of Cummeenagearagh and heading east across the lower slopes of the mountains I had just climbed to return to the car park. Even though this is only a 9 km hike (my viewranger didn't record the first half km), it still took me five and a half hours. I put this down to the steepness of the route and the many photo-ops.
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