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simon3: Track/3400 in area near East Coast (Ireland)
Skerries to Loughshinny on a rough day.
Ascent: 164m, Length: 7.4km, Creator time taken: 1h59m
Descent: 34m, Time predicted from Naismith's rule: 1h 45m + breaks
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Places Start at O25717 61157, end at O26614 56893, 4.4km S from Start
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[RWD version 1 ] picture 1 for track/3400
Skerries swimming - signs a tad redundant
We did this coastal walk on a day with a strong but not gale force easterly wind starting at around 75 minutes after a high spring tide. It is difficult in places due to brambles and fencing.
There's really a mix of ground to cover starting in a town setting on paths, with sections on roads, shingly beach, field edges etc.
Initial beach. picture 2 for track/3400
Stony beach. picture 3 for track/3400
Shennick's Island

This was very stony but feasible to walk on around 90 min after high tide. All of the three islands off Skerries are very visible: Colt, St Patricks and Shennicks. Shennicks is reachable on foot at low tide (spring tide) but you wouldn't want to even think about that in the conditions above. Some grassy places. picture 4 for track/3400
Grassy verge.
The beach is heavy going at near high tide due to boulders and rock, however at times it is possible to escape onto grass. picture 5 for track/3400
This House is Protected by Me.
End of walk.The way we went took us along the edge of a field, through a short section of what turned out to be a few metres of private land. However I would recommend not going that way and finishing nearer the coast along the beach - you do not need to cross any private land. Judge for yourself about our advice. The signs include: Hollywood, Keep Out, Beware of Dogs, This House Is Protected by Me, Telling it like it is.
We continued to the main road R128 where there is a pub open when we were there on a Sun afternoon. We walked back to Skerries on the R128. This was perfectly possible, but is unpleasant and dangerous because of traffic and to be avoided if possible.
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