Walk in Ireland, ascent 187m, length 6.7km
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Eirepur: Track 3422 in area near Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland)
Three Castles Head / Dunlough Castle
Length: 6.7km, Creator time taken: 2h57m, Ascent: 187m,
Descent: 187m

Places: Start at V73863 26687, end at Start
Logged as completed by 2
Three Casles Head is so called because of a most impressive 15th century defensive fortification with three embedded towers and a (possibly artificial) lake. The 6m high wall appears to be a last ditch defence with the purpose of sheltering its occupants at the end of a headland. It is a most unusual example of a promentory fort.
The walk starts at a small car park and goes through farmland. The farm houses can be seen less than a kilometer west but the path to the headland does not follow the road to the houses, instead being a diagonal accross the large field to the right inside the gate. A voluntary donation of €3 is suggested on a notice at the gate.
A cafe operates at the farm during the summer but it was not open on our visit.

Uploaded on: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 (08:42:17)
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