Walk in Ireland, ascent 161m, length 12.8km
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simon3: Track 3607 in area near Oileáin Árann (Ireland)
Wild SE Inishmore
Length: 12.8km, Creator time taken: 4h47m, Ascent: 161m,
Descent: 171m

Places: Start at L87892 08617, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1
This is a walk around the SE corner of Inishmore. The weather wasn't great so the photography was a bit limited due to drizzle and some wind. The route isn't particularly clear either particularly at the end. It was hard to know whether access is permitted however there was no-one to ask. We did pass a group of perhaps 10 being led by a local man towards the end of the route so presumably there must be some agreed access.
A small unnamed blowhole at SE corner.
When you reach the east coast you get a fine view of Inishmaan which has a line of cliffs facing Inishmore with around 1800m of sea between the two. There are various blowholes to be found.

Poll Séideáin

There are two blowholes shown on the 1:50k map with the general label of Poll Séideáin. Both correspond to large indentations in the coast. Both are visible on satellite or air photos. The larger is at L9003 0558 the smaller at L8996 0564 Do not stride purposefully towards these without looking carefully. Both are extremely dangerous.
Large Poll Séideáin blowhole to the SE of the pair shown on the 1:50k - low tide.

The coast.

The two entrances to the blowholes.

Essentially you can walk between the squared off walled end ot the fields and the actual cliff line. You become aware of a line of large stones some way back from the edge of the cliff, itself perhaps 10m above the sea. These stones have been thrown up by waves along with manmade objects such as a substantial buoy we came across. The coast itself even on the relatively mild if drizzly day that we were on is quite something to see.
This was not a particularly stormy day and was near low tide.

We attempted to return to the public road following a track marked on both the OS 1:50k which had been accurate elsewhere and also OSM. However we found that walls had been built across the track in places. Nevertheless we found we could get onto the line of the track without damaging anything. A different route perhaps approaching Teampall Bheanáin from the SW might be better.

Uploaded on: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 (09:40:22)
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