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simon3: Track 3638 in area near Slieve Snaght, Inishowen (Ireland)
Inishowen Slieve Snaght from the north.
Length: 9.3km, Creator time taken: 4h35m, Ascent: 515m, Descent: 618m
Places:Start at C42498 41978, Slieve Snaght, Slieve Main, end at C39134 37338 5.7km SW from Start Logged as completed by 1
This linear walk route starts from the north and includes the two Arderins and one Vandeleur-Lynam in the area. It starts up what looks like a Land Commission road developed for traditional turf cutting, which still takes place. The track was createdduring a Mountaineering Ireland organised walk in Oct 2017 led by a very knowledgeable local club member who told us that much of the land we were walking on was commonage in which he had rights. For a comparatively short walk it makes very good use of the land. In the shared track you will note that the first part of the track, from the public road, was fast. What actually happened was that the party of 14 travelled on a trailer usually used for sheep, pulled by a farmers vehicle. I kid you not. A first for me anyway. The route proceeds first over Slieve Snaght scene of the 1825 experiments with limelight used for long distance measurements of the positions of mountains for the early ordnance survey. It then goes on to Slieve Main and back to the public road.
Uploaded on: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 (10:44:21) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/track/3638/ To download GPS tracks you must be enrolled and logged in. See "Login or enrol", top right - quick and easy.
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