Peter Walker: Track 3736 in area near Dartry Mountains (Ireland)
Sruth in Agaidh an Aird (The Devil's Chimney)
Length: 2.1km, Creator time taken: 29m37s, Ascent: 102m, Descent: 171m
Places:Start at G74483 43714, end at Start Logged as completed by 2
Many have driven along the N16 to or from Sligo and noticed the signs beckoning around to the north side of Glencar Lough to visit the Glencar Waterfall, and a decent spectacle it is, with its woodland setting and (more often than not) an ice cream van in the car park. But the motorist might also see something a bit further away than a signpost. For not too far to the west of the aforementioned cataract is an entirely greater sort of cascade (given the right conditions), a mare's tail plunging around 150m down the cliffs, hugely impressive and hugely conspicuous if it's flowing (there's just a black streak left in a dry spell). This is Sruth in Agaidh an Aird, the Devil's Chimney, and it's comfortably higher than the Powerscourt Waterfall. A local landowner has cottoned onto this and built a path across their land to various viewing platforms below the falls. This is very well constructed, generally gently uphill with a few brief steeper sections moderated by steps. As things stand the closest viewpoints are still not up close and personal with the falls, but provide a far better view than the road...a planning application is in to extend the path further, possibly to the very foot of the falls, or perhaps even to the top. Regardless, the loop in the top of the existing path provides plenty of opportunity to admire both the falls and some lovely views along Glencar. There is sufficient marked parking at the foot of the path. Recommended.
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