Walk in Ireland, Leitrim Thur Mountain, ascent 113m, length 4.1km
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Peter Walker: Track 3775 in area near Thur Mountain, Dartry Mountains (Ireland)
An afternoon on Thur Mountain
Length: 4.1km, Creator time taken: 59m41s, Ascent: 113m,
Descent: 115m

Places: Start at G97066 39403, Thur Mountain, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1
Generally considered (if considered at all) as the twin of Dough Mountain to its west, Thur Mountain provides a manageably adventurous hour or so.
I followed in madfrankie's wake and drove up to the hairpin he mentions in his comment, where it's easy to leave an unobstructive car. Indy and I set forth through a gate and along the track that contours the slopes while gaining very little height. The only real decision is where to leave this to kick your way through the heather and bog to the summit...on the way out we ended up in some annoying peat hags just below the top, so if you insist on following a route exactly, use my line of return (the more northerly one) which is a bit better underfoot.
The top is quite attractive, with outcropping rock and a hint of escarpment to the east. Its an excellent viewpoint, looking east over Lough Macnean, north over the plains, west to the higher Dartry mountains and south to the Breifne hills.
Thur Mountain summit, looking south
Peat hags and dough (mountain)

'Pretty sure that's Lough Macnean down there dad. Any ham left?'

Uploaded on: Sun, 6 May 2018 (19:21:23)
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