simon3: Track 3802 in area near Conigar, Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland)
Conigar from the west.
Length: 8.5km, Creator time taken: 4h23m, Ascent: 414m, Descent: 426m
Places:Start at W05221 65082, An Coinigéar, Faill an Stuaicín, end at Start Logged as completed by 1
Conigar is certainly wild and has reasonable views but would not be described as particularly dramatic to look at.The summit area had a pond with, as of a warm May day, an abundance of insect and tadpole life. The curious and unusual red colour in this picture was apparently caused by the colour of the water and coating on rocks in it. Moving towards Foilastakeen there are a series of small lakes surrounded by wild, untracked land. The Beara-Breifne way crosses the ridge and there is a stile with signs.
The summit of Foilastakeen is even less exciting than that of Conigar however there are good views of Gougane Barra. For variation the return went nearer to the edge of Gougane Barra. The land here becomes very rough and also there a number of fences. Look out for occasional stiles which are sometimes available. .
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Comment created by simon3 2020-Jul-09
If you are using this track, then I strongly suggest you also visit another top which is about 1km to the SW. Provisionally this is called Conigar SW Top.
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