Walk in Ireland, Mayo Corraun Hill Slieve Aghkerane, ascent 648m, length 13.7km
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simon3: Track 3822 in area near Corraun Hill, Achill/Corraun (Ireland)
Crossing the Corraun Plateau
Length: 13.7km, Creator time taken: 6h , Ascent: 648m,
Descent: 653m

Places: Start at L73635 93930, Corraun Hill, Slieve Aghkerane, end at L82808 96630 9.6km E from Start
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There were various other tracks before this one going onto the Corraun plateau but none crossing from one side to the other.
Looking back towards start and Achill Sound (r) and twin peaks of Achillbeg (l)

Most of the climbing effort on this route is at the beginning. The start is at a small carpark near the SW of Corraun. Walk up to where the bog road heads east just after a river bridge.
Overall view of walk taken from Old Head Coastal Hill.

Follow the unpaved road until it forks and then turn left. When the road peters out ascend towards Corraun Hill over reasonably short heather and moss. There are a few cairns at various poi
Plateau rocks underfoot - conglomerate
Glimpes of corries in the mist.
nts on the ridge, however the summit has a trig pillar.
From the top turn east towards the col before the main part of the plateau. We were in mist and rain most of the walk until Slieve Aghkerane however it is likely that in good weather there would be fine views into the steep north side with a number of corrie lakes.
There are various cairns near the top. Leaving the top head east as shown. There is a slight path or marking line.
Eastern edge
Eventually you come to the sharp descent at the east end of the plateau. Take a minute to look NE at the glorious ridge visible there. Turn left at the edge, go around 500m and then left over fairly confused ground.
Quick meal on the way down.

There is a telecoms mast at around L811967 which is a handy landmark and also has a good road leading down.

Uploaded on: Sat, 23 Jun 2018 (16:06:59)
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