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simon3: Track 3844 in area near Carrickgollogan, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
The slow slow burn of Carrickgollogan
Length: 4.6km, Creator time taken: 1h16m, Ascent: 162m,
Descent: 140m

Places: Start at O23373 21018, Carrickgollogan, end at O23248 21304 312m N from Start
Logged as completed by 2
Carrickgollogan is a great place for the short or family walk, though perhaps not just now. We were surprised to see that it has been burning for some time in the ongoing heatwave starting in June 2018.
Carrickgollogan from the south.

The first view is from Bray Head on 25th June, though I think it had been burning for several days before that.
General damage including to 110kv power transmission poles.

Walking around the place a week later we encountered no particular warnings though we did see a Coillte van in the distance, perhaps monitoring the situation. Probably not a good idea to bring family up at this point.
Part of the forest on fire.

What is surprising is that although there has been substantial burning with flames and smouldering on our trip, the entire forest has not caught fire. Yet there seemed to be only a few signs of systematic attempts to put the fire out.
Smouldering here though there were flames in other places.

In places also the actual peaty soil seemed to be on fire, somthing we understand can happen.

Uploaded on: Wed, 4 Jul 2018 (09:07:38)
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