Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.

Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Garn Gron East Top: Long trek to summit followed by minor push through

Esgair Ambor: Long trek to summit

Garn Gron: Short steep climb after trek along forest edge

Cefn y Cnwc: Short trek to summit from track

Mynydd Tywi [Pen y Maen North Top]: Short trek to summit but not easy

Near Benglenisky, Twelve Bens (Ireland)

Mynydd Tywi East Top: Long trek to summit

Bryn Du: The way forward is clear

Bryn Du: Long trek to summit

Bryn Rhudd: View of River valley and starting point

Bryn Rhudd: Long trek to summit

Bryn Garreg-lwyd: Future push through !

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
march-fixer: Track 3939 in area near Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
Walking under the water!
Length: 13.1km, Creator time taken: 3h38m, Ascent: 197m,
Descent: 179m

Places: Start at O02023 10049, end at O02172 09863 239m SE from Start
Logged as completed by 1

With the Blessington Lakes being deprived of input due to the unusually dry conditions, the water level has dropped considerably.
View SW over old road under lake
Looking towards Hollywood over old stone walls
It looked like a good opportunity to walk where it would normally be some feet under water. I followed the exact water line as far as possible, subject to not disappearing down a bog hole! At one point my leg sunk to knee level in an unseen bog hole within 18 inches of solid ground.
View from under Ballyknockan towards Sorrel Hill

All in all, conditions were a mixture of sandy, boggy and muddy. Encountered some sheep, a beached motor boat and three horses during a mild blustery day.
It was facinating to see all the old walls, the still obvious laneways and trees that were cut down on Red Bog to facilitae the flooding of the valley.
Looking NW towards Vallymount Bridge over uncovered lake
On the Valleymount side of the lake, the low water level was even more pronounced. Once again it is imperative to be ultra careful walking on the lake bed as your next step can be soft mud which will consume your leg! Getting out of this sticky situation can be a very messy operation.

Uploaded on: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 (21:31:30)
To download GPS tracks you must be enrolled and logged in. See "Login or enrol", top right - quick and easy.

No comments uploaded yet.

NOTE: ALL information such as Ascent, Length and Creator time taken etc should be regarded as approximate. The creator's comments are opinions and may not be accurate or still correct.
Your time to complete will depend on your speed plus break time and your mode of transport. For walkers: Naismith's rule, an approximate though often inaccurate estimate, suggests a time of 2h 57m + time stopped for breaks
NOTE: It is up to you to ensure that your route is appropriate for you and your party to follow bearing in mind all factors such as safety, weather conditions, experience and access permission.

* Note: A GPS Height in the elevation profile is sourced from the device that recorded the track. An "SRTM" height is derived from a model of elevations for parts of the earth. More detail

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence), a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2100 Summiteers, 1400 Contributors, Monthly Newsletter since 2007