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jgfitz: Track 3959 in area near Croghan Kinsella, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
Croghan Kinsella
Length: 11.4km, Creator time taken: 3h54m, Ascent: 412m,
Descent: 409m

Places: Start at T15294 71425, Croghan Kinsella, end at Start
Logged as completed by 2
This is a variation on track #3938, so I will avoid repeating the comments made there, with which I fully agree. This is an easy hike with great views. In order to stretch the hike a little bit, we returned by the "red route" - the Bann River Trail. This brings an additional aspect to the great views, and much of it is on a rougher surface, in contrast to the hard surface on most of the "blue route" (Croghan Trail) on our upward journey. Returnign by the red route, we passed the location of the original Forde's farm homestead. There is a useful map of the three way-marked trails at Raheenleagh Wood at https://lovegorey.ie/fitness_wellbeing/croghan-cluster-walking-trails/ . Beside the trailhead at White Heaps is a monument marking the campsite of the Wexford Army in June-July 1798 where the remaining insurgents were camped after the Battle of Vinegar Hill.
View North-East from near the summit: Lugnaquilla at the left;  with Croghanmoira (centre left) and Ballinacor (centre right) as backdrop to Aughrim in the valley below
View from near the summit, looking North-East: Lugnaquilla (back left); Aughrim in the valley in the foreground, against a backdrop of Croaghanmoira (centre left) and Ballinacor (centre right)

Uploaded on: Thu, 18 Oct 2018 (20:32:21)
Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/track/3959/  
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