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simoburn: Track 4073 in area near Ballinastraw, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
Ballinastraw Forest and Summit.
Length: 4.1km, Creator time taken: 1h 4m, Ascent: 105m,
Descent: 111m

Places: Start at T21084 91819, Ballinastraw, end at Start
Logged as completed by 2

Ballinastraw Forest and Summit.

Ballinastraw, or for the rock climbers out there Barnbawn, still has - in spite of clear felling and forest fire damage - some beauty. With a mix of forest roads, a narrow and less trodden summit trail, Eucalyptus trees, the usual Coillte forestry and a feeling of being somewhere not often frequented all adds to the beauty on this local hill.
A small summit cairn / stone pile on the summit of Ballinastraw.

As we hiked the forest trail past the fire damage and small climbing crag (still has trees blocking rock climbing routes) we spotted a wonderful fox dashing around and over the boulders which only added to the wilderness feeling. We could have watched for hours - a much delighted sight rather than my usual urban sightings of foxes. After many years of climbing at Barnbawn and never climbing to it's "summit" it was with great excitement I found myself on the summit and wondering why I never thought of coming here before - thank you my "local 100" list on MV ;)

Uploaded on: Wed, 6 Mar 2019 (21:22:44)
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