simoburn: Track 4074 in area near Carrigroe Hill, North Wexford (Ireland)
Carrigroe Hill Loop Walk, A Giant's Bed and a Trig Pillar
Length: 4.4km, Creator time taken: 1h19m, Ascent: 137m, Descent: 138m
Places:Start at T09509 50161, Carrigroe Hill, end at Start Logged as completed by 2
Carrigroe Hill Loop Walk, A Gaint's Bed and a Trig Pillar.
The Coillte trail head (T 09511 50156) for Carrigroe Hill has plenty of parking for around 5 or 6 cars. Sadly there appears to be some dumping at the car park. The hill itself may not be very high but it has a few little surprises which we found along our way. At T 08512 49455 you will find what is called the Gaint's Bed - a large slab of rock with a steep to vertical side. There are great views from here. As you approach from the normal forest track you will find a sign and narrow track which will take you to the Gaint's Bed view point.
From here the track follows the summit line east along a narrow track in the forest and at one point is so straight and narrow you can see maybe a hundred meters ahead of you and has a "enchanted" or "dark forest" feeling - all one needs is a mist or fog to make it very atmospheric.
The Trig Pillar at the summit is not far from here and has a slight incline and not an overly obvious trail, however it's not hard to find at all. A slight backtrack and you can continue down and around the hill on a narrow trail back to the forest roads you started on. A well worth while explore and loop walk!
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