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simon3: Track 4141 in area near Aghla Mountain, Bluestack Mountains (Ireland)
The Bluestacks Aghlas on a wet day.
Length: 9.0km, Creator time taken: 4h10m, Ascent: 495m,
Descent: 504m

Places: Start at B89037 00597, Aghla Mountain, Aghla Mountain South Top, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1
The Bluestacks Aghlas can be reached as others have shown from a road leaving the R250 at the SW end of Lough Finn. There is parking there on waste ground. There is a GAA sports ground nearby.
View of Aghla Mountain from below.

Follow this road as it trends SE. We asked permission at the far end of the road and were assured it was ok however it is always wise to check with anyone you may see.
View of the road heading SE with the start of the slope to the upper right.

Leave the road via a gate and start climbing the extremely steep slope upwards. The route we took seemed to work fine however others have taken variant routes.
The summit of Aghla Mountain has a trig pillar on it.

Unfortunately the weather on the day we did it was a trifle moist however we reached both tops and then decided to head NE along somewhat less steep slopes arriving on a track above the lake. We then returned via the forest road to the start.
There are various possibilities for a longer walk around here. To the NE of Aghla Mtn is Scraigs. While not as high at 428m it shares the same steep cliffs to the NW facing Lough Finn as Aghla has. Combined as a linear walk this could make a fine walk.

Uploaded on: Thu, 30 May 2019 (17:32:56)
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