simon3: Track 4195 in area near Coomagearlahy, Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)
Windfarms, forestry, sheep farming and a little hillwalking.
Length: 12.5km, Creator time taken: 5h14m, Ascent: 452m, Descent: 463m
Places:Start at W12410 77506, Coomagearlahy, Coomagearlahy W Top, Knockbwee, end at Start Logged as completed by 1
The route starts from a place where you can park one car as shown. This is also the way down off the uplands and appears to be a track leading to old Land Commiission turf cutting. There are other places to park more cars if you don't mind following the route of the track onto forest roads where there's a few places. The 1:50k is reasonably accurate as to forest roads. Wend your way up on the forest road. You will note that the forest roads are superwide and superflat. This is turbine blade moving country. From the top there is a choice of view: towards the south and the windfarms or to the north and a range of wild scenery. Coomagearlahy West is nothing to get excited about. The route to it and back is over very rough heather. Briefly you pass this small lake. There is an odd sight
There is a great view of the Paps from the top of Knockbwee.The final descent uses reasonably intact roads intended to serve the turf cutting. There was one small patch in 2019 that was being actively cut.
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