jgfitz: Track 4241 in area near Vinegar Hill, North Wexford (Ireland)
Vinegar Hill and a bit extra along the Barrow
Length: 8.3km, Creator time taken: 2h28m, Ascent: 78m, Descent: 172m
Places:Start at S98363 39994, Vinegar Hill, end at S97360 39284 1.2km SW from Start Logged as completed by 1
Hiking to the top of historic Vinegar Hill from the car park can scarcely be described as exercise; it's just 90m distance and 14m of ascent! However, looping down to the town of Enniscorthy and then taking the promenade that leads to a 3km gravel path along the River Slaney makes for a pleasant out-and-back experience, an escape from the rain-sodden Dublin/Wicklow area to the nearest bright skies that we could find. The views from Vinegar Hill are excellent. The wetlands along the river are a Special Area of Conservation and considered to be part of the Wexford Slobs Special Protection Area for birds. Brownswood House is a prominent feature on a hill on the opposite side of the river, the birthplace of Eileen Gray, the famous furniture designer.
Uploaded on: Thu, 28 Nov 2019 (18:04:11) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/track/4241/ To download GPS tracks you must be enrolled and logged in. See "Login or enrol", top right - quick and easy.
Note: ALL information such as Ascent, Length and Creator time taken etc should be regarded as approximate. The creator's comments are opinions and may not be accurate or still correct.
Your time to complete will depend on your speed plus break time and your mode of transport. For walkers: Naismith's rule, a rough and often inaccurate estimate, suggests a time of 1h 47m + time stopped for breaks
Note: It is up to you to ensure that your route is appropriate for you and your party to follow bearing in mind all factors such as safety, weather conditions, experience and access permission.