Peter Walker: Track 4255 in area near Truskmore, Dartry Mountains (Ireland)
Truskmore & Tievebaun
Length: 12.3km, Creator time taken: 2h33m, Ascent: 584m, Descent: 582m
Places:Start at G74388 46865, Truskmore, Tievebaun, end at Start Logged as completed by 1
A brisk walk over the two highest summits in the Dartrys, designed to ascertain just how much dietary damage had been done over the Christmas season.
I started with a head-down no-rests march up the Truskmore access road...42 minutes to the summit, which at least gives me a target next time! Next up was a diagonal descent (rougher and steeper than I'd expected) to the wide col before Tievebaun. From here there's an obvious line of a shallow dyke-thing to follow, and this keeps you secure from the marshier bits all around. It's an easy plod up a shallow slope; a wall soon appears and when it abuts against a plethora of new fencing veer round to the right to reach the summit.
I returned to the wall-fence junction, then took a rough bearing down the slope towards the unenclosed bit of the road...this I managed to hit unerringly, which was a bonus. The slope has some rock higher up, but becomes tussocky steep grass as you descend...the sort of terrain where you can go at a decent lick if you're in the mood and flowing nicely. Once back at the road it's a perfunctory couple of kilometres back to the car.
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