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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 G7438846865, 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.

Tievebaun from Truskmore
The wall on Tievebaun
Truskmore from the upper slopes of Tievebaun
Descending towards Gleniff
Slieve League seen over Mullaghmore

Uploaded on: Wed, 1 Jan 2020 (11:30:22)
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