simon3: Track 4382 in area near Kirikee Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
Kirikee and Carriglineen, excellent viewpoints.
Length: 10.1km, Creator time taken: 4h28m, Ascent: 478m, Descent: 435m
Places:Start at T10645 90867, Kirikee Mountain, Carriglineen Mountain, end at Start Logged as completed by 1
This is a fairly short walk starting from Glenmalure Lodge and taking in Kirikee and Carriglineen. Both of these are excellent viewpoints, particularly Kirikee which is sufficiently high to see a long way yet sufficiently far from the main body of the SE Wicklow summits to see them as a continuous panorama. Start by walking east on the main road and turn off after about 1.1km up the public tarred road heading NE. After passing a quarry this turns into a forest road. As you proceed into a forest you will come to this cross roads in the track, which looks like this. Take the right turn, follow the track, take another right turn and you will gradually ascend to Kirikee which has a seriously misshapen trig pillar. On the day of this track the view from Kirikee was long distance but the overcast nature robbed the scene of much of its colour. The view includes the east coast NE to the Great Sugarloaf, SE to Tara Hill in Wexford, NW to Kippure and SW to Lugnaquilla with much in between. An amazing array. Probably on a better day the Llyn peninsula in Wales would be visible. Here's what the next part of the route included in the shape of Carriglineen. The views from Carriglineen although it is fairly nearby aren't as good as those of Kirikee, though this view to Benleagh was available. Returning from Carriglineen needs care. As of 2020 much of the forest to the west of Carriglineen has been felled leaving difficult walking. I chose to go SW along the edge of the chopped tree to where they were still standing. The edge of these remaining trees was a ride through the trees which connects with a forest road. However by walking partly in the trees (substantial Sitka) and partly in the ride it was easy enough to get down to the public road. Walk carefully down this since traffic can be fast.
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