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jgfitz: Track 4422 in area near Carrickgollogan, Dublin (Ireland)
Rathmichael - Scalp multi-loop walk
Length: 11.6km, Creator time taken: 3h51m, Ascent: 410m,
Descent: 424m

Places: Start at O24401 22013, Carrickgollogan, end at Start
Logged as completed by 2

This is a hike born out of the necessities of Covid, offering four different starting points - very convenient when a group needs to be divided! For this description, we'll start at Rathmichael Church. Again, with
The Cross of Fassaroe
The Cross of Fassaroe
everybody in separate cars, this location is convenient for double parking (for the same group!). Other parking locations are the very small Rathmichael Wood car park O23256 21283; Carrickgollogan O22529 20382 and Barnaslingan O22226 20448 . There are variations through Rathmichael Wood, including a small diversion to the Rath with the "framed window" on the scenery. The loop of Carrickgollogan Hill and the Lead Mines Chimney are well know, so I'll skip ahead to the Barnaslingan Loop. Of course, it's possible to do a loop within this wood, but an old mass path has very recently been cleared on Barnaslingan Lane; the briars and overgrowth have been cut back by two members of the local community, whom we happened to encounter on our hike of discovery there. I am indebted to the local community magazine, Three Rock Panorama (Nov. 2020 edition), for bringing my attention to this new discovery The disadvantage of this loop is the 750 m walk along Barnaslingan Lane to O217 210. However, the exit from this mass path connects almost directly with the right of way through the hotel grounds on the other side of Enniskerry Road, and the various options that unfold from that.
Barnaslingan Mass Path - access point on Barnaslingan Lane
Along the Mass Path

Uploaded on: Tue, 5 Jan 2021 (22:45:22)
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Comment created by simon3 2021-Jan-07
There is some excellent information about start points in this track description, some of which were new to me.

One suggestion I have for people doing this walk, is slightly deviate to go round the Rath of Rathmichael Hill. This is mentioned in the text and is at around O234214

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British summit data courtesy:
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