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march-fixer: Track 4448 in area near Silsean, Wicklow (Ireland)
Mullaghcleevaun Circuit
Length: 16.9km, Creator time taken: 4h20m, Ascent: 810m,
Descent: 780m

Places: Start at O01837 08219, Silsean, Moanbane, end at O02565 09014 1.1km NE from Start
Logged as completed by 1

As part of a recovery exercise following surgery, we decided to do a local circuit that had options for exiting or extending at a number of points. There is a very pleasant climb from Ballyknockan up along the edge of the forest onto open ground. The track is quite well defined on up to summit Silsean where the views are spcctacular.
I found that it was quite a struggle for me to get to this summit and was therefore considering my options ahead. However, on the walk over to the summit of Moanbane I recovered my stamina. I was now feeling sufficiently happy to traverse Billy Byrne's Gap and have a go at Mullaghcleevaun!
The ascent up the steeper part was putting pressure on me once again. I directed my companion to continue on at their own pace and I would potter on at mine. I did not quite reach the top when they returned and I decided to be very happy with the achievement of getting as far as I had done.
We headed back along the track to Black Hill and off veered down over The Brushes to meet up with the track that descends down alongside Cook Brook.
Once we got to the the lane it is only a short distance down to the Lake Drive road and back to the start. All in all I could not moan at my efforts which very often are the bane of a good walk!

Uploaded on: Tue, 4 May 2021 (16:08:24)
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