Cookies. This website uses cookies, which are small text files that the website puts on your computer to facilitate operation. Cookies help us provide a better service to you. They are used to track general user traffic information and to help the website function properly.

Click to hide this notice for 30 days.
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.
Zoom: ??
For more map options click on any overview map area or any detail map feature.
Find Suggested Walks
Find hill, mountain, island, coastal feature.

Users Online:
JohnA, Carolyn105, Hurrikane13, Onzy, TommyMc, Wildrover, trostanite
Guests online: 183
Recent Contributions
Get Notifications

Maumturkmore: A very rugged hill, distant from everything.

Beendarrig: Heathery summit on EW ridge from Caher.

Beann Bhán: Heathery summit on broad ridge overlooking Lough Acoose.

Baunreaghcong: Snow and frost combine to paint the landscape

Circuit of Cloon Wood

Beann Dubh: Summit on heathery ridge overlooking Lough Acoose.

Irish runner Eoin Keith wins the Spine Race

Baunreaghcong: A couple of possible approaches.

Torc Mountain West Top: Smaller, rougher, much less frequented summit with good

Musherabeg: Odd rusting yoke!

Leenaun Hill

Mullaghanish North-East Top: A bagging exercise, no more.

Conditions and Info
Use of MountainViews is governed by conditions and a privacy policy.
Read general information about the site.
Opinions in material here are not necessarily endorsed by MountainViews.
Hillwalking is a risk sport. Information in comments, walks or shared GPS tracks may not be accurate for example as regards safety or access permission. You are responsible for your safety and your permission to walk.
See the credits and list definitions.
Video display
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)
To download GPS tracks you must be enrolled and logged in. See "Login or enrol", top right - quick and easy.

No comments uploaded yet.

NOTE: ALL information such as Ascent, Length and Creator time taken etc should be regarded as approximate. The creator's comments are opinions and may not be accurate or still correct.
Your time to complete will depend on your speed plus break time and your mode of transport. For walkers: Naismith's rule, an approximate though often inaccurate estimate, suggests a time of 4h 44m + time stopped for breaks
NOTE: It is up to you to ensure that your route is appropriate for you and your party to follow bearing in mind all factors such as safety, weather conditions, experience and access permission.

* Note: A GPS Height in the elevation profile is sourced from the device that recorded the track. An "SRTM" height is derived from a model of elevations for parts of the earth. More detail

OSi logo OSNI/LPS logo
Some mapping:
Open Street Map
(Various variations used.)
British summit data courtesy:
Database of British & Irish Hills
(Creative Commons Licence), a Hill-walking Website for the island of Ireland. 2100 Summiteers, 1400 Contributors, Monthly Newsletter since 2007