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march-fixer: Track 4507 in area near Church Mountain, Wicklow (Ireland)
Take me to Church
Length: 13.6km, Creator time taken: 2h49m, Ascent: 407m,
Descent: 363m

Places: Start at N93180 01953, Church Mountain, end at N93665 02675 870m NE from Start
Logged as completed by 1

On a nice summer Sunday we decided to head just south beyond Hollywood to climb Church Mountain. We parked at the entrance to the wood under Woodenboley. It was decided to take the long route to the top by zigzagging up the forest road. We checked out the first possible connection to the direct track leading straight up the mountain but it would have gone through some private land, so we proceeded to the second possible connection. This connecting track was quite overgrown therefore we decided to make our way to the main top junction.
Angel of the North
Angel of the North

From there it was a nice steady haul all the way to the top of the mountain. In the heat I took a short break at the only fence on the way to admire the magnificient view to the west. At the summit we were able to rest in the nice sunshine while having a cup of coffee and a bite to eat.
Most unusually a dark cloud to the south hungover Baltinglass for the whole the time we were on the mountain.
The cloud completely shrouded the Baltinglass area in a dark foreboding shadow without ever moving. Very spookey!
We made our way back down the mountain along straight the southern route and continued until it meets the forest road where we turned left and headed back north.
View to Slievecorragh
View to Slievecorragh

We were able to follow this track all the way back to Drumreagh. Along the way there are lovely views north to Slievecorragh and Poulapuca Lakes. The road joins the Hollywood Glen road just beyond the new car park (6/7 car spaces). We then made the final short walk back south west along the road to our parking spot.

Uploaded on: Wed, 23 Jun 2021 (16:39:22)
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Comment created by simon3 Jun-24
The 2km-ish straight north east leg of the track (which goes in a NW direction) is new to me and not previously recorded on MV. Interesting therefore!

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