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jgfitz: Track 4713 in area near Collon Hill, Wicklow (Ireland)
A pleasant forested walk
Length: 8.2km, Creator time taken: 2h36m, Ascent: 223m,
Descent: 224m

Places: Start at T30158 87802, Collon Hill, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1

This track is very similar to others already uploaded. On this occasion, we did not include the summit which is a spur off the circular trail. Because of this, we experienced only occasional flashes of the lovely views - on the north towards the Wicklow Head lighthouse and Magherabeg Beach, and on the south towards Barranisky Hill. The track is somewhat overgrown in places, particularly at the southern end, but always passable without too many "reminders" that one is passing through heather.
Looking South towards Barranisky
Dunganstown Castle, situated nearby, is not accessible to visitors as it is in private lands; James II stayed there on his retreat from the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 . Taking advantage of Heritage Week, we finished our walk with a visit to what had once been part of this castle property - Ballymurrin Quaker Farmstead, which dates from 1688 and is still inhabited. It is open to visitors only on special occasions such as Heritage Week. A very informative visit, conducted by the present owner. More information available online.

Uploaded on: Thu, 18 Aug 2022 (22:13:47)
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