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Colin Murphy: Track 4736 in area near Skerry Hill, Antrim Hills (Ireland)
Skerry-Slievenahanaghan double
Length: 6.5km, Creator time taken: 2h44m, Ascent: 384m,
Descent: 376m

Places: Start at D13294 21701, Skerry Hill, Slievenahanaghan, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1

This walk took in Skerry and the nearby Slievenahanaghan. Start at the Gruig Wind Farm entrance (although a high fence/gate prevents access to windfarm road initially), where there is parking for a couple of cars. Luckily there is a gate into a field to the left of windfarm entrance. Cross this and head SSE up the gently rising slope. Underfoot it is long grass/heather, although there is a narrow trail on top of a ditch that will take you about 300m towards the hill.
Skerry seen from north
Skerry viewed from dirch to north.
When ditch ends, turn directly south, the slope becoming a bit steeper, and continue up through long grass for about 500m to the flattish summit, marked by a pile of mossy stones and a pole jammed in turf.
Skerry summit marker
From there turn NW for about 1.5km, dropping down to about 300m elevation, the going tough all the way thanks to the spongy covering of long grass and heather. Pick up the windfarm road where it fork and follow it SW up to its highest point, then turn NW up the final 600m - another slog through heather. Summit is covered in windmills although there was a small marker of a pile of stones.
Summit marker
Returned to windfarm road and followed to near the gate, then veer off into adjoining field to cross the aformentioned farm gate. 2.5 hours up and down, including stop for lunch.

Uploaded on: Fri, 23 Sep 2022 (11:28:14)
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