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simon3: Track 4780 in area near Knocksheegowna, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland)
Knocksheegowna and Knockanaffrin, snowy scarp.
Length: 11.3km, Creator time taken: 4h53m, Ascent: 598m,
Descent: 699m

Places: Start at S2584814194, Knocksheegowna, Knockanaffrin, end at S2482614033 1km W from Start
Logged as completed by 1

This route starts from an area called Gleananore where a paved public road tapers off into an unpaved track on the hillside. This is actively used by farmers on quads, who did not appear to object to walkers. But always ask and also, we got permission from the house near the roadside spot we parked on.
Knocksheegowna from the south with a sprinkling of fairy dust and a vision of the snowy Galtees to the top left.
The first pull up, to Knocksheegowna is demanding. The above shows it from further along the ridge.
Knockanaffrin from the south with Louth Mohra to the left (and east).

There's some interesting lakes in the coums of the Comeraghs which you can see when walking along the ridge.
On the skyline is the main, flattish plateau of the Comeraghs. The contouring route back to the start is to the right of this picture.

Looking south from Knockanaffin the bulky flat plateau that makes much of the Comeraghs appears. It is replete with coums to both east and west as opposed to the scarp of Knockanaffrin where there are coums and lakes just to the east.
From near the top of Knockanaffrin it is possible to see Lough Coumduala. As a whole the view wouldn't be out of place in Canada.

It is relatively easy to contour back to the start. Nearing the end watch out for deep stream filled gullies and lots of fences.

Uploaded on: Sat, 21 Jan 2023 (11:34:26)
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British summit data courtesy:
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