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. The first pull up, to Knocksheegowna is demanding. The above shows it from further along the ridge. There's some interesting lakes in the coums of the Comeraghs which you can see when walking along the ridge. 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. It is relatively easy to contour back to the start. Nearing the end watch out for deep stream filled gullies and lots of fences.
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