Colin Murphy: Track 4788 in area near Slieve Rushen, Breifne (Ireland)
The long way round
Length: 5.2km, Creator time taken: 1h48m, Ascent: 367m, Descent: 217m
Places:Start at H2573020361, Slieve Rushen, end at H2348522697 3.2km NW from Start Logged as completed by 1
Usually it is possible to drive to within 1.3km of this hill's summit (at Corneen Windfarm), but thanks to snow, the access road was impassible so I decided to approach from another track leading from the main forestry utility road further to the east.I followed this north(ish) for 2.5km before it petered out beside a couple of wind turbines. I then began a slow, at times tortuous slog through knee-deep, snow-covered heather.I eventually picked up another windfarm track leading towards the eastern side of the summit and when that reached its conclusion, I began another tramp of about 900m through the heather. The slope was gentle, but the uneven ground, heather, sedge grass, compounded by snow and ice, made this difficult.The summit is a fairly distinct mound sticking out of a broader, rounded area. The views to the west in particular are very fine, particularly under snow - one of its compensations.
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