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Slieve Rushen 404m,
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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.
The initial track.
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.
Looking east on the ascent.
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 highpoint's shadow.
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.
Benbrack(?) to the west from the summit.

Uploaded on: Mon, 23 Jan 2023 (17:20:40)
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