simon3: Track 4890 in area near Tomaneena, Wicklow (Ireland)
Circuit of Fair Mountain, of the weirdly shaped forest.
Length: 16.4km, Creator time taken: 4h52m, Ascent: 520m, Descent: 513m
Places:Start at O0762600162, Tomaneena, end at Start Logged as completed by 1
After climbing to the top of Turlough Hill and the slightly camouflaged building site that MV calls "Tomaneena" we headed for Lough Firrib and then on to try the relatively unused "White Hill" ridge to its north. This turns out to be extremely rough and more or less untracked.
It overlooks a forest to the north and we descended to this. While passable the untracked tussocky slope and the so-called "clear felling" impeded progress to get to the recently redone forest track.
Lacking a clear way of returning to the start we opted to go for the bridge a couple of kilometres to the west, to return by St Kevins Way. This was doable though a dogleg. It isn't clear if there is a way past the rough land and possible river to get back to the start.
Reaching St Kevin's Way is a little unclear in places so we walked along the rather busy road for a while.
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