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Colin Murphy: Track 4983 in area near Boolatin Top, Midlands SW (Ireland)
Relatively easy climb of ordinary hill
Length: 6.0km, Creator time taken: 1h46m, Ascent: 334m,
Descent: 334m

Places: Start at R7837966644, Boolatin Top, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1

A fairly pleasant walk, mostly along forest tracks, and despite the gloomy day, brightened by the autumnal colour, especially in the early part of the walk.
A word of warning though – the 200m of road approaching the entrance to Ballyhourigan Woods is very badly potholed and rutted and care should be taken along it. The parking area on the right more resembles a quarry and is also covered in water-filled holes. Continue directly east up the forest track for 2km, where it swings to the south. Another 500m along you will see a track leading off the east, and just before this is a rough forest ride running SWW. Unfortunately there is a large berm, or embankment running up the centre of this, and you will have to negotiate a narrow, boggy trail alongside it, skipping back and forth to avoid trees etc.
Stick marks the high point.
After about 300m another ride opens to the left and the highpoint is about 50m along here. It is definitely not where it was indicated on my Alltrails app, but about 100m before this, marked apparently by a rotting pole jammed in the top of a heathery, mossy mound. Limited views thanks to the trees and mist.
Autumnal colours were in evidence.

Uploaded on: Thu, 9 Nov 2023 (19:30:43)
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