simon3: Track 4996 in area near Ballineddan Mountain, Wicklow (Ireland)
Surveying Ballineddan and Slievemaan, mucky end near Toorboy
Length: 11.3km, Creator time taken: 5h28m, Ascent: 594m, Descent: 603m
Places:Start at S9867690273, Ballineddan Mountain, Slievemaan, end at Start Logged as completed by 1
This route starts at Ballinfoyle, a road junction. Nowadays there is off road parking there for around 4 cars though it is still possible to park on the verge. Climbing Ballineddan is straightforward with an ascent of about 330m The day was cold with occasional hail showers.
Returning, we dropped down towards the public road. But this wasn't easy. We successfully got to our target track as shown which did the final work of bringing us to the road and not infringing on any cultivated fields or too near any farm. But the land was extremely rough and slow going. There were only snatches of animal tracks to assist. In retrospect it would have been better to stay to the north side of the stream we came down beside, because the land is flatter and there some quad tracks. We didn't do this because we didn't know if it was possible to cross the stream nearer to the road. Crossing is possible to within perhaps 700m NE of the road.
The surveying results: Ballineddan is not an Arderin because it has a prominence of 26.5. Slievemaan has a height of 759.7m
Uploaded on: Fri, 1 Dec 2023 (09:14:12) Linkback: https://mountainviews.ie/track/4996/ To download GPS tracks you must be enrolled and logged in. See "Login or enrol", top right - quick and easy.
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