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Colin Murphy: Track 5035 in area near Na Leargacha, Derryveagh Mountains (Ireland)
Beautiful climb in stunning landscape
Length: 4.6km, Creator time taken: 1h56m, Ascent: 313m,
Descent: 312m

Places: Start at B9989226812, Na Leargacha, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1

A fantastic, not-too-long walk with tremendous views, should be saved for a fine day.
View to the south towards Dooish.
There is parking for about 5 cars opposite the shrine at Muckish Gap. Cross the fence with the aid of the step and proceed SW, following a narrow trail, which is steep in parts.
View NE towards Muckish
Take your time to look around as there are great views in all directions, especially back towards the magnificent Muckish. After 2km and at about 440m ascent, the trail peters out, and the summit over on the right appears still to be a long way off, but this is something of an optical illusion as it is only about 350m away.
That's the highpoint to the right of centre - it appears further away than it is.
As you swing NW towards the high point there are more great views over Lough Aluirg.
Lough Aluirg
This area is very wet in parts and you will have to dodge your way around them. Another short climb of about 40m will take you to the summit area, which is marked by a cairn of sorts. Very enjoyable climb with wonderful scenery.
View to the north.

Uploaded on: Mon, 26 Feb 2024 (12:27:54)
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