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Colin Murphy: Track 5090 in area near Maughanaclea Hills East Top, West Cork Mountains (Ireland)
Good tracks to two Carns.
Length: 7.3km, Creator time taken: 2h36m, Ascent: 386m,
Descent: 387m

Places: Start at W1211053571, Maughanaclea Hills East Top, Maughanaclea Hills West Top, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1

This is a relatively easy double bag of Carns thanks largely to the substantial tracks in the area, taking in a couple of lesser visited hills.
There is parking for a single car at the starting point – a gate leading to a farm track.
The track up the East Top visible on right.
Simply follow the zigzagging track up the hill for about 2km, ignoring any other tracks off to the left. This will take you all the way to the summit, which is marked by a small cairn.
East Top cairn.
The track peters out just past the highpoint, where you can follow a fence in a curving route west for another 2km, mostly grass underfoot with some boggy areas in the col.
The highpoint of the west top is marked by a stone. Drop down SSE for about 600m and pick up another track, follow this east for about 500m, where it swings south and eventually re-joins the upward route.
West Top highpoint
Fine views of the Mealagh Valley and the Nowens to the south, and Shehy More to the NE.
A view back towards the west top from track

Uploaded on: Mon, 20 May 2024 (15:59:59)
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