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Colin Murphy: Track 5094 in area near Beann Dhearg, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Ireland)
Challenging enough loop walk with wonderful views.
Length: 6.6km, Creator time taken: 3h13m, Ascent: 464m,
Descent: 464m

Places: Start at V7611283973, Beann Dhearg, Beann Bhán, end at Start
Logged as completed by 1

Close to the start point, with Caher in distance.
A pretty taxing walk of 7km, taking in two Carns and some epic views. Parking for several cars at starting point. Simply follow the Kerry Way south into the sweeping valley, with Caher to the east and the Beanns rising steeply to the west.
View as the Kerry Way gently ascends.
At first the incline is relatively gentle, but after about 2km it starts to rise much more steeply, but is a great aid in reaching the col. Around where the track forks, leave it and begin to climb directly to the west, with more steepish ground, but mostly grassy with some heather underfoot. A fence further aids navigation. The views from this point in all directions are tremendous.
Broaghnabinnia seen from the west
Beann Dhearg’s summit is unmarked – a solid grassy mound.
Beann Dhearg highpoint
Turn NW towards the second summit, dropping down sharply to the col and losing almost 100m ascent. More steep climbing awaits on the ascent of Beann Bhán, which is also unmarked – a less prominent grassy bump. Continue north from here for about 1.3km, following a fairly gently descending ridge, and avoiding the much steeper slopes to the east.
Descending Beann Bann with Lough Acoose to the north
This will take you to a narrow offshoot of the Kerry Way, which will lead east to rejoin your original route just a few hundred metres from starting point.

Uploaded on: Tue, 21 May 2024 (10:38:19)
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