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Colin Murphy: Track/5111 in area near Preban Hill, Wicklow (Ireland)
Dull trek through Coillte forests
Ascent: 233m, Length: 7.8km, Creator time taken: 1h55m
Descent: 262m, Time predicted from Naismith's rule: 1h 57m + breaks
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Places Start at T08758 80025, Preban Hill, end at Heffernans Well Wood (HefWell Wd) T09211 80202, 486m E from Start
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[RWD version 1 ] At the start of this walk, you are slightly over 1km from the highpoint as the crow flies. And yet the return journey amounts to almost 8km of relatively dull trekking. picture 1 for track/5111
Lots of this awaits you...
There is parking for a couple of cars at the forest entrance. Follow the winding trail along typical Coillte forest tracks, endless conifers surrounding you. Luckily there is some slight relief from the tedium at the western end of one of the forest tracks, and you can leave the wide forest road, taking a narrow trail through the woods at T08591 79699. picture 2 for track/5111
The slightly more interesting section of the trail
This route will also save you about 2.5km unnecessary walking and has decent views. The trail goes west then swings south and gaining much more height than the previous sections. The highpoint is a small pile of rocks on a small rise on the SE corner of crossroads. picture 3 for track/5111
For some variation you can take the track to the north from there and then take another, very rough track NWW after about 250m which will link up with your original ascent route. Fine views of the Wicklow Mts to the north. picture 4 for track/5111
The view to the north

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