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Colin Murphy: Track/5117 in area near Donegal SW (Ireland)
The Secret Waterfall
Ascent: 78m, Length: 1.1km, Creator time taken: 29m11s
Descent: 13m, Time predicted from Naismith's rule: 0h 21m + breaks
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Places Start at G66891 75457, end at G66987 75857, 411m N from Start
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[RWD version 1 ] This is a simple 2.5km return walk with a climb of just 50m, but it’s well worth the effort if you’re in the Killybegs area and have about 40 minutes to spare. picture 1 for track/5117
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And please note, the waterfall can only be visited at low tide. There is parking for about 5/6 cars at the Largy viewpoint on the R263 just west of Killybegs. Walk east back along the road (with care, as it’s a busy route) for about 250m until you come to an opening on the right, and a gate leading to a trail down towards the shore. This is privately owned land but access is no problem as long as gates are closed and dogs kept on a lead etc. The trail leads down to a small, rocky beach. picture 2 for track/5117
Turn south west and follow the jutting cliffs, having to clamber over lots of large boulders. A couple of the rock formations rise well over 1.5 metres so a degree of scrambling is necessary, but eventually you will see a narrow stream running towards the sea, and on the right a tunnel of sorts about 25m long, at the end of which you reach the waterfall pouring from an opening in the rock and grass overhead. picture 3 for track/5117
It’s hardly a torrent in the summer, and is probably more impressive after wet weather, but either way it makes for an unusual geological sight and worth the minimal effort. picture 4 for track/5117
The Secret Waterfall
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Uploaded on: Mon, 17 Jun 2024 (15:02:58), Linkback:
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