simon3: Track 859 in area near Birreencorragh South Top, North Mayo (Ireland)
Great place to start this classic circuit of five Nephin Beg summits.
Length: 17.0km, Creator time taken: 6h34m, Ascent: 1032m, Descent: 1039m
Places:Start at G03490 02391, Birreencorragh South Top, Mount Eagle, Birreencorragh West Top, Birreencorragh, Knockaffertagh, end at Start Logged as completed by 1
The start is deep inside the forest as shown. This was feasible in 2011 but my strong advice is not to count on this being drivable or allowed and in particular not to drive in here if a gate is installed.
The circuit is as shown. The pull up from Mount Eagle is hard work! We went wrong leaving Knockaffertagh. Go SE from the top to the slight summit and approach the forest from its NE side. Do not enter the forest where we did as there was knee high gunge. Alternative ways can be seen using the OS Aerial Photo layer.
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