28th July 2019.

“A”  walk;  Top of Foley’s Glen (Short Mountain) to Camp.

Area;    Tralee / Camp.

Meeting Point;  Hanafin’s bar Annascaul at 10:00

Starting  point;   Top of Foley’s Glen (Short Mountain).

Finishing Point;    Boher na Gloc road, Camp.

Distance;    9.6 miles,  15.5 KM.

Time;   4 hours 30 minutes.

Grade;   Hard.

Terrain;  Open mountainside.

Maximum Elevation;   2796ft,  852 M.

Leader;   Dermot.

Leaving Annascaul at 10:00 we drive to Camp and leave cars on the Boher na Gloc road for our return.  Then we drive to Blennerville and take the high road to the top of Foley’s Glen (The Short Mountain).    Beginning here,  we walk in a Westerly direction all the way to the Boher na Gloc road. This track follows the ridge fo the mountains all the way and there are some sheer cliffs on the right or North in places.  It is a generally simple walk but it is long.  We climb two very high mountains on the way,  Baurtregaum and Caherconree.  Baurtregaum is the highest mountain in Ireland which is not a Munro (mountain over 3000 feet).  There is an historic promontory fort on the Western sice of Caherconree. This triangular fort is bounded by cliffs on two sides and a massive stone wall on the other.  There only remains a steep descent from the fort to the road below.

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 “B”  walk;   Top of Foley’s Glen (Short Mountain) to Curaheen.

Area;     Tralee / Curaheen.

Meeting Point;   Hanafin’s bar Annascaul at 10:00

Starting Point;    Top of Foley’s Glen (Short Mountain).

Length;    6 miles,  10 KM.

Grade;  Moderate,  slightly rough descent.

Maximum Elevation;   184o ft,  561 M.

Time;   4 hours.

Terrain;    Open boggy mountainside, slightly rough descent.

 

Leader,   Fiona.

Leaving Annascaul at 10:00 we drive to Curaheen and leave cars for our return.  Then we drive to the top of Foley’s Glen (Short Mountain) where we start our walk.  Like the “A”  walkers we follow the ridge of the mountains Westwards. We should have good views of Tralee all the way.  After passing the old telephone mast and skirting the North side of Knockauncorragh we turn to the North and descend the slope parallel to Curaheen Glen. We cross the Dingle Way near the beautiful lily pond and walk past the old 1879 reservoir on our way to the cars at the finish.


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