17th February 2019.

Training Day.

Using Viewranger app on smart phones.

Sean Moriarty has kindly offered tuition on using Viewranger app on mobile phones. This is an excellent navigation app which is as good as most dedicated GPS units.

This tuition is for those who have already registered for the course.  After meeeting at 10:00 outside Hanafin’s bar we will proceed to Sean’s house where he will first give instructions on using the app.   Then we will do a short walk on Meelin Hill and record our progress and get practical advice on the functions of the programe.  Later we will review our walk and track on our smart phones.


Our regular walk for those not registered for tuition wiill be

Meelin Hill.

Area;    Annascaul.

Meeting point.     Hanafin’s bar Annascaul at 10:00

Starting and finishing point;   Hanafin’s bqar Annascaul.

Length;  5.2 miles,  7 KM.

Time;     3  hours.

Maximum elevation;  990 ft,   301 M.

Terrain;    Mountain track  muddy descent,  paved road.

Grade;   Moderate.

Leader.  Mairead.

Leaving Hanafin’s bar Annascaul at 10:00 we walk along the road towards Bunaneer. We then take the steeep path up the Western slope of Meelin Hill. Note that there are three distinct peaks on the route, Meelin proper being the last and highest. After the steep section at the base of the Meelin Ridge we will be walking in a North Easterly direction all the way to the last summit.  After pausing here to admire the views we will descend the steep slope, heathery at first then somewhat muddy till we reach the surfaced road at Maum.  We then have only a mile and a half descent back to Annascaul.

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Annascaul Walks supports  “Leave no Trace”  code of practice.