26th January 2020.

“A+”  and  “A”  walks;    Glantenassig to Beenoskee Loop.

Area;  Castlegregory.

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

Starting and finishing point;    Upper car park, Glantenassig.

Distance;    6 miles,  10 KM.

Time;     4  hours 30 minutes.

Maximum Elevation;   2713 ft,  826 M.

Terrain;    Forest path, steep clifff open mountainside

Grade;   Hard.

Leaders.   Tom and Mike.

Having met at Hanafin’s bar Annascaul at 10:00 we drive  to Glantenassig and up to the car park beside Lough Caum.   The first section of our trek is easy, around the boardwalk which circles the lake. Then, however we have a steep rocky and slippery ascent beside the waterfall up to the cliff top leading to Stradbally.  From Stradbally which is quite a tough ascent we have a lovely curved walk over to Beenoskee which is just slightly higher that Stradbally.  We will walk in a South Easterly direction on the return to meet a steep track which leads to the valley floor and eventually back to Lough Caum.

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“B”  walk;
Glantenassig forest Loop.

Area;     Castlegregory.

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

Starting and finishing point;   Lower car park in Glantenassig.

Length;   6.4  miles,  10.3 KM.

Time;   3 hours 20 minutes.

Maximum elevation;   800ft,  245 M.

Terrain;    Forest path and boardwalk.

Grade;   Easy to moderate.

 

Leader.    Wade.

We meet outside Hanafins bar Annascaul at 10:00 and drive to Glantenassig.  Our starting point is the lower car park just inside the barrier beside the bridge.  We have a lovely relaxing walk around the forest ahead of us.  The forest path takes us gradually upwards to Lough Caum. There is a fine boardwalk round the lake which takes us below the waterfall coming down from Stradbally Mountain. After the circuit of the lake we will follow another track which climbs gradually above the forest and curves back and down to our cars below at the forest entrance.

 


 

 

Annascaul walks follows a “Leave no Trace” code of practice.