28th July 2017.  (Friday)

         Cronin’s Yard (Hag’s Glen) Loop.

Meeting Point;      Cronin’s Yard at 11:00.

Area;    Hag’s Glen, Kilgobnet,  Beaufort.

Starting and finishing point;       Cronin’s Yard.

Grade;   An easy 4.5 miles.

Length;      4.5 miles,  7 KM

Maximum elevation;                   1150 ft,  350 M.

Terrain,;                 Stony path, boggy track.

Time;            3 hours 30 minutes.

Leader;        John Healy.

Leaving Annascaul at  10:00 we drive through Milltown and on to Cronin’s yard.

This is the first easy walk of our weekend in Cronin’s yard.  It is an easy trek up the Hag’s Glen to the base of Carrauntoohil and back.


                    Saturday 29th July.    “A”  walk.

Carrauntoohill via the Devil’s Ladder and down the Heavenly Gates.

Starting and finishing Point;  Cronin’s Yard

Starting time:    11:00

Distance;               8 miles,  12 KM.

Grade:            Very hard.

Maximum elevation:   3414 ft,  1039 M.  (Carrauntoohil).

Terrain:      Stony track,   stony mountainside steep descent with dangerous drops.

Time:        4 to 5 hours.

Leader.          Thomas George Devane.


Saturday 29th July.   “B”  walk.

The Snake’s Lake, (Lough Cummeenapeasta).

Starting and finishing Point;       Cronin’s Yard.

Starting Time;                11:00

Length;         7 miles,  11 KM.

Grade;            Tough.

Maximum Elevation;          2126 ft,    650 M.

Terrain;   Stony path boggy mountainside.

Time;      5 hours.

Leader.        Wade Garvey.

This walk is a harder version of the Hag’s Glen loop.  We begin the Hag’s Glen circuit but instead of walking to the base of Carrauntoohil we climb up the Eastern slope of the Reeks to the Corrie Lake,  Lough Cummenapeasta.  This lake is the site of a second world war air crash when a C47 Sky Train Dakota crashed on 16th December 1943.

Sunday 30th July.  Nothing planned.

Walk if any will depend on the state of the conscious walkers.