24th November 2019.
Meeting Point 1; Hanafin’s bar Annascaul at 10:00
Meeting Point 2; O’Riada’s pub Ballymac at at 10:45
Starting and finishing point; Trailhead car park, Glanageenty Wood.
Distance; 6.3 miles, 11 KM.
Time; 4 hours.
Maximum Elevation; 900 ft, 273 M.
Terrain; Woodland path.
Leaving Annascaul at 10:00 we drive to Tralee and out the Castleisland road as far as O’Riada’s pub. We meet our other members here and then all drive to the spacious car park at Glanageenty Wood. Three choices of loop are available. We will take the Bernard Brothers Loop which is the most scenic. We have a lovely woodland track before us which rises and falls and twists and turns beside the Glanageenty river. We rise to a height of 900 feet which is in open territory giving us views of North Kerry. We then descend through the woods bck to the river before one last hill before the finish. On the way back we have wonderful views of the Reeks and Killarney area to the South and all the way to Brandon and Fenit to the West.
Annascaul walks follows a “Leave no Trace” code of practice.