Members Next Walk.

Sunday 11th June 2023.

Goolin,  Strickeen,  Windy Gap.


Area;                                                 Lisdargan.

Meeting Point 1.                            Annascaul at  10:00

Meeting Point 2.                           Goolin near Lisdargan.

Starting point;                              Goolin.

Finishing Point:                            Sheep dipping tank near Kate’s Cross.

Time;                                            Four hours,  maybe less.

Maximum Elevation;                 2129 ft,  649 M.

Length;                                       6 miles,  10 KM.

Grade;                                        Hard.

Terrain;                                      Mainly open mountainside..

We meet in Annascaul at 10;00 and drive to Goolin near Lisdargan.

We first ascend the steep slope to Strickeen and walk North to join the track of the Tom Crean Endurance Walk which we follow to the Windy Gap.  We rest here before descending past  Lough Bearna na Gaoithe and continue over some rough territory till we reach a surfaced road.  We follow thes road as far as the sheep dipping tank near Kate’s Cross.


“B”  walk;     Connor Pass Pedlar’s Lake cliffs, Cnapan More  and back to Connor Pass.


Area;                                           Connor Pass.

Maximum Elevation;               2129 ft,   649 M.

Length;                                     5.5 miles,  8 KM.

Grade;                                      Moderate.

Time;                                        3 hours +

Terrain;                                   Faint mountain track.

We meet in Annascaul at 10:00 and drive to the Connor Pass. We follow the path on the East side of the car park for a short distance ane then follow the steep cliffs on the left.  If it is foggy we will avoid the cliffs.  Having walked round the spectacular crescent ot the Pedlar’s Lake dliffs we will head for Cnapan More. This is the highest mountain between Connor Pass and Annascaul Lake. We will be walking through an area of prominent peat hags which are abundant in the area and a sight well worth photographing.  After resting at Cnapan More we will return to Connor Pass along the track of the Tom Crean Endurance Walk.


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