23rd January 2022.
“A” walk; Mangerton.
Meeting Point; Molly Darcys or Major Colgans, Muckross Killarney at 10:00
Starting & Finishing Point; Car park below Mangerton, limited space.
Distance; 6.9 miles, 11 KM.
Maximum Elevation; 2765 ft, 843 M.
Time; 4 hours.
Grade; Moderate for “A” walkers.
Terrain; Wet mountain track with some heather and a lot of soft boggy ares near the top .
Meeting at Molly Darcys or Major Colgans at 10:00 we pool cars and drive to the starting point which is below Mangerton Mountain. Parking is limited so be aware. We ascend the very wet boggy path upwards toward the Punchbowl which lies to the South. This is not a steep ascent but when descending it can be very slippery and loose stones are hazardous underfoot. Reaching the West corner of the Punchbowl we pause for refreshments and this is the where the “B” walkers will stop. The “A” walkers will continue past the Punchbowl and head for Mangerton summit whch is not too much farther. The top of Mangerton is very flat and a wet boggy area has to be crossed before reaching it. Also if the weather is foggy it can ba a very confusing place with no landmarks. Returning from the summit we will descend the spectacular arete between the Devil’s Punchbowl and the Horse’s Glen. Then we will join the same track we walked back to our cars.
“B” Walk; The Devil’s Punchbowl.
Distance; 5 miles, 8 KM.
Maximum Elevation; 2208 ft, 673 M.
Time; 4 hours 30 minutes +
We follow the “A” walkers Southwards from the starting point all the way to the Devil’s Punchbowl where we will rest and have our lunch befor returning along the same path to the base of the mountain.
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