Meeting Point; Hanafin’s bar Annascaul at 10.00
Starting and finishing point; Inch Beach. Loop walk.
Distance; 5.5 miles, 9 km.
Time; 3 hours 15 minutes.
Maximum elevation; Brecana, 1306 ft, 374 m.
Terrain; Steep open mountainside, wet boggy track,
Leader; John Hanafin..
Meeting at Hanafin’s bar Annascaul at 10.00 we will drive to Inch. Starting from the beach car park we will walk over the main road to the Dingle Way. We follow the Dingle Way North Eastwards till we come to a gap in the fence leading to the approach to Brecana. There are many gorse bushes at the start of the incline so gaiters and strong trousers are advised. On reaching the summit we will be able to see Annascaul Valley up to the Lake and Westwards towards Brandon and the Blaskets. The descent to Maum is steep but near the botom the ground becomes very wet and boggy so again our leaders will pick a safe path. On reaching the tarred road at Maum we will return in a South Easterly direction along the Dingle Way to Inch.
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