Galtees Sionnach MPC ( 7th-9th April 2000 )

Route Outline

Map: OS Discovery Series Sheet 74 1:50,000

Getting There: If you are coming from Caher direction follow the N24 towards
Tipperary for about 5 km and turn left to Rossadrehid. (R927 292)
If you are coming from Tipperary direction you will turn Right off the
N24 in Bansha to Rossadrehid. (R927 292)
Turn off left at Rossadrehid Post Office (R927 292) beside the
Telephone Box. Follow the tar road south and then west for 1 % km to
a hard filling track. The Car park will be marked from here with flags
R925 269)

Check In: Check in from 7.00pm onwards Last Cheek in 10.30pm)
R925 269 Please park cars carefully and make sure your patrol checks in, has
a gear check and brief from a member of staff.
Follow Track to
Lough Muskry
(Small Lake)
R922 244 The Campsite is at the East side of the small lake.

Leaving the Campsite follow bearing NE to

Farbrega R934 250 Follow Ridge SW to

Greenane R 925 239 Follow Ridge West to

Spot 786 R 911239 Descend West to
Col 1 R896 242 Traverse around South Side of Galtybeg to
Col 2 R886 240 Ascend West to
R879 238 Descend East to
Cot 2 R886 240 Ascend East to ( Please make sure you check in and out of Col 2 on
the way back through also).

Galtybeg R890 241 Follow NE spur down and around to
Borheen Lough
R898 245 Camp around Lake at Eastern end.
Leaving the Campsite NE to

Spur R904 248 Traversing Steep Slope to
Colt R914 253 Following Ridge North to
R915 258 Dropping down NE to
Forest Edgefrrack
R925 265 Back to Cars.

Escape routes are either North off the Ridge to the Road or South to the N8. If for some reason you do need to come off the mountain you must contact the Co.Ordinator to let them know. You will be given a Phone number at the check in for this eventuality.

General Notes: This is only a route Outline. it is important that your patrol prepares a route card and is aware of the times between each checkpoint, bearings etc. The Patrols will carry their packs for the whole route so please choose your patrol with this in mind. Please ensure that the patrol is properly prepared for the weekend, there will be a full equipment check at the start. Patrols who are inadequately prepared will be turned away. There is a gear check list and recommendations in the Backpacking and Hillwalking booklet provided with the package.

If the weather is poor the route may be changed to suit, you Will be notified of this by the staff.