2005 Munster MPC

Beenoskee Co. Kerry 8-10 April

 

 

 

 

Directions to Start:

From Tralee take N86 (Dingle Rd.) Keep right at Junction for Dingle at Camp Village (R560) Turn left in Aughacasla for Glenteenassig Forest Park. Check in is 200m inside forest entrance. (Check out the AAireland.ie website route planning section for full directions from where you live to Glenteenassig.)

 

Route Description:

 

Friday

From check in walk back out of forest. Walk along edge of forest to River. Base camp (Q622085) is beside river.

 

Saturday

Base Camp -> Top of Waterfall (Q620078)

Get back onto road. Follow road up past “no through road sign”. Turn left before old farm house and follow path to top of waterfall.

Top of Waterfall -> Cairn 552 (Q606067)

Follow old road around Doon peak. At last right hand turn (Q616068) follow compass bearing for cairn.

Cairn 552 -> Standing Stones (Q593062)

Follow ridge top. (Keep away from steep ground to the right)

Standing Stones -> Col 346 (Q585069)

Descend onto col

Col 346 -> Beenoskee (Q582581)

Follow bearing if necessary

Beenoskee -> Spot Height 396 (Q568071)

bearing required to make correct decent (even if visibility is good)

Spot Height 396 -> Top of Track (Q562070)

again another bearing required

Top of Track -> High Camp (Q553075)

Follow path

 

Sunday

High Camp -> Top of Track (Q562070)

retrace decent from previous evening

Top of Track -> Col 315 (Q565068)

climb short distance to col (col height is not marked on map)

Col 315 -> Col 346 (Q585069)

climb up to the up to around the 350 metre contour to avoid boggy ground on the col.

Col 346 -> End of Forest Rd. (Q593070)

This section is very steep. Keep the river on you left to avoid steepest section. Cut through forest to arrive on the end of forest track.

End of Forest Rd. -> Car Park (Q060079)

Follow forest road

Car Park -> Forest Rd. Junction (Q611084)

Follow forest road turn right at junction

Rd. Junction -> Finish (Q621086)

Follow forest road.