Ascent of Brandon Hill on 2018-10-11
|Date:||Thursday, October 11, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||1693 ft / 516 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBrandon Hill, County Killkenny, Ireland (Marilyn).
I’m keeping these summaries short as I’m on a two month tour of Ireland and there’s a lot of hills to hike and therefore lots of entries.
All mapping used are view ranger digital OS 1:50 or 1:25. You will get the best results by uploading my wikiloc gpx giles into this mapping software.
This route starts at the quay side in Graiguenamanagh town. It’s a great place with tarmacadam offsite parking for my van but no facilities bar a tap. Basically walk out of town and follow the gps track. You will end up walking south for around 3ks before you head west through a forest on a classic forestry road. Keep following the gps as it winds through the forest until you walk alongside the forest edge and see a small stone cairn on your left. This marks the trail. You follow it uphill for just under a km. You get to a large metalled cross and just beyond it is the trigpoint. To head back I headed north west and followed a wide trail back down to the forest. After about 2kms you rejoin the original trail in the forest. Just follow this back to town.
A dry 15kms done in 3hrs.
For fuller details, photographs and other parking information of these walks and others see my blog or wikiloc account.
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My blog - mountain nomad
My wikiloc - David Howells
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1798 ft / 548 m|
| Grade/Class:||Easy hike|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Open Country, Stream Ford|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
Overcast start but sunny finish
| Gain on way in:||1798 ft / 548 m|
| Distance:||9.3 mi / 15 km|
| Start Trailhead:||-105 ft / -32 m|
| Time:||3 Hours |
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by David Howells
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