Drung Hill Ridge
Several detailed recces resulted in this very decent ridge walk. The route started at Mountain Stage, then climbed a track leading to the fields at the foot of Drung Hill. The ensuing steady ascent, a relentless, gradual 500m, brought the four of us to the summit (640m). Some discussion was entertained regarding the meaning of “Drung”, but no-one actually knew. From Drung Hill the route continued to Beenmore (650m), then down to its southern col from where a zig-zag bog road led down to a forest break, and thence to the Kerry Way and back to the cars.
- Seefin Circuit
Nine members thoroughly enjoyed their day, if the post-walk chat was anything to go by. Lest anyone think that this is an easy-peasy walk, be reminded that there is a sharp ascent of almost 300m from the start at Glenbeigh to the Windy Gap (Bearna Gaoithe – from where the views to NW and SE were spectacular), and that most of the remaining 8kms are now off-road.