23 of us gathered in Carriganima and drove to the start of the walk. We were lucky with the weather. It was a typical November crisp foggy morning, but as the fog disappeared the sun shone until after lunch. It was then we felt the cold which was made colder by being surrounded by tall evergreen trees. However this made sure that we kept up a good pace to keep ourselves warm.
Most of the climbing was at the start of the walk and every now and again we got a glimpse of the surrounding countryside through the cleanings in the forest. We had a clear view of the Paps. We had our lunch sitting in a ditch as it was the only spot we could find where the rays from the sun filtered through. Most were delighted with this walk because they had not done it before. We retired to Macroom and a lovely post-walk meal.