We had five walkers on the Hag’s Tooth Ridge walk on Sunday, and it lived up to its billing as a long, tough but rewarding walk. It was a beautiful bright summer’s day with no wind and dry underfoot, perfect for this walk. Cronin’s Yard car parks were all full when we arrived, and I don’t think I have ever seen so many people walking the Reeks. We made good steady progress up the ridge, and had to make frequent stops just to admire the views, which were stunning on the day. We enjoyed lunch at the top of Beenkeragh, and then on to Carrauntoohil, where we joined the ‘crowd’ for a short break. On reaching the path to the Heavenly Gates descent we decided to take that route back, and got back to Cronin’s Yard for coffee and apple tart, a well-deserved treat after our energy burning day.