Ascent of Barnavave on 2018-11-06

Climber: David Howells

Date:Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Elevation:1148 ft / 349 m

Ascent Trip Report

Slieve Foye
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 was just going to be a decent hike taking in an Irish county high point/Marilyn on the Carlingford peninsula.
Parking was the Marina car park just outside town. Plenty of room!
Hike back towards town and take the first road going south west. There are signposts marked the Tain Way. You run out of road but a track keeps on going up. You eventually get onto the hill and start to head NW on a distinct trail. Follow the gpx trail and you will end up at an obvious large gully leading sharply uphill to the top of Foye.
There is a trig point on the summit and no doubt there is a fine view on a nice day but today was not one of them. The cloud base was at about 400m and it was a tad breezy and splattering with rain.
I then turned SE and went obviously steeply downhill. On coming out of the clouds the views of the next summit Barnavave and it’s subsidiary satellite tops were glorious. In fact on a fine day it would be as good as it gets.
The walk over Barnavave and the other tops is about 4kms from the top of Foye. Savour it as it is beautiful and the paths are good. I did however have to climb a fence at one point due to no style (?). There is another TP and a cross and after arriving at the furthest top it was time to head back.
You head downhill SE on good and indistinct paths and often no path at all. My destination was eventually the Carlingford loop trail which would take me back to town on the road.
I got to the said path eventually without much problems apart from a high wall. Follow my trail and you won’t go far wrong.
Once there I followed the road for about 2.5kms back to town.
A wet, overcast day but a good 14km done in 4hrs with a surprising 826m of ascent.

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
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Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Easy hike
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Overcast
Cloud to 500m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Howells
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