Looking up at Brandon Peak from the vicinity of Cloghane church there is a strange optical illusion whereby this peak seems higher than the summit, though it is actually over 100m lower.
Brandon Peak is the third highest mountain in the Brandon Group area and the 24th highest in Ireland.t.
Aidand climbed Brandon Peak as part of a ridge walk. He started at Faha near Cloghane, up the tourist route to Mount Brandon (took 2 hours). This is very well marked.
From there he follow a line of old fence posts and then a stone wall. This will brought him safley most of the way to Brandon Peak.
In clear weather the views are excellent as described. From here it is a very clear ridge walk onto Gearhane. From here he went through the gate. Followed the fence on the right for 3-400 yards. Then turned left and down to the farmhouse at Mullagh.
This is the valley under the northside of the Connor Pass. It took 5 hours to this point.
You can be collected here. Otherwise it is a 3 or 4 mile walk back on a tarred road to Cloghane and further again if you have to walk back to Faha.
This walk is definitely worth doing. You can also undertake it by the reverse route and hopefully heading on from Mount Brandon to Pearasmore and down to Brandon Village.
If you love Hiking and mountain climbing then you must try your skill at these.
The Black Valley Cliff
The Black Cliff.
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