Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Trip To Cnoc Na dTobar

On Sunday 10 of us went for a trip up Cnoc Na dTobar just on the eastern side of Cahersiveen. It is one of the ancient Pilgrim Paths with the Stations of the Cross on the way up to guide you. There was one thing great about this route was between the Crosses and white waymark poles you plenty to guide you all the way.

There was one thing great about this trip was the fantastic views on all sides, To the west on our left side you see right over the town of Cahersiveen and out further was Valentia Island and in the distance was the world famous Skellig Michael. To the west on our right side you could see the Dingle Peninsula including Mount Brandon and all the way out to Ventry & Slea Head and the Blasket Islands.
The trip itself was not that hard and we did it at an easy going pace taking in the views along the way as the weather on the way up and down was good and clear. After taking a break at the top we went across the top for a while to a peak overlooking Glendalough Lakes ( The Kerry Ones ) . By this time a heavy misty fog had come down on top of us and stayed with us until we descended a bit where we got clear views again.
As a day out this was a good day out with good views and mostly good weather and the route was well waymarked and suitable for all. This is somewhere we will visit again as the only bad thing you could say was it is a bit of a trip down.

We finished off the day out with a cup of coffee and a few biscuits in a local house belonging to someone we knew and as we caught up with a few things.