An Sliabh Glas – Loch Dubh Loop

Grade: Moderate

Duration:

4.5 hours

Distance :9kms

Height Gain:500m

Start Point: Slieveglass@ O.S. Map 70 Q 497138

We park on a farm track with the kind permission of Brendan Greaney and walk in a WSW direction broadly in line with the Owennafeana river  while gradually gaining height as we go. The ground underfoot is somewhat rough  and rocky so some care needed. As we follow the river path we will come across various pieces of plane wreckage from the various crashes on the slopes of Mt Brandon in the period 1940 – 1943 including a German Focker Wolfe in which all 6 crew survived. We then head Nw until we reach Loch Dubh from where we loop around and descend by the ridge leading eastwards and back to Slieveglass,passing some more bits of wreckage en route.