Brandon Point – Sás Creek loop

Grade:Moderate

Duration: 4 hours

Distance: 9kms

Height gain: 550m

Start Point: Brandon Point – Ref Q 527173

A short steep accent to begin with along the start of the Siúlóid an tSás waymarked route before we branch off  to the right and traverse the northern side of An Buaicín.Our target is the bottom of the gulley where the river/stream starts to fall into the sea below@  Q 510174.Crossing the river,we face a  steep climb of approx. 150m along the ridge on the northern side of Cnoc Dúiléibhe before dropping again to another river crossing and another steep climb (250m approx.)This is where the spectacular Sás Creek(Sás = trap) comes into view. It is hard to imagine that people lived and farmed on its slopes in the early 19th century. Landslip has been a feature in the interim with much of the lower slopes in particular having been washed into the sea.

Having absorbed the rugged beauty of the area we veer east north east and follow the ridge to the “green field” by the fence and turn NNE for home