Connor Pass to Cuas( Brandon Creek) via Mount Brandon 952m

Grade: Difficult

Duration:  7 hours

Distance: 19 kms

Height gain: 900m

Start Point: Connor Pass Carpark – Q491057

This is a long and arduous walk with many ups and downs requiring a high level of fitness and a head for heights.Leaving the carpark we climb to An Bhinn Dubh 478m and follow the undulating ridge line via several spot heights to Ballysitteragh 623m. Descending initially to the saddle below (397m) we climb again to Brandon Peak 840m via the very narrow ridge of An Géarán,where great care is required.We again drop down somewhat before gradually following the line of the wall to the summit of Mount Brandon 952m,our highest point of the day.

Our descent is in a northerly direction to the ogham stone at the saddle below Más an Tiompáin,from where we follow the Dingle way to Baile an Chnocáin before breaking off to Cuas/Brandon Creek, a further 15 minute stroll, where our transport will await us.