Kilmore Cross – Dowdy`s Wire – Loch Cam Calláin Loop

Grade : Moderate

Duration: 3.5 hours

Distance:8kms

Height gain:400m

Start Point: Kilmore Cross: O.S.Map 70 –  Q522089

We follow the flat track towards Loch an Dúin for 1.5kms before branching first SSW and then South,following a gradually sloping ridge to the base of the locally known “Dowdys Wire” at spot height 296m.A seriously steep climb of 15-20 minutes up a fairly narrow ridge with “grassy Steps” follows ,requiring the use of hands on occasion, to bring us to the day`s high point : Slievenalecka @ 456m.

Down then towards Loch an Bharóidigh from where we descend in a northerly direction down by the river  to Loch Chom Calláin.We generally hug the western side of the lake before  again descending  NE by the river that feeds the Scorid river below where we pick up the track and head for home. On a calm day the lakes can provide some amazing reflections.