Loch Chom Calláin Loop

Grade: Moderate

Duration: 4.5hrs

Distance: 10kms

Height gain:550m

Start Point: Kilmore Cross – Q522 089

We follow the track towards Loch an Dúin for a short while before veering  SW to begin our long but gradual ascent along the ridge to the west of Loch Chom Calláin, passing by the very interesting excavation of an old bog wall by Micheál O Coileáin.Our ascent takes approx. 1.5 hrs until we reach the 600m countour line at the saddle (Q511057).We then traverse along the side of Slievenea in a NE direction ,above the hidden gems of the Coumanare Lakes,until we are looking down over Loch Chom Calláin again from the opposite side.We carefully follow the river meandering down to the lake at the valley floor and skirt along its western shores before descending by the river/stream flowing into the Scorrid river where we pick up the track and walk back out to the cars and home.