Mount Brandon Summer Solstice Evening Walk –

Grade: Difficult

Duration: 4.5 hours

Distance: 9kms

Height Gain: 800m

Start Point: Baile Breac: Q435095

Meet Garveys Supervalu: 6.30pm SHARP – Baile Breac: 6.45pm

We follow the historic Pilgrim Route all the way to the summit.This route is marked by the “ Stations of the Cross” which is invaluable to guide you up in poor weather. In fact there are 16 crosses in all.The 1st one is not numbered.This is followed by 14 numbered crosses which get closer as you get higher until you reach the main cross at the summit.The route is also marked by a series of low white stakes as a further aid to your ascent.The route is a very rough and eroded track and can be very wet and soft in places, so walking boots are recommended. Strong runners however would suffice during a spell of dry weather.The views from the summit are amazing,weather permitting, taking in the Skelligs,Blaskets,Three Sisters ,Carrauntoohil , Beenoskee etc etc