This is one of the most remote and dramatic sections of the whole walk, and the most challenging as you reach the highest point. The trail offers a combination of history and breath-taking views.
You will cross the shoulder of Mount Brandon, one of Ireland’s highest mountains and pass by groups of standing stones. You cross blanket bogs where the turf is still harvested in the traditional way before ending up in the quiet village of Cloghane.
NOTE: The start of this section from Feohanagh leads to a field that can be very boggy after rainfall. For an alternate tarmac route, follow the R549 futher along before turning left to follow the road that rejoins the official path (see pages 50 and 51 in your Rucksack Reader for specific instructions.)
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This route is used in the following itineraries: