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Hill Walk Seefinn Loop

May 15

Route Details:  Seefinn Loop Moderate Hillwalk – A looped walk around the perimeter of Kilbride Rifle Range Dublin/Wicklow Mountains

Date: Sunday 15th May

Distance/Duration: 12km / 4.5/5 hrs

Height: 560m total ascent; Seefinn 622m, Seefingan 726m, Corrig 616m, Seehan 647m

Meeting Point:  Kilbride Army Camp Gates Grid Ref:O 065 178 https://goo.gl/maps/X2t4NpMwetg7ceXt8

Meeting/Walk start time: 10:15am. Please allow sufficient time for briefing and to get boots and gear on. Walk start time at 10:30am

Further Info: This is a moderate hill walk


Leaders Note: This walk is a circular route around the perimeter of the Kilbride Rifle Range which is marked by granite blocks “WD“(War Department). We start at the gates of the army camp (additional parking available further up The Shankill Road) and walk SW along The Shankill Road to Kippure forest. Then we climb by the edge of the forest out to open mountain to our first peak Seefin 622m with its Megalithic five chamber tomb, then NE to Seefingan 726m which has a collapsed Megalithic tomb and N to Corrig 616m and finally NW to Seehan 647m which is said to have several megalithic tombs. We descend through a Coillte forest and back to the cars along the road. Leave approx an hour from Skerries. Some steep climbing at the start and boggy wet ground in places. Full gear advised. No toilet facilities near the start of the walk.

Please text the walk leader by Friday 13th May if you intend to go on the walk along.

Directions from Skerries: From M50 exit at Junction 12 and follow R113 in the direction of Firhouse passing through two small roundabouts. At the next major junction (Old Bawn Shopping Centre) turn left onto R114 in the direction of Bohernabreena. After approx. 4km turn left on to L7462 (you will see an old papal cross just after the turn). Continue for approx. 3.75 km to the gates of Kilbride Army Camp Grid Ref: O 065178 or open this Google link on your phone: https://goo.gl/maps/X2t4NpMwetg7ceXt8 and Select “Directions”.

Seefingan Passage Tomb


May 15


Emer McLoughlin