Dingle Hillwalking Club

An Sliabh Glas – Loch Dubh Loop

  • Grade: C – Moderate
  • Length: 9 km
  • Duration: 4.5 hours
  • Height gain: 500 m
  • Extension Option@Grade B: Continue to Piaras Mór and follow the Dingle Way to Teer Brandon.

Start Point: Slieveglass@ O.S. Map 70 Q 497138

We park on a farm track with the kind permission of Brendan Corkery and walk in a WSW direction broadly in line with the Owennafeana river  while gradually gaining height as we go. The ground underfoot is somewhat rough  and rocky so some care needed. As we follow the river path we will come across various pieces of plane wreckage from the various crashes on the slopes of Mt Brandon in the period 1940 – 1943 including a German Focker Wolfe in which all 6 crew survived. We then head NW until we reach Loch Dubh from where we loop around and descend by the ridge leading eastwards and back to Slieveglass, passing some more bits of wreckage en route.

From Loch Dubh the extension to the walk continues North for approx. 800m distance and 150m of ascent to the Brandon ridge line.

There is a bit of a scramble to the summit of Piaras Mor then a short steep descent before a gentle climb to Piaras Beag.

Link up with the Dingle Way below Mas an Tiompan to return to Teer

The extension option adds on approx. 1 hour to the walk.