Dingle Hillwalking Club

Beautiful landscape view on hillwalking route Baile an Lochaigh Loop

Baile an Lochaigh – Cruach Bhréanainn

  • Grade: B
  • Length: 12 km
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Height gain: 900 m
  • Extension Option 

Start Point: Baile an Lochaigh@ O.S. Map 70 Q 429 081

Starting at the pet farm located in Baile an Lochaigh the walk in is initially
along the floor of Com an Lochaigh valley which has a tendency to be wet. This
takes around an hour.
At the head of the valley there are a number of waterfalls, after crossing the
stream we approach the start of a a steep 500m ascent which starts with an
easy scramble up a gully. Meeting a wall which runs along from below Brandon
Peak we follow a well defined track North. There is a further steady ascent of
200m to the summit of Mount Brandon at 952m
The descent from the summit is by the Pilgrim route to Cross no 5 where we
divert to follow a shoulder running South West for 2 km before our descent
back into Com a Lochaigh.