- Grade: B – Moderate
- Length: 12 km
- Duration: 4.5 hours
- Height gain: 450 m
Start Point: Ballyduff Graveyard @O.S Map 70-Q541101
From here, our route is generally south for 3kms on a once busy tarred road used by locals for turf cutting, but now just an unpaved track. At Gob an Iolair, we will have climbed 400 metres. The next 1½ kms, there are three streams to cross until the track linking Macha na Bó and Annascaul is met. Initially following this track NNE, we descend into Macha na Bó and hike 3 km NNE along the valley floor. To reach our cars, we walk the final 6 mins on tarred road.