Dingle Hillwalking Club

Beautiful landscape view on hillwalking route Dowdys Wire - Loch Cam Calláin Loop

Dowdys Wire – Loch Cam Calláin Loop

  • Grade: C – Moderate
  • Length: 8 km
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Height gain: 400 m

Start Point: Kilmore Cross: O.S.Map 70 – Q522089

We follow the flat track towards Loch an Dúin for 1.5kms before branching first SSW and then South,following a gradually sloping ridge to the base of the locally known “Dowdys Wire” at spot height 296m.A seriously steep climb of 15-20 minutes up a fairly narrow ridge with “grassy Steps” follows ,requiring the use of hands on occasion, to bring us to the day`s high point : Slievenalecka @ 456m.

Down then towards Loch an Bharóidigh from where we descend in a northerly direction down by the river to Loch Chom Calláin.We generally hug the western side of the lake before again descending NE by the river that feeds the Scorid river below where we pick up the track and head for home. On a calm day the lakes can provide some amazing reflections.