Dingle Hillwalking Club

Beautiful landscape view on hillwalking route Meelin Hill - Maum Road - Annascaul Loop

Meelin Hill – Maum Road – Annascaul Loop

  • Grade: C
  • Length: 7.5 km
  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Height gain: 340 m
  • Extension Option@n/a

Start Point: @ O.S. Map 70 Q 

The three peaks of Annascaul – Enjoy walking the three peaks of the Brackloon and the magnificent views of the Slieve Mish mountains, the Com Dubh river system, majestic Dingle Bay and the world renowned Inch beach and Dingle bay.

This 7.5km walk incorpoates three peaks, Meelin, Brackloon and Knockafeehane. It forms part of the Dingle Way and is No1 of Annascaul Loop Walks. Follow the Dingle Way (towards Inch) for 2km. Cross the stile on the right hand side of the road and proceed up the sheep pasture to another stile which leads to the open heath. The rocky outcrop (301m) marks the eastern extremity of the ridge. Take in the views to the east of Inch and Castlemaine harbour, to the south to Rossbeigh and Glenbeigh, to the north to Beenoskee and Stradbally mountains and west to Mount Eagle and Brandon mountains.

The track leads west by south west almost parallel to the sea along the ridge following the way marker posts towards Brackloon (270m). On reaching the last peak Meelin (270m) the ground drops steeply on three sides. Walk downward veering left and then right following the path to the wire fence.

Following the fence carefully descend to the stile at the end of the path. Follow the steps down to the main Annascaul/Inch road (R561). Turn right towards Annascaul and take the second turn to the right onto the Ardrinane road and back to the village.