Dingle Hillwalking Club

Flowers above Sauce Creek

Brandon Point – Sás Creek Loop

  • Grade: C – Moderate
  • Length: 12 km
  • Duration: 4.5-5 hours
  • Height gain: 470 m

Start PointOS Map Q527173 at Brandon Point

A short steep ascent to begin with along the start of the Siúlóid an tSás waymarked route, before we branch off to the right and traverse the northern side of an Buaicín. Our target is the bottom of the gulley where the river/stream starts to fall into the sea.

Crossing the river we face a steep climb of approximately 150m along the ridge of the northern side of Cnoc Dúiléibhe before dropping again to spectacular Sás Creek (Sás = trap) which comes into view. It is hard to imagine that people lived and farmed on its slopes in the early 19th century. Landslip has been a feature in the interim with much of the lower slopes in particular having been washed into the sea.

Having absorbed the rugged beauty of the area we veer east north east and follow the ridge to the “green field” by the fence and turn NNE for home.