Thirteen walkers headed for the Galtees on this joint A and C walk. We parked near Rosadrehid and followed the waymarked route up to the lake. Unfortunately the cloud was down and views were limited. After lunch together at the lake the C walkers returned to their cars, while Aidan lead the A walkers on a steep climb up to Greenane West. At 785 metres this would be one of Irelands higher mountains, but is really just a spot on the Galtee ridge. Conditions were poor at this stage, with a cold northerly wind and limited visibility.

We altered our plans and descended back down the ridge and then up Knockastackeen (585 metres) and back to the cars. Total walk was nearly 5 hours. Unfortunately May doesn’t always guarantee fine weather on Irish mountains.