The Fallows (C)
Race 9 in the NIMRA Championship
Distance: 16K / 10 miles
Climb: 800m / 2.600ft.
Fallows Race Route Description
Start GR 185176 Kilbroney Forest Park – small car park beside forestry office.
Climb steadily on good forest path towards Fiddlers Green. At approx. 450 meters take right hand fork and follow undulating track for approx. 750m , turn sharp left on steep single track forest path and follow well marked track through forest. Follow track crossing middle forest path and continue on well-marked steep route until reaching open mountain GR 196167.
On emerging to open mountain follow fence/wall over Slievemeen to checkpoint at top of Slieve Martin GR 201176. Return to fence line ( DO NOT cross fence) and follow fence line in N direction descending to fence corner at GR 203181.
Follow well marked route over rough ground around Crenville arriving at forest path GR 204189.
For next 5km you are on fast forest paths .
Take right (uphill) on reaching path (from Crenville) and follow path as it curves through the forest turning left at path junction at GR 211199. Continue on path until junction at GR 197194 veer left and continue uphill. Upon reaching a bridge start a steep climb GR 197177 on the “zig zag” path through the forest.
Leave the forest GR 202174 and follow the fence , climbing Slievemeen and on past Ballynagelty. Descend very steeply to enter the forest at GR 191170. Continue descent past Fiddlers Green to finish back at the forestry office GR 185176.