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Author Topic: Sprinkwee Camp Spot  (Read 20061 times)

Darran

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Sprinkwee Camp Spot
« on: July 01, 2015 »

I went for a bit of an adventure last night in the hopes of finding the Sprinkwee spot I have heard mentioned on here occasionally. I had tried simply following the river, but not far beyond the house I had to abandon the effort and spend the night in the forest as there was no way through the gorse as far as I could see. T'was no terrain for shorts.

Have I gone the right way or is there a slight detour around the river to get there? Or is it a case of a Winter/Spring only spot?

Any help is appreciated!
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Fred

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Re: Sprinkwee Camp Spot
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2015 »

Hi Darran
You should be able to go there any time of year. Im not quite sure which way you were going but I would normally approach it from the East side where there is less vegetation.

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Darran

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Re: Sprinkwee Camp Spot
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2015 »

Hmm, from the East side you say. Looking at the map, do you mean to follow the wall on the edge of Donard forest until it reaches Sprinkwee? I simply followed the river down through Tollymore and hopped a gate passed an abandoned house. It wasn't far from there that it got far too thick.
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Re: Sprinkwee Camp Spot
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2015 »

Yes, that's exactly the way I meant. The other side of the river is quite heavily vegetated.

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Darran

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Re: Sprinkwee Camp Spot
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2015 »

Doh! I will need to try that next time. Thanks for the info!
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Re: Sprinkwee Camp Spot
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2015 »

There's a map with a route on this thread, courtesy of MourneMan:

http://www.ni-wild.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4076.msg44974#msg44974
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Darran

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Re: Sprinkwee Camp Spot
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2015 »

Ah no, I see what I have done now! At one point I fell away from Sprinkwee river and started following the smaller river just to the West of it. There is a big patch of trees that were cut down due to a disease and because of this the track fell away. I walked following the smaller river and arrived at the track to the house. No wonder I couldn't find a way through the gorse, I was about a quarter of a mile away!

At least I know where it is now. I tried searching through the forum prior to this but only found this thread with a broken picture. Oh well. At least I know now  :-[
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