Nice alternative from starting up the pilgrims path from the main road. There is limited parking at the start of the route west of Croagh Patrick. Descend down the usual worn path to Campbells for a tasty pint & the obligatory packet of Taytos!
We parked carefully off road at Prughlish Forest between two gates, one wooden and locked and a second metal farm gate that was not locked. We went through the metal gate and followed a stoney track NW along the side of the forest up to a farm house where we were met...
Tough walk but with great immediate and distant scenery. ONLY do this walk with boots and a very good forecast (safety) and fresh visibility (scenery). Enjoy!
Hard walk in one of the remotest areas in Ireland. Not for the beginner.