Two hands aren’t enough anymore to count the number of times I climbed Knockatee to admire the fantastic views. And still, I’d happily go up there again tomorrow. A particular clear afternoon proved an excellent opportunity to head up there again today.
I got up there via the usual route up the Drombohilly side, but I wasn’t gonna head back the same way. The ridge extending west from Knockatee out into the ocean (it’s called Tragelee there) looks pretty cool seen from Tuosist and I wanted to follow it all the way west down to the coast road.
I had gone down Knockatee’s rougher western side before and found the terrain quite tough to navigate. Today however, perhaps I simply choose a better route, but it went very smoothly and in very little time at all I met the road upper road from Bunaw to Lehid. I hopped a fence or two, and the moorland up to the highest point of the ridge was easy terrain.
Down to the coast road from here was more of a challenge, but a zigzag pattern through grassland and field full of cowsh*te got me there in little time.