Today we walked up through the Mines area of Allihies. Up the pig track seeing remains of old houses, even only a fireplace, now in a wall of a field. Engravings possibly left behind by an apprentice next to drill holes and bolts. Then further up on the mines road until we kept straight on up the hill when the road goes to it’s right. At this point there is a dug out area where in the mining days the water could be turned from one channel to another depending on where the water was needed. Further on we come to an old dam wall, but it no longer holds the water.
We then rejoined the mine road and came back down it until a path which goes through to the Man engine where there are a few choughs. Crow like birds with red beaks. Rare in the UK but fairly common around the cliffs and mine shafts of Allihies.
Enjoy the walk.
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Beara 3K a day walk 9
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