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Bleck Cra
2009-02-01 23:33:52
Picking Daisies in Wicklore
Wicklore - here it is, vis a vis daisies. From a Grade 1 Challenge Walker and Scottish Munro-ist. Buy either leather or not, with a good semi rigid shank - test them all out in the shop by bending them. The best you can get are those midway between the most rigid and least rigid semi-rigid shanks - if you follow. Forget 4 season rigid shanks - ie for crampons, unless you are going to Switzerland, for which you will have to harden your heels in them over several months. Do not buy "floppies" - they are for getting to the shops and back. A rand that goes 'round the whole front of the boot is good. As few pieces as poss is also good - ie more stitching means more chance of bursting. The best boy in our team wears Raichles and they come highly recommended. The new Brashers are very interesting. Brasher used to be a stage up from floppies - very well made but a bit low level: this has all changed in recent years and the new non-leather range is little short of stupendous. Give them a look. Circa 90 that of course is in the civilised North. Prob 500 euro in the South. Leather versus non-leather - very hard nowadays - for quality there is little difference, but if you want to prepare the day before you go out, there is no better way than via a reverie as you work Nikwax by hand into your fab leather boots.
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Knockowen: October 2016
davsheen 4 days ago.
View of the impressive Glanrastel valley from the side of Knockowen

  
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Cloghernagh: Picture
davsheen 4 days ago.
Cloghernagh Walk Nov 2016

  
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Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
This oddly named hill is more a very minor heathery bump incorporated into the system of tracks laid out by the Wicklow Mountains National Park. It can be reached from any of the western car-parks...

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Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
Bunsen7 4 days ago.
Yes, perhaps this is not a very noteworthy hill. Cupidstown and Saggart Hill represent largely forest topped outliers of the Dublin/Wicklow range split from higher summits to the East by the N81. ...

  
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Route to Claggan NE Top
Onzy 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 8.0km, Climb: 2m, Area: Claggan Mountain NE Top, North Mayo (Ireland...

  
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Near South Cork (Ireland)
sean_debarra 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 15m, Area: South Cork (Ireland)

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Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen a week ago.
Walked to Farbreague from Arderin. There is a track that some kind soul has marked with sticks and ribbon. When I say track, it is really a worn down trough in the bog.The multicoloured pipe at th...

  
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Slievemore Circuit
Onzy 5 days ago.
Route over Slievemore descending over rough grouns to the SE for variety. walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 639m, Area: Slievemore, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Sliev...

  
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Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen a week ago.
Did from the Wicklow gap car park following track 2378.This starts immediately opposite the top entrance to the car park next to the main road. 5 days before there had been snow but now the path w...

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Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy a week ago.
Me and my Dad climbed this from the farm track off the Graiguenamanagh-Instioge road on 26/11/16. Right after we got out of the car, we were faced with the dilemma of whether to go straight ahead ...

  
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Knockchree
David-Guenot 2 weeks ago.
An easy one to bag, but a gate/fence to cross at the top and some cows in the field (hopefully no bull), so it may be ... walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 127m, Area: Knockchree, Mourne Mountains (Ireland) K

  
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Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views
Fergal Meath a week ago.
Low lying cloud/mist/fog discouraged me from putting the effort into going up Nephin today. On the way home I parked at the start of the Croaghmoyle service road and followed it past a wind turbin...


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