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Sunday in the Mour.. by Bleck Cra   (Show all posts)
has anyone experie.. by woody   (Show all posts)
2009-02-25 23:27:57
Quandary over Quads-follow up 2
Following Wicklore's previous posts, I'd like to share an experience last Sunday in the Galtees. While ascending Galtybeg from the E in the mist and strengthening winds, my friend and myself heard what sounded like bikes in the distance. True enough, some scramblers appeared. They continued up to the summit ridge of Galtybeg and passed us out as we had our lunch at the top. My friend (who's a park ranger in the Peak District) was not at all impressed toward the damage and erosion these scramblers were causing. One got their back tyre stuck and caused significant erosion to the ground. It was also very windy and misty on top of Galtybeg, and they would have been a hazard to hill-walkers and to themselves, needing rescue if the unforseen were to happen. What can hill-walkers do in such situations? Is there a number to ring on the day? Does anyone bother? What is the normal policy for reporting such cases? With the strength of the agricultural lobby in Ireland where access is potentially an issue in many foothills in Eire for hill-walkers: Could it be the case that hill-walkers are not the greatest thought-of cause of "trespass", erosion and damage to upland areas after all?
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Barnahowna: Fine-weather photo
bryanmccabe 16 hours ago.
Thought a fine-weather photo of Barnahowna summit was needed!

Summit Summary
Maumtrasna North-East Top: Worth a visit!
Collaborative entry Last edit by: bryanmccabe 18 hours ago.
Maumtrasna NE top, approximately 2km NE of Maumtrasna, is worth a visit in its own right. The most direct access is via the steep ridge up to nearby spot height 542. One possible starting point is...

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Crossderry: Summit No 2 of a fine ridge walk.
hivisibility 18 hours ago.
Here is another view of Crossderry taken from Mothillín. You can see the twin peaks at the summit area. The summit proper is the one on the right. Knocknabreeda in the background.Its pretty rugged...

Ott Mountain to Slieve Meelmore
Aidy a day ago.
Started at the Ott/Blue Quarry car park on the Moyad Road, and took a route taking in six summits, going over Ott Mou... walk, Len: 10.9km, Climb: 730m, Area: Ott Mountain, Mourne Mountains (Ireland)

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Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.
hivisibility a day ago.
Fine view towards Broghnabinnia and Caher from Mothillín summit.

Forum: General
Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10
cave-dweller 4 days ago.
Hello, There is a meeting being held in the Yellow House Pub in Rathfarnham in Dublin 14 tomorrow night at 8 pm about some proposed "redevelopments" in and around the Hellfire Club/Montpelier Hill...

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Mothaillín: Summit area as seen from Crossderry.
hivisibility a day ago.
Mothillín summit from Crossderry.

Glenbeigh to Galway's Bridge
GSheehy 2 days ago.
I?m putting this one up because it was a club walk and I was thinking about the other day. There aren?t too many clu walk, Len: 40.5km, Climb: 917m, Area: Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland)

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Crossderry: Towards Knocknabreeda and Stumoa Dúloigh
hivisibility a day ago.
The view towards Knocknabreeda fro Crossderry summit. Stumpa Dúloigh in the background. Knocknabreeda summit is located over to the far left of the ridge.

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Crossderry: Summit looking East.
hivisibility a day ago.
Summit of Crossderry with view back towards Mothillín.There are 2 similar heights at the summit area. The summit is the one nearest the Eastern Reeks.

Peak bagging in The Sperrins in autumn
peter1 3 days ago.
Again, the use of a mountain bike is highly recommended for this route, if you are a solo walker. I left my bike in a... walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 1048m, Area: Mullaghclogha, Sperrin Mountains (Irela

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Quad bikers in the Mournes
mcrtchly 2 weeks ago.
Whilst out in the Mournes on Sunday 2nd Oct, at about 8.30am we were shocked to see a group of half a dozen quad bikers powering up the track from the Banns Road towards Lough Shannagh (below Doan...

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