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Bleck Cra
2009-03-16 21:40:10
"A PEACEFUL WALK" from Bleck Cra Expand pics
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NO TROUBLE AT ALL
For Southern walkers teasing themselves into the North, who now think the place has gone up, do not put off that visit.
The place has not gone up and if it appears that way in the media, the media are mistaken. Cra is on the ground (no, not to escape the hail of bullets ….) and a report I think is important.
Fractiousness is contained in the town of Antrim (nowhere near hills) and Craigavon. Craigavon was a social experiment to offer a better quality of life in a trouble-torn Northern Ireland. It has become run down and not the shining light of idealistic socialism. It is a large sprawling hugger mugger of flat-roofed housing with acres of council-mowed grass, abandoned roundabouts, drains and culverts. It has a reputation for nefariousness and thought to protect pockets of dissident Northern Republicanism. However to do a direct comparison with Dublin and what the snobs call the “rougher” estates, Craigavon would fare better. Of course to residents of Craigavon or Darndale, your estate is home, where you struggle to put food on the table, manage lawless children and survive. I lived for 4 years in Lurgan, one of the towns co-erced into the concept of Craigavon and would much prefer to be there at night than in many parts of Dublin City Centre.
There are huge political peaks to scale in Craigavon but there are no hills, so you won’t be going there. The Mournes are at least an hour’s drive and in the opposite direction.
So here’s the proposal. Put on your boots and I shall meet you on your side of the border, shepherd you into the magical Mournes, introduce you to local hospitality and return you without a scratch. Any takers, contact me through this site.
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Exploration of Wicklow Head from the north.
simon3 11 hours ago.
As you will immediately see from the track this was an exploration of what is possible with various dead ends. Althou... walk, Len: 6.6km, Climb: 126m, Area: Brides Hill, Wicklow Coastal Hill (Irelan

  
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Ballyguile Hill: Viewed from the south. Hope you like masts.
simon3 a day ago.
Ballyguile Hill can also be seen well from the south. Here's a view taken from near Brides Hill (a coastal hill near Wicklow Head)

  
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The Eagles Rock: A short but sweet scramble
IainT 2 days ago.
One of the few Irish summits that needs the use of hands by the easiest route. Those happy with exposure can get a good airy scramble (grade 2, pushing 3 maybe), by slanting left up an obvious ram...

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Slieve Foye: Irish Gabbro!
IainT 2 days ago.
Gabbro is one of the roughest and most frictiony rocks around and is superb for scrambling on, as all visitors to the Skye Cuiilin across the water know. I never realised until yesterday that Slie...

  
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Clermont Carn: Easy but a great view.
IainT 2 days ago.
If you drive up the road this has to be a contender for the easiest summit in Ireland, but it's well worth doing for the superb view. Wicklow to Donegal, with the Meath lowlands spread out like a ...

  
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Pic du Canigou
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
Ascending Catalogna's sacred mountain from the hamlet of Los Masos de Vallmanya, on well-marked trails, with two breaks walk, Len: 24.8km, Climb: 1853m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

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Windphone project destroyed
wicklore 3 days ago.
The Wind Phone art project in the Dublin Mountains has been destroyed http://jrnl.ie/3547797 . It appears to be a strong statement by those against the idea

  
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Seanadh Bhéara: Access
sandman 3 days ago.
To answer the query raised by TommyV for at the time to facilitate parking on a narrow road and not wishing to park on the N59 i parked beside the farm yard with a view to access the hill via the ...

  
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Ramble on Ireland's Eye
wicklore 3 days ago.
A short walk on Ireland's Eye in September 2015. Original plan to visit earlier in the summer was thwarted by a huge f... walk, Len: 2.6km, Climb: 80m, Area: Ireland's Eye, Dublin Islands (Ireland) I

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Ireland's Eye: Screams were heard, getting fainter and fainter…
wicklore 4 days ago.
Ireland's Eye is situated about 1.5kms north of Howth Harbour. In Celtic times it was called Eria’s Island and then Erin’s Island. The Norse called it Erin’s Ey and this became Ireland’s Eye. (Ey ...

  
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Pic de Cagire Loop
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
A great loop walk in one of my favourite areas in the Pyrenees, which should have hardly taken more than 4h30 hadn't I m walk, Len: 11.8km, Climb: 892m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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Carhoo Hill: Dingle Eask Tower
Collaborative entry Last edit by: aidand 4 days ago.
This is a modest climb, but with wonderful views. Take the road out of Dingle towards Ventry. After about a mile turn left at a sign marked 'Hanlon's handbags'. There is a parking area with a hut ...


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