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Bleck Cra
2009-03-16 21:40:10
"A PEACEFUL WALK" from Bleck Cra Expand pics
A PEACEFUL WALK (Expand pics)
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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Ballyknockan Duo
Bunsen7 5 hours ago.
Park in the car park of the pub beside the disused petrol pump in the centre of Ballyknockan. With your back to the pu... walk, Len: 8.5km, Climb: 542m, Area: Silsean, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Silsea

  
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Truskmore: The Height of Sligo
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3, Peter Walker 5 hours ago.
The Dartry Mountains are among the most distinctive in Ireland, so it's unfortunate that their highest hill is one of the least distinctive in the range. Once one gets away from the signature stee...

  
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Truskmore: ACCESS PROBLEM at CLOONTYPRUGHLISH IG788 476
eflanaga 17 hours ago.
Earlier today I accompanied a friend, who is completing the County Tops, to climb onto Truskmore. Having previously summited from the Glencar and Tievebaun sides I suggested we go up by Eagles Roc...

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Irish hill runners and the Spine Race
IainT 21 hours ago.
The Spine Race is a 268 mile run up the Pennine Way in the north of England, run every January, invariably featuring snowdrifts, gales and many miles of sucking bog, much of it run in the dark. It...

  
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Cadair Idris Circuit
Onzy 21 hours ago.
Route over Cadair Idris with a number of extensions. This descent is far from intuitive, largely untracked and involv... walk, Len: 14.7km, Climb: 1086m, Area: Craig Lwyd, Dolgellau to Machynlleth (B

  
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Slieve Binnian: New developments
Mrswoodlands a day ago.
Climbed Binnion from the Carrick Little car park yesterday. We went up the Mourne wall as described by other contributers. While hugging the wall, as described, we noted a clear track not previous...

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Seefin Mountain E Top: Up the old bog road.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 4 days ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit.On the crest of the hill the summit cairn is over a wall to your right...

  
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Snowdon: Nantlle Ridge
Onzy 21 hours ago.
Nantlle Ridge route. Few blips in track - distance is about 20k, ascent 1,250 and time 7.30. walk, Len: 15.6km, Climb: 837m, Area: Y Garn, Snowdonia (Britain) Y Garn, Mynyd...

  
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Bog and rough ground.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 4 days ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit of Seefin Mountain East top.Follow the track on downhill from the cres...

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Seefin South-East Top: Seefin South East Top is easily visited
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 4 days ago.
Seefin South East Top is easily visited from the track leading to Seefin Mountain East Top and Seefin Mountain West Top which starts st R66276 16811. Just follow the track to R65202 17892 from whe...

  
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Central Dingle Quartet from Anascaul
Bunsen7 3 days ago.
Follow the track from Anascaul lake car park northwards up onto the mountain plateau.Track leads northwards from lake... walk, Len: 15.8km, Climb: 949m, Area: Stradbally Mountain, Central Dingle (Ire

  
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Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy a week ago.
Just wanted to show the brilliantly constructed little box which contains the visitors book. It was too wet and windy on my visit to take it out and risk ruining it. A few shafts of light breaking...


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