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dhmiriam
2009-06-26 00:23:54
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There is a hint of something just the farthest reach of the corner of the eye, like a whisper or a first touch, intonated by a brush of wind, or the shiver of leaf, or some such or other that renders it a place one cannot quite trust the senses in. One half expects something to come from behind the scene and rush with grand surprise or theatre, (and no, it will not be the swillers, too pickled, and unenthused for such effort, maybe Bear Grylls and his entourage, make up artist, wardrobe, hairdresser, manicurist, pedicurist, cook, Pilates coach, film crew, manager, sponsorship reps, health and safety officer, wildlife officer, insurance representative, etc) but I digress, again. It is the entire drama enfolding that excites the numbed down fine antennae, at last exposed to nature at close quarters. There are pockets of things everywhere. In the absence of a tree limb, a wound pits to house an insect colony or a tiny bird. Tree roots junction with the earth, and at the join, a mossy hammock or a twiggy catís cradle, hides an ant industry or a spidery fairground. Loose rock formations sitting on huge slabs, half damn the river in places, creating deep and shallow pools, into and out of which, the water slides, or falls or leaps or dives.
Ferny dells, leafy bowers, little glens, and grandstand exhibitions display round every corner of Glen Riverís route, complete with their own micro-climates of fair or foul condition. At one, no breeze gets in, so relaxed it sits in its sheltered plane, an ageless mossy patina creeps undisturbed, taking forever, along its murky path. At another, a vortex implodes, where water catapulted from above at a rocky outcrop, dives terrifyingly down and hits the depths and sides so sudden, it ricochets as a whirlpool forcing the air above it into a tailspin, while all about there is only the shimmer of breeze. Little gullies walled by rock, slant sideways from the path. At some point in their long story, shoved from their mantled plates below by some hot irritation fed up with its torment, they elbowed space for themselves up and out of the underworld. In spots, it does appear that they grew weary with the effort and decided to lean against the world, to shoot the breeze at a lazy slant for a millennium or two. On one or two tiny shelves, to show-house their grand architecture, tenacious wild flowers sit like potted plant arrangements.
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Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
Bunsen7 a day 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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Knockowen: October 2016
davsheen 2 days ago.
View of the impressive Glanrastel valley from the side of Knockowen

  
Track
Near South Cork (Ireland)
sean_debarra 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 15m, Area: South Cork (Ireland)

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Cloghernagh: Picture
davsheen 2 days ago.
Cloghernagh Walk Nov 2016

  
Track
Route to Claggan NE Top
Onzy 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 8.0km, Climb: 2m, Area: Claggan Mountain NE Top, North Mayo (Ireland...

  
Summit Summary
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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Slievemore Circuit
Onzy 3 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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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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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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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...

  
Forum: General
Slieve Binnian - more track work ?
gernee a week ago.
Revisited Slieve Binnian for the first time in years on Friday - frost underfoot, blue skies and rolling mist contributed to a great walk, despite disappointment at seeing some of the track work u...


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