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2010-02-08 19:07:23
"Colourful Bray Head trig with Little Sugar Loaf behind" from padodes Expand pics
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Overlooked?
Bray Head on the Iveragh Peninsula is mentioned in MountainViews, but not Bray Head in Wicklow, as far as I am aware. That leaves me puzzled. I would have thought the latter had all the attributes for inclusion. It forms a continuous, freestanding chain whose highest point, crowned with a trig pillar (see photo), rises to 240m above the nearby Irish Sea. Roughly two kilometres west of it, the Little Sugar Loaf forms a broadly parallel chain of tops. From a geological point of view, its predominantly pink-coloured quartzite belongs to the same group as that which is to be found on the Howth Peninsula, on the far side of Dublin Bay. In its own south-side setting, that gives it a colourful character all of its own. And from a walkerís point of view, itís a self-contained playground. Link it up with the cliff walk from Bray Town to Greystones and you can have a good four-hour circuit with more scenic interest thrown in than youíll find on many other hills in Ireland whose inclusion is undisputed. The natural place for a listing of Bray Head would be in the Dublin/Wicklow group, but maybe it could find a place in the miniscule East Coast group as another alternative.
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sandman a day ago.
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magicstep 2 days ago.
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magicstep 2 days ago.
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David-Guenot a day ago.
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magicstep 2 days ago.
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Inishsirrer: Part of a road from the past
magicstep 2 days ago.
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ewen 4 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

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