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2010-02-08 19:07:23
"Colourful Bray Head trig with Little Sugar Loaf behind" from padodes Expand pics
Colourful Bray Head trig with Little Sugar Loaf behind (Expand pics)
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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Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
Bunsen7 2 days 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

  
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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

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

  
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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...

  
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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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