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barryd
2010-06-04 18:01:40
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New maps now available for Wicklow Hills.
As some of you may be aware, I've recently published two new maps for the Wicklow Hills. These are the continuation of our series which we started last year with the well received Dublin & North Wicklow Mountains. The two new maps are Wicklow Mountains West (covering roughly from Sally Gap to Wicklow Gap) and Lugnaquilla & Glendalough (covering roughly from Wicklow Gap to Aughavannagh). Both are printed at 1:30,000 scale and on good quality water resistant 120gsm Pretex paper.

Extensive fieldwork on foot and by bike in 2009/2010 has yielded much detail of use to walkers - the sort of detail you can't map by sitting in an office using remote sensing and imagery. I have also undertaken a thorough examination of the placenames of the uplands, looking at multiple sources and talking to hill farmers in the various valleys. In general, I have used various forms of a name to reflect the diversity of spelling but I have also chosen to emphasise the versions that are known and still used locally in preference to some of the OS names. In doing so, I hope to present a more complete record of the area. Further detail on this aspect at www.eastwestmapping.ie/placenames.html

The new maps retail at the same price as our first sheet and can be purchased at www.eastwestmapping.ie or through the specialist outdoor shops/ Eason's etc. Stock will also be found in Laragh/ Glendalough and Blessington Tourist Office. regards and happy walking (&map reading!),

Barry Dalby, EastWest Mapping
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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep an hour ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep an hour ago.
Visited in 2014. There's a sandy beach and a solid pier with slipway and a picnic table facing the mainland. The road from the pier all the way thru the village is a robust concrete one, but it's ...

  
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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep 3 hours ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep 3 hours ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.

  
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Inishsirrer: Part of a road from the past
magicstep 3 hours ago.
There's a salty tidal lake on the island.

  
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Inishsirrer: Uninhabited except a few sheep.
magicstep 20 hours ago.
I did kayak to the island in 2014. There is a slipway facing the mainland. Lot's of ruined houses. Walking is decent as the island is flat but in places ground is uneven and overgrown, there are o...

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Knockroe: OMG - I forget to check the MV page!
Pepe a day ago.
Decided to make a day out of a Dublin-Waterford drive, despite low-hanging cloud. Knockroe wore a misty white cap as I glanced up from the Sculloge Gap carpark. Planning my attack (so I thought), ...

  
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ewen
ewen a day 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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Bleantasour Mountain: A boggy but short ascent route
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Go to the forest entrance at S22452 09704. there is room here for a few cars.Walk down the forest track, crossing a ford and follow the track until you can see open ground.Walk south along the edg...

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A handy way up two western Monavulaghs.
simon3 2 days ago.
Easy access to the ridge.Improved RouteUsing the hard won experience of others and new forest roads we found a relati... walk, Len: 6.5km, Climb: 263m, Area: Bleantasour Mountain, Comeragh Mountains

  
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Milk Hill: Carry on bagging
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Go to the forest entrance at S22452 09704. there is room here for a few cars.Walk down the forest track, crossing a ford and follow the track until you can see open ground.Walk uphill to the summi...

  
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Seefin: Fine day spoilt by Scramblers
ewen 3 days ago.
Started at the Coillte gate at 068145 where there is parking for 2 cars. I then followed the forest road around until the first turn off to the left. This takes you along to the fire break/path at...


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