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Bleck Cra
2010-06-20 20:27:27
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ARE WE WHERE YET DAD?
People are funny. He was 5 mins from the Mourne Wall at the top of the Bloody Awful Bridge Track.. He was leading a small mop-haired male child in baseball runners and himself nursing a coke. By his deportment, he was neither a fool nor lost and the child was middling happy. This had been achieved over a 2 hour ordeal up this miserable track in the hottest day since the big bang. Then he asked me 2 questions: the first, “Are we five minutes from the wall?” and the second, the most bamboozling ever put to me: “and is there anything worth seeing?” Those of us familiar with the Bo Diddly Bridge Track remain forever snared by the first time we dropped from the Crannoge stile to a 180 degrees tableau of the Eastern Mournes – Binnian, Lamagan, Cove, Beag, Commedagh and Donard, Bearnagh, Meelmore and Meelbeg on the skyline. “Is there anything worth seeing?” perhaps: a black President, the Saville Report, King Lear ….., an elephant fly …” but instead, the words “Oh yes” fell foolishly out of my bake and I immediately wondered if I had oversold it. I still can’t get it. He was in the Mountains of Mourne. I am convinced he knew this and that mountains would play a important part in his day. For me, mountains were defo worth seeing: it is why I was there. But what about himself? Were mountains worth seeing or not. Happy Father’s Day to good ol’ bewildered Dad.
Now scramblers prick up your ears and the rest of you stick your fingers in them. After a terrifying 20 minute grapple with Douglas Crag, East of and on to Binnian can I commend it? “The fall will probably kill you” said Butch Cassidy. Oh yes, it probably will.


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Croghan Kinsella: Windfarms completed. Walking trails nearly ready but the trai
mickhanney 18 hours ago.
Jogged up Croghan Kinsella from entrance at Ballinvalley near Ballycoog where there is space for a couple of cars. The trail upwards is wide and rather industrial in nature. The trail switches bac...

  
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Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
Bunsen7 5 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 5 days ago.
View of the impressive Glanrastel valley from the side of Knockowen

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Cloghernagh: Picture
davsheen 5 days ago.
Cloghernagh Walk Nov 2016

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

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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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Slievemore Circuit
Onzy a week 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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Near South Cork (Ireland)
sean_debarra 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 15m, Area: South Cork (Ireland)

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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 2 weeks 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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Knockchree
David-Guenot 2 weeks ago.
An easy one to bag, but a gate/fence to cross at the top and some cows in the field (hopefully no bull), so it may be ... walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 127m, Area: Knockchree, Mourne Mountains (Ireland) K


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