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murphysw
2005-11-22 21:32:40
Watch your motors!
I know its been repreated ad nauseum in guide books and the like, but when you're in the Wicklow Mountains, park securely and away from prying eyes (as best you can manage). I had the misfortune to witness a break in to my car yesterday from near the top of Carrigshouk just halfway between the Sally Gap and Laragh. I could see a black saloon speeding along the military road, which skidded into the layby where I was parked. Two guys got out and examined my car, before smashing my driver's side rear window, but the alarm (or maybe the stink!) scared them off and they sped off towards Laragh. I phoned the police staright away but they couldn't do much. I could see everything but I was a good distance away and completely helpless. The sods got nothing though. I think i'll park away from the military road in future. I gather a lot of stolen cars from Dublin use it. I had all my valuables in my bag and left nothing in the car for them to see. So it always pays to bring your wallet on a hike in the Wicklow Mts!
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BRANDON HILL - THE QUICK WAY
David-Guenot 13 hours ago.
A steep but quick ascent along the forestry on rocky terrain, along what I believe has been dug as a firebreak rather ... walk, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 305m, Area: Brandon Hill, South Midlands (Ireland) B

  
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Carrickarede: Island.
sandman a day ago.
Carrickarede island is connected to the mainland by the world famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. One of Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions it is operated by the National Trust but unfortun...

  
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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep a day ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

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BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE 2017 - A PEAK-BAGGER'S ROUTE
David-Guenot 15 hours ago.
walk, Len: 34.1km, Climb: 1629m, Area: Black Rock Mountain, Blackstairs Mountai...

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep a day 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 2 days ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

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THE LONG WAY UP LUG
David-Guenot 15 hours ago.
walk, Len: 21.0km, Climb: 980m, Area: Cloghernagh, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Clo...

  
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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep 2 days ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.

  
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ewen
ewen 3 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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Inishsirrer: Part of a road from the past
magicstep 2 days ago.
There's a salty tidal lake on the island.

  
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CAMADERRY + TONELAGEE + BROCKAGH
David-Guenot 15 hours ago.
walk, Len: 27.6km, Climb: 1295m, Area: Camaderry South East Top, Dublin/Wicklow...

  
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Inishsirrer: Uninhabited except a few sheep.
magicstep 2 days 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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