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jackill
2006-02-08 11:58:58
"Gorse fires" from jackill Expand pics
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Burning down the mountain
Hi johnvbrennan. It happens quite a lot in my neck of the woods in west Waterford.
When I was younger I often helped my father set these fires on a small patch of mountainside we owned, this was usually followed by many hours frantic scrambling to control the ensuing inferno to stop it spreading to neighbouring plots. The reason for it is to control the growth of gorse and heather and to allow some greenery to grow for sheep to eat in the spring/summer.. We no longer do it as our sheep are long gone but only last week on the Knockmealdowns I observed the Galtys around Sturrakeen were on fire and I recall often seeing the Knockmealdowns around Farbreaga ablaze at this time of year. The photo was taken on Knocknagnauv looking at Knockmealdown and Knockmoylan, if you look at the Galtys behind Knockmoylans right flank the wisps of smoke can hopefully be distinguished.
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Scarr ridge from Trooperstown Carpark
simon3 a day ago.
A different place to start from to reach Scarr with a lot of car-parking. Return uses Wicklow Way in part. walk, Len: 14.2km, Climb: 498m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Scarr

  
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Near Ring Hill, Shannon (Ireland)
mlmoroneybb 4 days ago.
Caption walk, Len: 1.3km, Climb: 158m, Area: Ring Hill, Shannon (Ireland) Ring Hill

  
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Topped Mountain: Short & simple
Colin Murphy 4 days ago.
A simple little Minion to climb (the name Topped 'Mountain' is a bit of a stretch). A gravel path & steps from a carpark will see you reach the top in about 15 minutes, and you won't even need you...

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Caora Bhán: Dunkerron ridge run
Dbosonnet 3 days ago.
Coomnacronia taken from the Dunkerron ridge. Track 3488 for details

  
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Crockmulroney: Good summit for Carn-baggers
Colin Murphy 4 days ago.
A fine hill with a well defined summit and great views. Plenty of parking spots along the R254 directly to the south of the summit. From there it's a relatively simple 1km climb to the top.

  
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Near Lough Curra Mtn, Galty Mountains (Ireland)
mlmoroneybb 4 days ago.
Sunday A walk started at Cush carpark taking in the soldier?s hole, Saunder?s Lodge, the grassey Knol, ice road. Lou walk, Len: 13.2km, Climb: 1000m, Area: Lough Curra Mtn, Galty Mountains (Irela

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Oileán Mhuighinse: Galway Island
sandman 4 days ago.
For the walkers who may not wish to visit the summit area a photo of same.

  
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Oileán Mhuighinse: Galway Island
sandman 4 days ago.
The walk from the car parked at L7692629281 on the graveyard road to the high point is short but out from the public road it is entirely on private property . Access via the gate up to the small c...

  
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Slievenashaska: Wild mountain run
Dbosonnet 3 days ago.
Slievenashaska taken from the Dunkerron ridge. Track 3488 for details

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Into The Coum(eragh)'s
GSheehy 4 days ago.
The forecast was for heat, so I said I?d have an early start. Down to the base layer by the time I got to The Gap at ... walk, Len: 27.2km, Climb: 1226m, Area: Coumfea West Top, Comeragh Mountains (I

  
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Eanach Mheáin: Galway Island
sandman 4 days ago.
Connemara Island Golf Course is a nine hole course located on this island and just inside its entrance at L9080830893 is the 11th/17th hole where the natural high point is adjacent to the ladies t...

  
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Lettercallow: Coastal Hill
sandman 4 days ago.
By parking at L8760028966 you can walk on to open hillside with no access issues . A gentle accent to the summit area which unlike its nearest neighbour has no seating arrangements for the visitor...


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