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Bleck Cra
2006-03-26 22:47:12
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All Burned Out
This week, a couple of wee hoods set fire to a bit of Donard, ignition point somewhere off the Bloody Bridge. No sooner than the whins were up, than wails of indignation weighed in from the defenders of my natural heritage. “Irreparable damage blah … ozone layer blah … our children’s children blah ….. and nuclear winter blah blah.” Would that God and his entire retinue spare us from this self-satisfied humbug. The honest Joe excepted. Misanthropes who float from one malign or misguided cause, from “Save the Whelk” to Oswald Moseley’s Fascist Party as seamlessly as snakeskin. Who represent my interests - no they don’t; who speak on my behalf - no they don’t.; who clamber back into their shooting brakes and canter off to the next begrudgery. Do I hear “foul” from them over the €ms worth of soulless roads that deliver them warm and replete to their Rights of Way, the grotesque apartments sprouting across sensitive skylines for them to dry their boots in and convene their power-struggles? This self-appointed defence of my natural heritage is uninvited and unwelcome - it gives me a name as a whining, trouble-making lefty, a work-shy swampy, and worst of all has me loathed, by default, by landowners the island over. So are we to encourage wee S-faced hoods to burn the whins on Slieve Donard, wee directionless, disaffected, aimless hoods? Nope. As for I.B Gurney? The devil makes work for ALL idle hands. This marshmallow-toasting mischief will not diminish the environment irreparably, it will in fact not make a blind bit of difference to it - although next Spring we may hear the magical “whirr guck guck guck” of a Red Grouse. Gurney will be back on the telly taking the credit.
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Pic du Midi d'Ossau
David-Guenot 10 hours ago.
The idea came from my 60-year-old, freshly retired neighbour, as we and some other members of the local badminton club m walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 1353m, Area: France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine ()

  
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Seefin Mountain E Top: Up the old bog road.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara a day ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit.On the crest of the hill the summit cairn is over a wall to your right...

  
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Bog and rough ground.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara a day ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit of Seefin Mountain East top.Follow the track on downhill from the cres...

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Central Dingle Quartet from Anascual
Bunsen7 19 hours ago.
Follow the track from Anascaul lake car park northwards up onto the mountain plateau.Track leads northwards from lake... walk, Len: 15.8km, Climb: 949m, Area: Stradbally Mountain, Central Dingle (Ire

  
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Seefin South-East Top: Seefin South East Top is easily visited
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara a day ago.
Seefin South East Top is easily visited from the track leading to Seefin Mountain East Top and Seefin Mountain West Top which starts st R66276 16811. Just follow the track to R65202 17892 from whe...

  
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Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy 5 days ago.
Just wanted to show the brilliantly constructed little box which contains the visitors book. It was too wet and windy on my visit to take it out and risk ruining it. A few shafts of light breaking...

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Carnaween: Bad Weather Adding Drama To Great Views
Aidy 5 days ago.
I used the commonly taken route from Disert Graveyard (worth a visit in its own right) over ground that was alternatively boggy or pretty steep. It was freezing cold in these parts, with a strong ...

  
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MV Mountain Gathering 2017
Onzy 3 days ago.
Always a great night ... all welcome.

  
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Pic Rouge de Bassičs
David-Guenot a day ago.
This was the first of the two big hikes I did in the Pyrenees in summer 2016. Hiking in the summer often means a sunny d walk, Len: 16.3km, Climb: 1342m, Area: France, Midi-Pyr?n?es ()

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Corrin: A family stroll.
David-Guenot a week ago.
Climbed this hill in November 2014, with a friend who used to live in the area. Starting at the Coillte car park, we did a nice loop on the forest paths, circling around the hill in an anticlockwi...

  
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Luggala: Fancy View from White Hill
davsheen 2 weeks ago.
Autumn's evening view across to Luggala/Fancy from White Hill on route down from Djouce using the Wicklow Way boardwalk section.

  
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Binn Charrach: The peat-hag capital of Connemara
markwallace 2 weeks ago.
The descent from Benbaun to the R344 via Knockpasheemore/Binn Charrach is hard going after a day in the Bens. The Knockpasheemore ridge looks nice and flat from below, but is boggy, undulating and...


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