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Bleck Cra
2007-02-23 11:42:29
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Pitch Perfect
New places to camp in the Mournes. What floats your boat or what crag’s your bag? If it means a wash, a bit of craic, soup served by a scrubbed-face country wench and the town 5 mins away, you could do worse than pitch at Meelmore Lodge campsite. An anathema to the writer, who’d rather hang like a bat in a crag off Commedagh. Loughshannagh as intimated, does well although you may be kept awake by pubescent revellers en route from some outdoors’ award to another - perhaps the Guinness Book of Records longest continuous speaking one - and there are other faves, like half way up the Trassey Track - dominant characteristic, water: mainly in your tent; or beside the Glen River at the tree line; or the Northern face of the Annalong Wood - dominant characteristics, Buckie bottles. Why not try a bit more adventurous - halfway up Chimney Rock from Bloody Bridge - heartbreaking views to the sea, the South, the Isle of Man and the gorgeous Chimney Rock at your elbow. Or up above the Silent Valley Road between Pigeon Rock’s buttresses - follow the track up to a spot with dramatic views of craggy Mourne and Binnian summit - odd light and bit dramatic. Or at the Newcastle foot of Commedagh - from the Glen River at the tree line, hang a right on a tarred road to an old fire chute (the fairies may live here - you’ll see), follow it up and a steep pull over rough ground to discover nature has laid a lawn with boggling view down to Newcastle, Dundrum Bay and on a good day very nearly all of counties Down and Antrim. Look closely at pic - another new place to camp.


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Near Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland)
Eirepur 14 hours ago.
walk, Len: 6.7km, Climb: 187m, Area: Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland)

  
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Near Derrylahard East, Mizen/Sheeps Head (Ireland)
Eirepur 14 hours ago.
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Near Eagles Hill, Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland)
Eirepur 14 hours ago.
walk, Len: 16.7km, Climb: 685m, Area: Eagles Hill, Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland...

Summit Comment
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Aidy 2 days ago.
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Mamore Hill: Part Of A Brilliant Ridge Of Hills
Aidy 2 days ago.
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Croaghcarragh: Seems Grander Than It Is
Aidy 2 days ago.
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Urris Hills: Magnificence Beyond Its Height
Aidy 2 days ago.
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Are there new cairns in Wicklow
wwwalker 3 days ago.
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Onzy 4 days ago.
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Bunsen7 2 days ago.
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