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2010-06-23 15:27:34
"Strange Trig Pillar in Donegal!" from wicklore Contract pics
Picture: Strange Trig Pillar in Donegal! (Contract pics)

In pursuit of hills
Thanks to everyone for their kind comments about completing the County Tops and reaching 300 summits! It wasn’t that long ago that I was happy to simply walk in Wicklow and wondering what all this ‘bagging’ was about. Many people are happy to stick with familiar hills and ranges, and some might frown upon hill-bagging as an activity. There is a danger of bagging becoming ‘soul less’ as the hunt for new summits could become the objective as opposed to wanting to visit, explore and enjoy the hill for its own sake. I always try to get the most from visiting a hill or mountain, and I have been lucky in coming across many surprising and interesting things as well as having fantastic experiences overall. I also try to bring as much information back to MountainViews as possible, and will share any new routes, experiences and views that have not already been posted. In turn I have walked in the footsteps of countless other MountainViews members who have also shared their knowledge and experiences with this community. Where else but on MountainViews would you discover where to find a teddy bear strapped to a chair set into the ground on a hilltop? Or where to go to see the tallest trig pillar in Ireland?!!

Reaching hundreds of summits isn’t the significant thing in itself – it’s about the summits visited and the fantastic things I have seen, experienced and learned. I hope my contributions have inspired or encouraged others to explore a new place or visit a new hill. So whether you are on your first few summits or only just considering taking up the activity, I hope to see you in the hills soon!
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Arona to Parador Hotel via Valle de Ucanca
GSheehy 7 hours ago.
Sticking the boots in the bag, when the intention was to go and have a rest. Justifying a walk, that?s predominantly a walk, Len: 30.8km, Climb: 2274m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

  
Summit Summary
Slieve Main: Inishowen's second mountain.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
Parking in a small quarry 3km to the east at point C444 372, cross the smaller top of Damph and then head north, curving around the valley until you cross a fence at C425 380 then begin to ascend ...

  
Track
Inishowen Slieve Snaght from the north.
simon3 a day ago.
This linear walk route starts from the north and includes the two Arderins and one Vandeleur-Lynam in the area. It sta... walk, Len: 9.3km, Climb: 515m, Area: Slieve Snaght, Inishowen (Ireland) Sliev

Summit Comment
Castlemahon Mountain: My outing to Castlemahon summit.
Ulsterpooka 5 days ago.
I followed Peter Walkers route and asked permission to walk to the summit mast. The person was very friendly and accommodating. I parked at the last house in what is a four house dwelling lane. Th...

  
Summit Comment
Caoinkeen South-East Top: Caoinkeen
davsheen 6 days ago.
View of Caoinkeen from Gougane Barra Horseshoe walk

  
Track
Cruach Eoghanach
Peter Walker 2 days ago.
Cruach Eoghanach is a handy outing on the days when you get out of the car, feel the force of the wind and rain, look... walk, Len: 10.4km, Climb: 329m, Area: Cruach Eoghanach, S Donegal/W Tyrone (Ir

Bibliography
High Mountains of Britain and Ireland, The by Butterfield, Irvine
Peter Walker 3 days ago.
Long out of print, but well worth seeking out by the serious hillwalker (especially if they visit Britain as well as Ireland), this is a gloriously impractical guide to all of the 3000ft mountains...

  
Summit Comment
Knockatee: October Cahas Walk
davsheen 6 days ago.
View over Kenmare Bay from Knockatee Summit Co. Kerry

  
Track
Pics de Batoua
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 18.3km, Climb: 1672m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

Summit Summary
Mullagh More: Iconic hill with waymarked ways.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 6 days ago.
There is a way marked route up this iconic mountain. To get to the start drive out of Corofin in the direction of Kilfenora. After less than 2 miles turn right at a sign for 'Kilnaboy Church and S...

  
Track
Amalfi: Ravello to Minori
Onzy 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 3.5km, Climb: 12m, Area: Italy, Campania ()

  
Forum: General
Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
CaptainVertigo 5 days ago.
I did my last walk in April and between work and family have not been out since.. I feel my absence from the mountains like a dull ache, a loss, a bereavement. Meanwhile everyone tells me that I a...


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