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wicklore
2010-06-23 15:27:34
"Strange Trig Pillar in Donegal!" from wicklore Expand pics
Strange Trig Pillar in Donegal! (Expand 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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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 7 hours ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 7 hours 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 9 hours ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep 9 hours ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.

  
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Inishsirrer: Part of a road from the past
magicstep 9 hours ago.
There's a salty tidal lake on the island.

  
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Inishsirrer: Uninhabited except a few sheep.
magicstep a day 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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Knockroe: OMG - I forget to check the MV page!
Pepe 2 days ago.
Decided to make a day out of a Dublin-Waterford drive, despite low-hanging cloud. Knockroe wore a misty white cap as I glanced up from the Sculloge Gap carpark. Planning my attack (so I thought), ...

  
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ewen
ewen 2 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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Bleantasour Mountain: A boggy but short ascent route
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Go to the forest entrance at S22452 09704. there is room here for a few cars.Walk down the forest track, crossing a ford and follow the track until you can see open ground.Walk south along the edg...

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A handy way up two western Monavulaghs.
simon3 2 days ago.
Easy access to the ridge.Improved RouteUsing the hard won experience of others and new forest roads we found a relati... walk, Len: 6.5km, Climb: 263m, Area: Bleantasour Mountain, Comeragh Mountains

  
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Milk Hill: Carry on bagging
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Go to the forest entrance at S22452 09704. there is room here for a few cars.Walk down the forest track, crossing a ford and follow the track until you can see open ground.Walk uphill to the summi...

  
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Seefin: Fine day spoilt by Scramblers
ewen 3 days ago.
Started at the Coillte gate at 068145 where there is parking for 2 cars. I then followed the forest road around until the first turn off to the left. This takes you along to the fire break/path at...


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