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Bleck Cra
2010-08-23 16:39:10
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CIRCULEZ CIRCULEZ
The gites are shutting up shop again and the beautiful people are back on the hill. Honed, comfortable men, pretty honey-glazed women and perfect golden blond children; grizzled dentists and lawyers returning from endless golf and Calvados. Ageing mothers and daughters, sea-bleached hair back a la Bardot. Sleek, sated ravens ride the ether, beneath them their world shifting from warm green to burnt yellow. The light shortens; the shadows lengthen; and we prepare our descent from the high spots of another wonderful year. We won’t go quite yet of course but we know that one day soon we shall have to – truculent, irascible, recalcitrant. Just one more minute Mum. Just one more minute.
Clearing the wood above the Glen River, something shot out from under my feet; part bat, part human: a little wee old man the weight of a bantam chicken and legs to match. Like a character off the pages of Appletree’s Field Guide to Irish Fairies, with a crumpled face under a crumpled straw hat, a cota hanging side saddle and in my head perhaps suspenders on his socks. Like some bug rattled out from under a stone, it scuttled up the Glen River at a mesmerising pace, pulling away from me at the head of the river to dump me on The Saddle, by this time half way up Donard.
Rebuked and mellow this would be a good day to retrace the route of seventeen scavengers and return the magic safely to the bottle.
Meelmore with its incomparable views of the Eastern Mournes and South across Doan to Howth; Meelbeg, its dull ascent and Panavision vistas; a cool grey cast kissing their crystal crags. And above me on the broken tooth tor of mighty Bearnagh, I thought I heard the sound of children; children laughing.
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BRANDON HILL - THE QUICK WAY
David-Guenot a day ago.
A steep but quick ascent along the forestry on rocky terrain, along what I believe has been dug as a firebreak rather ... walk, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 305m, Area: Brandon Hill, South Midlands (Ireland) B

  
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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 2 days ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Carrickarede: Island.
sandman a day ago.
Carrickarede island is connected to the mainland by the world famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. One of Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions it is operated by the National Trust but unfortun...

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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 2 days 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 2 days ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

  
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BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE 2017 - A PEAK-BAGGER'S ROUTE
David-Guenot a day ago.
walk, Len: 34.1km, Climb: 1629m, Area: Black Rock Mountain, Blackstairs Mountai...

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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep 2 days 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 2 days ago.
There's a salty tidal lake on the island.

  
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ewen
ewen 4 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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THE LONG WAY UP LUG
David-Guenot a day ago.
walk, Len: 21.0km, Climb: 980m, Area: Cloghernagh, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Clo...

  
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Inishsirrer: Uninhabited except a few sheep.
magicstep 3 days 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 4 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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