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weedavie
2007-04-23 16:50:15
Pretty Vacant
With the big distances we have to travel for access in Scotland, use of a bike can be essential to enable a hill to be reached in a single day trip. But you can recognise us by our rucksacks, ludicrous boots and use of tracks. In my local hills we get bikers tearing up hill paths and occasionally and satisfyingly lying face down in a peat hag. You can recognise them by their use of Lycra and silly sunglasses. These are clearly the sort of people who never played footy at college, just games with frisbees. And while I'm ranting what's with the outbreak of tree-hugging? Mountain's don't care whether they're tracked or not. I want them empty but that's because I'm a miserable sod. Tell me that Binn Bhraoin is going to become a super-quarry and I'll be really hacked off at losing the hill. Binn Bhraoin won't care. Even more ludicrously in Scotland you've people saying Foinaven deserves to be a Munro and paying to have it checked out. Foinaven doesn't care. Dedicated hill-walkers notoriously burn tons of hydrocarbons each weekend in pursuit of a hobby and then see themselves in touch with nature (which doesn't care either). Let's have a little less hypocrisy. We're part of the problem too. And we don't care.
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ewen
ewen 7 hours 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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Knockroe: OMG - I forget to check the MV page!
Pepe 7 hours 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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Gortrumnagh: Drive or Walk
sandman a day ago.
The gravel track at L6133851903 will bring you up to the second quarry workings allowing you to park at L6213651955 and enter the open hillside via a gate just inside the quarry to the left. No si...

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Ballynew: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
Park at L6231659377 opposite a very modern designed house and follow the non tared track and as it turns right go straight up hill thru an old overgrown trail still used by some cattle on there ow...

  
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Murneen: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
With views over Cleggan Harbour this small coastal hill has no access issues. Enter via the access road for the Cleggan Group Water Reservoir at L5989857914 and continue up past the compound and w...

  
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Streamstown East: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
Parking at L6466853750 take the small farm track in by the side of the forest crossing a double gate which was padlocked hand rail the forest on your left and thru a second gate to the summit area...

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Bleantasour Mountain: A boggy but short ascent route
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day 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 a day 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 a day 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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dr_banuska
dr_banuska a day ago.
Tyrone based hiker who walks all over but especially in my locals, the Sperrins. Completed the County High Points in 2016 (after 8 years!). Enjoy longer trails as well e.g. did the Moyle Way (Co. ...

  
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Seefin: Fine day spoilt by Scramblers
ewen a day 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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Local 97
marymac 2 days ago.
An abstract Artist, Charles Shaw, said "Real happiness consists in not what we actually accomplish, but what we think we accomplish." I moved house. So my Local 100 changed. The new list includes ...


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