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Bleck Cra
2011-02-28 20:41:49
STRAIGHT WHEN IT SHOULD BE WINDING
Maclimber – you have not set the record straight. You have referred us to more reading on the subject on the basis that if it is in print and that there is lots of it, it constitutes some kind of argument. It does not. If you want to address the points I bring up in my last piece, please do. The ones about unwanted, unnecessary, costly and without reference to one walker on this site. As for criticising the people involved – very far from it. On Sunday I spoke with one of your people on the hill – a charming and enthusiastic young bloke – and believer in the thing he was doing. I deny neither him, his colleagues the opportunity to do what they believe is good, nor in fact the contractor winning the business in a very tough time for his trade. What I do criticise and is quite clear in my piece, is the principle of the thing and the mechanic that got us here. Because you are zealous about the thing makes it right for you but you are wrong to assume that is enough to make it right for anyone else. Anyone else who has not been consulted – which happens to be about everyone I know. If you are prepared to argue these points I am happy to debate with you. If you are going to take umbrage, I shan’t. My position and perhaps others remains the same. I don’t like the thing, I don’t need the thing and it is waste of money. Had I and hundreds of others been consulted perhaps I would have a different view.
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Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen 5 days ago.
Walked to Farbreague from Arderin. There is a track that some kind soul has marked with sticks and ribbon. When I say track, it is really a worn down trough in the bog.The multicoloured pipe at th...

  
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Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
This oddly named hill is more a very minor heathery bump incorporated into the system of tracks laid out by the Wicklow Mountains National Park. It can be reached from any of the western car-parks...

  
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Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen 5 days ago.
Did from the Wicklow gap car park following track 2378.This starts immediately opposite the top entrance to the car park next to the main road. 5 days before there had been snow but now the path w...

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Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy 6 days ago.
Me and my Dad climbed this from the farm track off the Graiguenamanagh-Instioge road on 26/11/16. Right after we got out of the car, we were faced with the dilemma of whether to go straight ahead ...

  
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Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views
Fergal Meath 6 days ago.
Low lying cloud/mist/fog discouraged me from putting the effort into going up Nephin today. On the way home I parked at the start of the Croaghmoyle service road and followed it past a wind turbin...

  
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Slieve Binnian - more track work ?
gernee 4 days ago.
Revisited Slieve Binnian for the first time in years on Friday - frost underfoot, blue skies and rolling mist contributed to a great walk, despite disappointment at seeing some of the track work u...

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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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Ben of Howth: Loop walk starting from Howth Harbour
Joshua3 6 days ago.
There is a nice loop walking signposted from Howth Harbour taking in the cliff path, summit and going close to the top of the Ben. The Black Linn walk is about 8 km and comfortably completed in un...

  
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Binnian-Lamagan Loop
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 23.1km, Climb: 1364m, Area: Wee Binnian, Mourne Mountains (Ireland) ...

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Spelga Loop
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 12.7km, Climb: 739m, Area: Pigeon Rock Mountain, Mourne Mountains (I...

  
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Carrigroe: Sea of cloud
Kennyj 6 days ago.
Unusual low cloud today heading towards Carrigroe

  
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Stags of Broadhaven (central): Climbing
IainMiller a week ago.
The Archipelago of the Stags of Broadhaven are a group of five steep rock islands with Teach Dónal ÓCléirigh rising to a height of 97m above the atlantic. The Stags live about 2.5km north of the c...


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