Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.

General Whatever you want to say that doesn't fit under the comments about mountains or another forum.
Sort by >

More controls

<< Prev page 1 .. 164 165 166 167 168 169 .. 367 Next page >>
Post details Post   (Expand pics)
Sounds like we mis.. by mcrtchly   (Show all posts)
Sorry to read abou.. by Harry Goodman   (Show all posts)
Like Muzzag, I too.. by roberto   (Show all posts)
...staying in East.. by Conor74   (Show all posts)
... by Bleck Cra   (Show all posts)
muzag
2011-08-29 16:29:44
"The view from Upper Cove" from muzag Expand pics
The view from Upper Cove (Expand pics)
Scavenger Seven
It was barely past 7am as I started up the M1 through disconcertingly heavy rain showers towards the Scavvy 7 rendezvous wondering, as any sensible person would, about the wisdom of it all. But by Drogheda the showers had eased off and by the time I arrived at the Carrick Little car park, the sun was out.

In all there were eight of us undertaking Scavenger 7, myself, roberto, tom, dessie1, simon3, osullivanm and, of course, bleck cra & jackill. We started off down the Annalong Valley and got a little bit of rain on the way. Thankfully this soon abated as we passed the slabs of Slieve Lamagan to our left (slabs through which the Cra assured us there was actually a route) and started our first bit of a climb, up to Cove. Here were our first great views of the Annalong Valley amongst some of the lovely sculpted granite that you get in the Mournes, looking more like stacked disks than eroded rock.

Onward to Slieve Beg and a look down the gully that is the Devil's Coachroad. From the top this didn't look to bad of a route, but, viewed in profile from further around our walk, I revised that opinion.

For a panorama of our view of the eastern Mournes, go to: http://tinyurl.com/3zt6bgg

Next we had to earn our lunch with the steep climb from the Brandy Pad up to Commedagh, then dropping back down to beyond the Donard pass (and beyond the hordes) for that lunch. We then headed up Chimney Rock, a favourite Mourne summit of Bleck Cra's and rightly so for the views it offers in all directions; and a summit that would otherwise have been missed by myself.

By now the sun was out as we retraced our steps briefly to avoid the tough going through the head of Spences River and went up and over Rocky Mountain and so back down into the valley and to the cars.

Scavvy 7 must be noted for its non-walking attendees who now joined us in Newcastle at O'Hare's for drinks and, subsequently, food. Tom was joined by dhmiriam (who unfortunately over did the pre-Scavvy training and was thus unable to attend the day's walk) plus partners joined Bleck Cra, jackill and roberto making our numbers up to 12 for the evening's session.

We ate at the restaurant next door to the pub (McCann's) which served great, and very welcome, food. There were then a few drinks, which were equally welcome. To ensure the night did not go quietly, the lads had arranged for a music festival to be on that very evening. Music that improved steadily as the night went on.

In all, another wonderful Scavenger event that exhibited all the qualities that make these things special. Great company, great entertainment and a great walk - made all the better for Cra's choice a route and local knowledge (magic spots definitely being the track around Upper Cove and Chimney Rock).

Many thanks to Bleck Cra & Jackill.
Pedant alert I'm a.. by Conor74   (Show all posts)
Climber injured in.. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all posts)
I moved into a 2nd.. by slemish   (Show all posts)
I think you've mad.. by jackill   (Show all posts)


RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS 1 2 3 .. 15 Next page >>
Summit Comment
Cupidstown Hill: Enhance this with a visit to Oughterard
Bunsen7 2 hours ago.
Yes, perhaps this is not a very noteworthy hill. However, if you have accessed Cupidstown Hill from the N7 and are returning that way, you can easily improve your visit to the area with a short de...

  
Summit Comment
Knockowen: October 2016
davsheen 14 hours ago.
View of the impressive Glanrastel valley from the side of Knockowen

  
Track
Near South Cork (Ireland)
sean_debarra 15 hours ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 15m, Area: South Cork (Ireland)

Summit Comment
Cloghernagh: Picture
davsheen 14 hours ago.
Cloghernagh Walk Nov 2016

  
Track
Route to Claggan NE Top
Onzy 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 8.0km, Climb: 2m, Area: Claggan Mountain NE Top, North Mayo (Ireland...

  
Summit Summary
Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 6 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...

Summit Comment
Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen a week 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...

  
Track
Slievemore Circuit
Onzy 2 days ago.
Route over Slievemore descending over rough grouns to the SE for variety. walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 639m, Area: Slievemore, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Sliev...

  
Summit Comment
Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen a week 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...

Summit Comment
Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy a week 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 ...

  
Track
Onzy 2 days ago.

  
Summit Comment
Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views
Fergal Meath a week 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...


RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS 1 2 3 .. 15 Next page >>