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2011-10-27 13:20:23
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Re: Highest Point - Summit or not?
There are two separate phrases that can be used for the highest place of a County. The first is 'Highest Point', meaning where is the highest place you can go in that County where there is no higher ground. For many counties this means the summit of a hill or mountain such as Kippure in Dublin, Lugnaquillia in Wicklow etc.

However for some Counties, the Highest Point is actually on the lower slope of a hill or mountain. Truskmore SE Cairn is the highest place you can go on land in County Leitrim. It happens to be on the slope of Truskmore, whose summit is over the border in County Sligo. This same issue occurs in Roscommon. The highest place on land in County Roscommon is the SE Slope of Seltannasaggart. The summit of Seltannasaggart itself at 428m is over the border in County Leitrim

The second phrase 'County Top' refers simply to the summit of the Highest Hill/Mountain in a County, regardless of whether it is the overall Highest Place in that County.

Many prefer the County Top definition as it is neater and less confusing. However for the purist it is the highest piece of ground in a County that is the highest point, whether it is the pinnacle of a great hill or a piece of bog on the side of a higher slope. It would be interesting to know how MVr's feel about this - should we be using the County Highpoint or County Top as our definition?
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Seefin SE Top from the South
peter1 an hour ago.
This is a short route to take in the SE Top as I had missed it out on previous trips. It's not too difficult to find ... walk, Len: 6.1km, Climb: 261m, Area: Seefin South-East Top, Ballyhoura Mountai

  
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Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa: Romance and Reality
CaptainVertigo a day ago.
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Knocknacusha: Nice end to a day out.
muddyboots 2 days ago.
Similar to the other contributors, this is not a single summit day out. I did it after Colly. It's an hour or so with a coffee break. Start at the Ballaghasheen pass (spectacular drive in & out) a...

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HoschIchenheim 2 days ago.
I'm a Hillwalker from the South-West of Germany near the French town of Strasbourg. I'm mainly walking in the Alps, Vosges and Black Forest mountains. So far on two occasions I have been to Kerry,...

  
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Feeling Blue
mcrtchly 2 days ago.
This is one of the most famous mountain views in Norway of the fishing village of Hamn°y, Lofoten islands with Fellshelltinden mountain (428m) in the background. The rust red cottages are old fish...

  
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Meenteog South-East Top: Really...when is a mountain a mountain
muddyboots 2 days ago.
I am sure like many of you, especially simoburn, that the addition of the Arderin Begs while technically needed, added loads more summits to climb. This one is, well, a real hard sell. I was tryin...

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Colly: Double entendre?
muddyboots 2 days ago.
This is a great quick summit- follow the farm track from the end of the road at Coomnaspeara. I met 2 farmers (one on the way up and the other on the descent. There are 2 farmhouses at the end of ...

  
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Shehy More: Try a new approach
muddyboots 2 days ago.
A nice 2 hour 7.5km loop including Shehy More and Loch na mBreac Dearg. The loop starts at W13435 60417 (room 2 cars) and follows a farm track up onto Shehy More. Also for those including Shehy Be...

  
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Meenavally: A pleasant walk to theTower
BigFly 6 days ago.
Lovely pleasant walk

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Keeper Hill from Silvermines (Knockanroe Carpark)
caseyc481 4 days ago.
Wanted to climb Keeper Hill from the Silvermines side. Parked at Knockanroe carpark, walking downhill on fire road unt... walk, Len: 14.9km, Climb: 763m, Area: Keeper Hill, Shannon (Ireland) Keeper H

  
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Ballysitteragh Stroll
Bunsen7 6 days ago.
A short stroll from the Conor Pass carpark. My plans for greater things fell victim to the inclement weather.Simply st... walk, Len: 7.0km, Climb: 340m, Area: An Bhinn Dubh, Brandon Group (Ireland) A

  
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Two Rock Mountain: Red Grouse near the summit.
BarnaneGoat 2 weeks ago.
I climbed here a few days ago from the east along the Dublin Mountains Way. The summit was shrouded in mist and we went astray at one point. I later discovered this was the result of a way marker ...


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