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Harry Goodman
2011-10-27 16:08:07
Re: Highest Point - Summit or not ?
I have read with interest the various posts re this oft vexed question as to what is and what is not the "highest point" in a county and on balance feel the argument put forward by kierongribbon is one I would share. Whatever may arise in the future, be it a movement of county boundaries or a natural mishap as suggested by ahendorff, I do feel that the "highest point" in a County is just that, and not some lower hill top. Sawel is the higest point in Derry and it shares this with Tyrone. While some argue that the actual high point for Tyrone is some metres from the trig pillar and is therefore a different "highest point", the "jury" is still out on this! This said I have not, apart from Paul Clements book "The height of Nonesense" seen any serious argument for replacing Sawel, or some point on it, with Mullaghclogha as the highest point/hill top in Tyrone. The same applies for Tuskmore SE Cairn and Slieve Anierin (high point/separate hill top). While the debate continues I suggest, to be sure, someone completing the list should take ahendorff's advice and climb both. Maybe what we need are two lists 1. Highest Point in County. 2. Highest hill in County then walkers can do one or other (or both). In short which ever appeals to them. What ever we do keep it simple!
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Torc Mountain W Top: Big brother ....
hivisibility 8 hours ago.
Here's a picture of Torc itself from Torc West Top. Approx 600m between the two summits.

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Barnahowna: Fine-weather photo
bryanmccabe a day ago.
Thought a fine-weather photo of Barnahowna summit was needed!

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Maumtrasna North-East Top: Worth a visit!
Collaborative entry Last edit by: bryanmccabe a day ago.
Maumtrasna NE top, approximately 2km NE of Maumtrasna, is worth a visit in its own right. The most direct access is via the steep ridge up to nearby spot height 542. One possible starting point is...

Ott Mountain to Slieve Meelmore
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Crossderry: Summit No 2 of a fine ridge walk.
hivisibility a day ago.
Here is another view of Crossderry taken from Mothillín. You can see the twin peaks at the summit area. The summit proper is the one on the right. Knocknabreeda in the background.Its pretty rugged...

Glenbeigh to Galway's Bridge
GSheehy 2 days ago.
I?m putting this one up because it was a club walk and I was thinking about the other day. There aren?t too many clu walk, Len: 40.5km, Climb: 917m, Area: Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland)

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Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.
hivisibility 2 days ago.
Fine view towards Broghnabinnia and Caher from Mothillín summit.

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Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10
cave-dweller 4 days ago.
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Peak bagging in The Sperrins in autumn
peter1 3 days ago.
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Mothaillín: Summit area as seen from Crossderry.
hivisibility 2 days ago.
Mothillín summit from Crossderry.

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Crossderry: Towards Knocknabreeda and Stumoa Dúloigh
hivisibility 2 days ago.
The view towards Knocknabreeda fro Crossderry summit. Stumpa Dúloigh in the background. Knocknabreeda summit is located over to the far left of the ridge.

Slieve Foye
Onzy a week ago.
Sunday route over Slieve Foye and along the ridge for a bit... walk, Len: 9.9km, Climb: 439m, Area: Slieve Foye, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) Slie...

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