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David Kirk
2012-02-02 19:49:21
David Kirk
Regarding the debate over the erection of a totally inappropriate wooden bridge over the Fofanny where it joins the Bloody bridge river,I would not like to think that there is a conflict of opinion over the need to protect our ‘great outdoor’ environment. I agree entirely with Kevin about the need to counter the damaging effect that the feet of many people getting out to enjoy the hills can have (I don’t use the phrase ‘too many’ because who is to set a limit on the number, especially youngsters, of people who should be able to enrich their lives in this way).One has just to go on a distance past this wretched bridge, to where the track on the north side of the river approaches the quarries and the saddle, has actually become about seven tracks as walkers try to avoid the mud – creating a ‘track’ about 25 metres wide! Of course the obvious – and delightful - answer, if people would just try it, is not to slavishly follow the boring old tracks – get off them, strike out on your own, and wander at will through the heather and the bogs; it’s so much more fun – and you spread the load! However assuming most ‘adventurers’ won’t do this then there is going to be an increasing need for the creation and maintenance of proper pitched paths – and those who do this work are to be commended. However this bridge has nothing to do with landscape conservation; it is a piece of ‘health and safety’ idiocy instigated by someone trying to build his/her own career. How many hundreds of thousands of people, from children to pensioners, have made this (shallow) river crossing over the past, say 50, years with no mishap worse than a wet foot. Even if they get a wet arse – so what? That’s what the great outdoors is all about!
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Summit Summary
Doughruagh South Top: Twin of Doughruagh main top
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 a day ago.
Located behind Kylemore Abbey, it has been reported that access from the grounds is no longer allowed. It is possible to park in a small lay-by at L77637 58711 and walk approx 30m along the road t...

  
Summit Summary
Currywongaun: Rough and Rocky
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 a day ago.
Park off road in a small lay-by at L72134 59157 and ascend the spur in a roughly Easterly direction to the summit. Usually climbed en-route to its larger neighbor Doughraugh.

  
Summit Summary
Doughruagh: Rocky summit with access issues from Kylemore Abbey
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 a day ago.
Located behind Kylemore Abbey, it has been reported that access from the grounds is no longer allowed. It is possible to park in a small lay-by at L77637 58711 and walk approx 30m along the road t...

Summit Summary
Raghtin More: The smallest Inishowen Arderin
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 2 days ago.
The easiest approach is to park at Urrismenagh viewpoint carpark C317 443 and follow the track to its highest point. From here you can avoid Crockmain and carry on towards Raghtin More to the Nort...

  
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Forbidden Keadeen
CaptainVertigo 2 days ago.
Please DO NOT attempt to gain access to Keadeen from the road by following my route. The owner, who is a very decent ... walk, Len: 7.2km, Climb: 487m, Area: Keadeen Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland

  
Summit Summary
Crockmain: An uninspiring summit with great views
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 2 days ago.
The easiest approach is to park at Urrismenagh viewpoint carpark C317 443 and follow the track to its highest point before heading north over heather to the summit. Alternatively from Mamore Gap c...

Track
Meentog South East Top
Onzy 3 days ago.
Route to Meentog SET from west. Parking is in a farmyard (with permission) and a helpful track leads up to around 540m walk, Len: 4.1km, Climb: 336m, Area: Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland)

  
Summit Summary
Knocknanacree: Views to Slieve Mish and the Dingle Peninsula
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 2 days ago.
Summit can be approached from the West by parking near Minard Castle V556 992 and following a rough track uphill past a quarry and onto the summit ridge.A shorter steeper approach is possible from...

  
Summit Summary
Teeromoyle Mountain: A summit in the middle of a classic Horseshoe walk
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 2 days ago.
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Bruse Hill: Bruse
Nekarsulm 3 days ago.
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Track
Doolieve
caiomhin 6 days ago.
walk, Len: 3.5km, Climb: 48m, Area: Doolieve, South Cork (Ireland) Doolieve

  
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Irish Times - Post Mortem on Hillwalker
CaptainVertigo 5 days ago.
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