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maclimber
2012-09-10 10:25:10
Tread gently....or not at all!
On a different issue many of the MV regulars will remember last years attempts by a certain member to misrepresent the ongoing pathwork in the Mournes. The recent article in the newsletter (from Mr Walker) lacks balance and a photo from a very long time ago or a section picked to show a minimum of damage....with a biased narrative which implies the lovely heathery scene being ripped apart and unnecessary steps instead...the 2 photo areas are not from the same position so no valid comparison can be made.( the area was landscaped with heather and grass which was badly damaged in the fires but is growing back softening the whole image) If you are , like me 30+ years walking all of these routes in the Mournes and in remote areas doing vegetation surveys etc, the idea that NO erosion was taking place or that its an acceptable side effect of recreational entitlement, is daft. Some management is needed. I admit I do volunteer with MHT and do pathwork for free, like the many people in Mountain Meithal doing the same in Wicklow etc. Its not an easy issue no one likes having to carry out extensive work but if you consider that most of the paths in the Annalong valley were built to carry out quarry work...then repairing these cannot be seen as invasive work....it would be interesting to hear from regular users of the Mournes and those, like me, that live there...Simons own post from a few weeks ago was a considered and balanced comment
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Camaderry South East Top: Steep climb, sorry trail, great views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 10 hours ago.
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Kirikee Mountain: Kirikee from the NW.
simon3 10 hours ago.
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Brockagh Mountain SE Top: Flattish height NW of Laragh with views, boggy paths a
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3, march-fixer 11 hours ago.
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BRANDON HILL - THE QUICK WAY
David-Guenot a day ago.
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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 3 days ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Carrickarede: Island.
sandman 2 days ago.
Carrickarede island is connected to the mainland by the world famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. One of Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions it is operated by the National Trust but unfortun...

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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 3 days ago.
Visited in 2014. There's a sandy beach and a solid pier with slipway and a picnic table facing the mainland. The road from the pier all the way thru the village is a robust concrete one, but it's ...

  
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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep 3 days ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

  
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BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE 2017 - A PEAK-BAGGER'S ROUTE
David-Guenot a day ago.
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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep 3 days ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.

  
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Inishsirrer: Part of a road from the past
magicstep 3 days ago.
There's a salty tidal lake on the island.

  
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ewen
ewen 5 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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