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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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