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simon3
2012-10-01 09:12:33
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Perching rock, worthy summits - a question?
On a trip to the Derryveaghs in Donegal you will come across a boulder strewn plain on top of Saggartnadooish E Top. Unlike many summits the rocks are sitting on the ground not embedded in bog. Just as the ice left them 12000 years ago no doubt.

What we didn't know until we measured it was that this boulder of around 2.5m is actually the top by about 1m, not the cairn with the walkers beside it in the background.

Now, the question is this, other than Saggartnadooish the bigger attendant of Saggartnadooish E, where else are there summits where the actual top is a perching boulder? That is a boulder sitting on the surface not significantly embedded into the underlying ground. And if there are others, how many have anything like the size of this one?

Can we also commend Liz50 pictured at the top of the new found summit. Shortly before she had become leader of the ladies summiteers league, that paragon of genteel competition.
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Doonvinalla E Top: Coastal Hill
sandman less than an hour ago.
Easy access from the pier at Portacloy F8395844259 follow the Benwee Loop walk and branch off where appropriate . The photo shows views across towards Benwee Head in the background .

  
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Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman less than an hour ago.
Looking across to Doonvinalla N Top from E Top i decided it was above my pay grade to attempt the summit climb today . But to the right of the photo a route to the top seemingly exists so another ...

  
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Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman less than an hour ago.
The look out post 3 years after my first visit.

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Geevraun Point: Coastal Hill
sandman less than an hour ago.
Located in an area of stunning coastlines this hill does not disappoint . A fantastic linear coastal walk exists from Beldberg Pier to Porturlin Pier well worth the effort but if yo wish to visit ...

  
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Horse Island: Mayo Island
sandman an hour ago.
View of Horse Island from Geevraun Point.

  
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Raheen: Coastal Hill
sandman an hour ago.
The photo shows the Megalithic Tomb adjacent to the summit of this small hill which is an easy accent from the old turf cutting track located at G0018340427.

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Lackan Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman an hour ago.
Arriving close to the location i came across two farmers moving cattle who i asked about Lackan Hill they looked bemused replying you will not find any hills in here so i quickly changed to standi...

  
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Mullaghnacross Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman an hour ago.
You have an option for access to the summit area of this hill either by the farm gate located at G1939433614 or thru the front gate of the house adjacent now thru the front door down the hall and ...

  
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Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman a week ago.
On 26/4/2014 i spent a very enjoyable afternoon walking this area visiting the army observation hut and the stone constructed EIRE marking as part of an addition to the Benwee Head Loop walk but i...

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Pic du Canigou
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
Ascending Catalogna's sacred mountain from the hamlet of Los Masos de Vallmanya, on well-marked trails, with two breaks walk, Len: 24.8km, Climb: 1853m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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Exploration of Wicklow Head from the north.
simon3 2 days ago.
As you will immediately see from the track this was an exploration of what is possible thoroughly exploring various d... walk, Len: 6.6km, Climb: 126m, Area: Brides Hill, Wicklow Coastal Hill (Irelan

  
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The Eagles Rock: A short but sweet scramble
IainT 3 days ago.
One of the few Irish summits that needs the use of hands by the easiest route. Those happy with exposure can get a good airy scramble (grade 2, pushing 3 maybe), by slanting left up an obvious ram...


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