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wicklore
2013-03-01 14:27:41
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Someone loves the fauna, not the flora
On a recent walk of Mangerton I came across this scene at the start of my walk at the northern approach to the mountain where the trail begins that leads up to the Devils Punch Bowl. There is an A4 sheet of paper pasted to a tree overhanging the little stream. The A4 sheet of paper contains a number of images of wildlife and is an advertisement for the services of a wildlife photographer.

As I put on my boots I idly wondered how the person was able to reach across the stream to stick up the poster, as an approach from behind the tree didn’t look feasible. That’s when I took in the wider picture and realised that a number of branches in front of the poster were snapped and hanging down – as if to indicate that someone had put a ladder or board across the stream and leaned on the branches to put up the poster. The poster is up too high to make standing in the stream to put it up unlikely.

Now I accept there could be other explanations, and that’s why I won’t name the photographer, but is it possible that a wildlife photographer might have broken these branches in the process of advertising their wildlife photography? If not, who else might have broken them, right in front of the poster?
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Mangerton: Pictures
billaz3000tm 3 hours ago.
I climbed Mangerton about 2 years ago, but still remember that day very well. Here's some pictures i've shot: http://www.mindaugasbi.blogspot.ie/2015/01/mangerton-mountain.html

  
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Scarr: Echoes of the Past
wicklore 10 hours ago.
Many years ago I worked with a group of young siblings. They were troubled children, and life had dealt them a very poor start in life. Low self-esteem , challenging behaviour & conflict threatene...

  
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Dromavally Mountain: Approach from the south.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 10 hours ago.
Start at Q 614 053, where there are a number of houses and space to park by the side of the road. You will see a track behind an iron gate leading north, beside a farmhouse. (See pic). A friendly,...

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Knocknakilton: Dull hill requires zero effort.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 10 hours ago.
This is simplicity itself as a badly deteriorating track leads almost to the summit and can be driven with care. From the car you merely trek about 100m west and you've on the top, which is totall...

  
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Gob an Iolair: Great views of Glennahoo Valley
Colin Murphy 11 hours ago.
Beenbo was the final stop on a N-S trek starting at Lough Anscaul and taking in Knockmulanane, Cnoc na Bánóige, Banoge North N Top and Slievenagower, Having endured a fairly bleak five hours of hi...

  
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Sliabh na nGabhar: View? What view?
Colin Murphy 11 hours ago.
I'll have to take people's word about the views here, but on the day we did it there was a 100km gale, rain and near zero visibility, as you can probably see in the pic. The summit itself is a qui...

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Knockmulanane: Steep ascent from the east.
Colin Murphy 11 hours ago.
Picture shows a view from the base of the gully on the mountain's steep eastern slope, with the car park beside Lough Anscaul clearly visible.

  
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Knocknabro & Knocknagowan
Onzy a day ago.
Circular route over 2 Arderins east of the Paps and south of walk, Length:12.4km, Climb: 462m, Area: Knocknabro West Top, Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland

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Brown's Hill: In Praise Of A Minor Hill
Aidy a day ago.
I've already commented on Browns Hill so won't go into details of routes etc here. Instead I just wanted to highlight what a great hill this is when weather conditions make getting to larger moun...

  
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PMG Walk 21 - Blackstairs Mountains Walk
simoburn 3 days ago.
PMG Walk 21 - Blackstairs Mountains Walk See blog here: htt walk, Length:37.9km, Climb: 1970m, Area: Blackstairs Mountains (Ireland) Bran Scultair,

  
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Cave Hill: A Gerry McVeigh Film
CaptainVertigo 2 days ago.
If you have any notion of heading up Cave Hill you really need to watch Gerry McVeigh's YouTube film - A Winter's Day on Cave Hill. Now I better tell you that this is ART from beginning to end. It...


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