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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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Birreencorragh South Top: National Monument
Barry 2 hours ago.
May be worth noting that the summit cairn here, as described at IG02437 03060 below is a National Monument - must be remains of an ancient burial cairn or boundary marker perhaps. There's another...

  
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Project Mountain Goat - Final Stats / MV on F
simoburn 10 hours ago.
Hey all, I hope people have been having a safe time in the hills over the last few weeks. It does feel like there has been a few rescues and incidents over the past month. Any how, for those inter...

  
Track
South West Iveragh
Onzy 23 hours ago.
Roue over Eagles Hill and Mullaghbeg starting from partking walk, Length:12.9km, Climb: 575m, Area: Eagles Hill, Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland) Eagle

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Aroher Hill: Lough Avoher
Barry a day ago.
Whatever about any local name for this hill, I'm fairly certain that it's Lough Avoher or Loch a' Bhothár - the lough of the road (Bangor Trail road). Check the OS Six inch for spelling.

  
Forum: General
Carrauntoohils height - MV says 1038.591m
jackill a day ago.
Although Peter would have you believe that me swinging from the cross possibly broke it, some of what he says is actually true. The summit has been surveyed on 2 occasions by Mountainviews using ...

  
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Coum Country North of Sneem
Onzy 2 days ago.
A route from north of Sneem in Iveragh taking in four VLs; C walk, Length:13.9km, Climb: 915m, Area: Coomnacronia, Dunkerron Mountains (Ireland) Coom

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RE:GPS downloads
Dessie1 a day ago.
Hi Astrofizz, I recently had the same issue with track downloads and I had to use internet explorer 11 (not chrome) and re-download the communicator plug-in, then open MV in chrome and make sure y...

  
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Coomura Mountain: Source of the River Inny
Onzy 2 days ago.
When I was planning a route taking in Coomura Mountain followed by Knockmoyle, I was a little concerned about Simon3's comment about the navigational challenge presented by the ground around the '...

  
Track
Survey of part of the Galtys
jackill 2 days ago.
A quick route up and down the western part of the Galty ridg walk, Length:11.9km, Climb: 736m, Area: Monabrack, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Monabrack,

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john_gavin 2 days ago.
Just started getting interested in hillwalking. I like doing hills that are not too high/challenging but you get a great buzz when completed. I don't want anything too technical where you need rea...

  
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Survey of Barnafaddock
jackill a week ago.
A walk across mostly farmland although Barnafaddock itself i walk, Length:5.8km, Climb: 168m, Area: Ireland, 46 m E from your Home Location ()

  
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Ballinastraw: Up a gum tree.
simon3 2 days ago.
Near parking for the eastern approach to this summit at T2108 9183 there is an area of planting of Eucaplyptus trees. Most probably these are the remnants of experimental planting described in an...


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