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Hilltop-Harrier
2013-07-11 13:03:02
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Gartan Lake & Staghall
On Tue. 9th July the Hilltop Harrier’s went for a wee trek we headed towards Churchill and as our guide is not with us at the moment we just suss out a hill, park the car and we are off. Tue was a scorcher so we drove down an old hill road past the ruins of the ‘Derryveagh Eviction’ cottage and went for it at 8.30am. We’re not peak ‘baggers’ we’re ramblers and rambling is what we do. Staghall East was our choice. and The important thing I want to say is;we have everything we need with us (except someone who can use the etrex or read a map lol) but on this day the sun was scorching and by 2pm our stock of water was long gone and there was no spring or lake for us to top up. We had flasks for lunch etc. but in order to cool down we had to take refuge under some huge rocks for 10min. They also were very scare, loads of rocks but no big ones. As most of you know it’s extremely out of the ordinary to be looking for water in the mountains but there you are. Anyway I couldn’t believe it I found a discarded antler about 2’+ long so that made it all worthwhile. We left the hill around 4ish, a great day.


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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 3 hours ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 3 hours 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 5 hours ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep 5 hours 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 5 hours ago.
There's a salty tidal lake on the island.

  
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Inishsirrer: Uninhabited except a few sheep.
magicstep 22 hours ago.
I did kayak to the island in 2014. There is a slipway facing the mainland. Lot's of ruined houses. Walking is decent as the island is flat but in places ground is uneven and overgrown, there are o...

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Knockroe: OMG - I forget to check the MV page!
Pepe 2 days ago.
Decided to make a day out of a Dublin-Waterford drive, despite low-hanging cloud. Knockroe wore a misty white cap as I glanced up from the Sculloge Gap carpark. Planning my attack (so I thought), ...

  
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ewen
ewen 2 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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Bleantasour Mountain: A boggy but short ascent route
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Go to the forest entrance at S22452 09704. there is room here for a few cars.Walk down the forest track, crossing a ford and follow the track until you can see open ground.Walk south along the edg...

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A handy way up two western Monavulaghs.
simon3 2 days ago.
Easy access to the ridge.Improved RouteUsing the hard won experience of others and new forest roads we found a relati... walk, Len: 6.5km, Climb: 263m, Area: Bleantasour Mountain, Comeragh Mountains

  
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Milk Hill: Carry on bagging
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Go to the forest entrance at S22452 09704. there is room here for a few cars.Walk down the forest track, crossing a ford and follow the track until you can see open ground.Walk uphill to the summi...

  
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Seefin: Fine day spoilt by Scramblers
ewen 3 days ago.
Started at the Coillte gate at 068145 where there is parking for 2 cars. I then followed the forest road around until the first turn off to the left. This takes you along to the fire break/path at...


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