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Slieve Lamagan in the Mournes. No redeeming features. In fact no features. At all. So, just like Newry. On the road to somewhere better.
I see the dead hand of the Mourne Heritage Trust - their latest oeuvre slashing across the mountain like God was from the Gorbals. Best avoided. The old track is good.

My handle on what is fashion on the hills has clearly come unstuck. Briefly I got entangled in a frantic buzz that turned out to be the Mourne Marathon.
What's with the tight shorts and the socks your great Grandfather would have worn?
Everywhere - like extras from a Bavarian sausage commercial.
And another what's with - what's with the maps 'round the necks?
(Now I know a very, very, very, very important person on the website carries his maps thusly and for the sake of brotherhood and bonhomie I shall call it an idiosyncrasy rather than the hallmark of a mad scout leader or junior Geography teacher.)
But what's with it? These are mountain people, marathon people - and continually looking at it like it might suddenly change into to a 1-inch-to-the-mile of the moon.

A friend from Facebook and this site advised me the other day that a mate of his was taking one of his issue and the dog into the Mournes and enquired where would be better places to let the animal loose. C'est a dire nowhere near the sheep.
I gave him a list of options, every square inch of which today seemed to be bagged by sheep - so I hope his mate is not now currently picking lead shot out of the critter's be-hind.
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Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen 4 days ago.
Walked to Farbreague from Arderin. There is a track that some kind soul has marked with sticks and ribbon. When I say track, it is really a worn down trough in the bog.The multicoloured pipe at th...

  
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Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
This oddly named hill is more a very minor heathery bump incorporated into the system of tracks laid out by the Wicklow Mountains National Park. It can be reached from any of the western car-parks...

  
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Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen 5 days ago.
Did from the Wicklow gap car park following track 2378.This starts immediately opposite the top entrance to the car park next to the main road. 5 days before there had been snow but now the path w...

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Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy 6 days ago.
Me and my Dad climbed this from the farm track off the Graiguenamanagh-Instioge road on 26/11/16. Right after we got out of the car, we were faced with the dilemma of whether to go straight ahead ...

  
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Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views
Fergal Meath 6 days ago.
Low lying cloud/mist/fog discouraged me from putting the effort into going up Nephin today. On the way home I parked at the start of the Croaghmoyle service road and followed it past a wind turbin...

  
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Slieve Binnian - more track work ?
gernee 4 days ago.
Revisited Slieve Binnian for the first time in years on Friday - frost underfoot, blue skies and rolling mist contributed to a great walk, despite disappointment at seeing some of the track work u...

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ewen
ewen 4 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.

  
Summit Comment
Ben of Howth: Loop walk starting from Howth Harbour
Joshua3 6 days ago.
There is a nice loop walking signposted from Howth Harbour taking in the cliff path, summit and going close to the top of the Ben. The Black Linn walk is about 8 km and comfortably completed in un...

  
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Binnian-Lamagan Loop
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 23.1km, Climb: 1364m, Area: Wee Binnian, Mourne Mountains (Ireland) ...

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Spelga Loop
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 12.7km, Climb: 739m, Area: Pigeon Rock Mountain, Mourne Mountains (I...

  
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Carrigroe: Sea of cloud
Kennyj 6 days ago.
Unusual low cloud today heading towards Carrigroe

  
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Stags of Broadhaven (central): Climbing
IainMiller a week ago.
The Archipelago of the Stags of Broadhaven are a group of five steep rock islands with Teach Dónal ÓCléirigh rising to a height of 97m above the atlantic. The Stags live about 2.5km north of the c...


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