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PARK CLOSED INDEFINITELY
The longer I remain on this planet, the fewer things I find to keep me here. I am in no rush to go mind, but I imagine that when I do, I shall not be troubled with what I leave behind.
In particular, I shall never come to terms with the demise of commonsense, the most important faculty bequeathed all living-surviving creatures.
What we have allowed ourselves to do is be bamboozled by so much tosh that tosh itself has almost become the new commonsense - and real commonsense has been consigned to the scrap heap.
So in my view, today was one of the greatest victories for commonsense the planet has ever seen.
First..., that the traffic cone is to remain on Wellington's heid in Glasgow and second ....., that a National Park in the Mournes has been shelved. Not parked (as in paved paradise) or reconstituted - but shelved. Returned to its small asylum cell where I trust it will see out its remaining years.
And better than that, we were able to hear The Mourne Heritage Trust get its big nose rubbed in it, courtesy of Good Morning Ulster featuring at Spelga Dam. The thing has been dumped because those with commonsense don't want it. Still, the Mourne Heritage Trust hopes that it will be exhumed and by then there will be a more "informed" debate. The arrogance is breathtaking - that any party in opposition to the silly plan, is ill informed - but when asked by the interviewer if it is just that people need to be better informed, the MHT regroups, remembers its raison d'etre and thinks it would actually rather see things "in practice" - like it and other zealots would be able to just blunder on with busy-work, wasteful, pointless jobs in the Mournes. I bet it would.
Anyway - National Park in the Mournes - good riddance to it and all views that sail in it. Would that there were more good riddances.


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Slieve Binnian: New developments
Mrswoodlands 10 hours ago.
Climbed Binnion from the Carrick Little car park yesterday. We went up the Mourne wall as described by other contributers. While hugging the wall, as described, we noted a clear track not previous...

  
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Central Dingle Quartet from Anascaul
Bunsen7 2 days ago.
Follow the track from Anascaul lake car park northwards up onto the mountain plateau.Track leads northwards from lake... walk, Len: 15.8km, Climb: 949m, Area: Stradbally Mountain, Central Dingle (Ire

  
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Bog and rough ground.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 3 days ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit of Seefin Mountain East top.Follow the track on downhill from the cres...

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Seefin South-East Top: Seefin South East Top is easily visited
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 3 days ago.
Seefin South East Top is easily visited from the track leading to Seefin Mountain East Top and Seefin Mountain West Top which starts st R66276 16811. Just follow the track to R65202 17892 from whe...

  
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Pic du Midi d'Ossau
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
The idea came from my 60-year-old, freshly retired neighbour, as we and some other members of the local badminton club m walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 1353m, Area: France, Nouvelle-Aquitaine ()

  
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Carnaween: The visitors book box near the summit
Aidy a week ago.
Just wanted to show the brilliantly constructed little box which contains the visitors book. It was too wet and windy on my visit to take it out and risk ruining it. A few shafts of light breaking...

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Seefin Mountain E Top: Up the old bog road.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: melohara 3 days ago.
Car park space at R66276 16811. Over or around the gate and head uphill on a good track that crosses the hill near the summit.On the crest of the hill the summit cairn is over a wall to your right...

  
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Carnaween: Bad Weather Adding Drama To Great Views
Aidy a week ago.
I used the commonly taken route from Disert Graveyard (worth a visit in its own right) over ground that was alternatively boggy or pretty steep. It was freezing cold in these parts, with a strong ...

  
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Pic Rouge de Bassiès
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
This was the first of the two big hikes I did in the Pyrenees in summer 2016. Hiking in the summer often means a sunny d walk, Len: 16.3km, Climb: 1342m, Area: France, Midi-Pyr?n?es ()

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Corrin: A family stroll.
David-Guenot a week ago.
Climbed this hill in November 2014, with a friend who used to live in the area. Starting at the Coillte car park, we did a nice loop on the forest paths, circling around the hill in an anticlockwi...

  
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Luggala: Fancy View from White Hill
davsheen 2 weeks ago.
Autumn's evening view across to Luggala/Fancy from White Hill on route down from Djouce using the Wicklow Way boardwalk section.

  
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MV Mountain Gathering 2017
Onzy 5 days ago.
Always a great night ... all welcome.


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