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BleckCra
2014-01-31 19:21:02
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Bag it and Bin it
Isn't the market a fickle place? It reacts as quickly as your finger in the fire - and all is fair.
Apologies to the South if you don't have the following hillwalking brands but trust me.
Today I exchanged old owls in the woods and the horny black toad for the big smoke - Belfast. No jokes about "smoke" now ....
Mission - to offload a backlog of very old gift vouchers.
My father was a golfer and crestfallen when he was given golf stuff as presents.
"What's the matter with people? If I wanted that, I would have bought it myself ..."
So all these gift vouchers are for hillwalking shops.
Into the city centre and ..........
Bathgate no more, Linwood no more, Methil no more ...... Tiso's no more, Milletts no more, Blacks no more, Surf Mountain no more. At least no more in Belfast.
Some, if not all of these, were at the very leading edge of Hillwalking and Mountaineering equipment.
A world without Graham Tiso's is a world without some outrageously dear kit but also one without the very best, money could buy.
And for today's hillwalker ... ish, what do we have? On the table d'hote menu in Belfast today Sir/Madam we have .... Trespass and Cotswolds.
I have no idea if their stuff is any good. I certainly don't own any of it because what I see is fashionwear for the mountains which is a whole different thing from mountainwear for the mountains.
In the beautiful art of high hillwalking, there has been a freefall dumbing down since I bagged my first Munro in 1990.
In the last few years the suffocation of that spirit has been staggering
I so mourn its passing.
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ewen
ewen 9 hours 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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Knockroe: OMG - I forget to check the MV page!
Pepe 9 hours 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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Gortrumnagh: Drive or Walk
sandman a day ago.
The gravel track at L6133851903 will bring you up to the second quarry workings allowing you to park at L6213651955 and enter the open hillside via a gate just inside the quarry to the left. No si...

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Ballynew: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
Park at L6231659377 opposite a very modern designed house and follow the non tared track and as it turns right go straight up hill thru an old overgrown trail still used by some cattle on there ow...

  
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Murneen: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
With views over Cleggan Harbour this small coastal hill has no access issues. Enter via the access road for the Cleggan Group Water Reservoir at L5989857914 and continue up past the compound and w...

  
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Streamstown East: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
Parking at L6466853750 take the small farm track in by the side of the forest crossing a double gate which was padlocked hand rail the forest on your left and thru a second gate to the summit area...

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Bleantasour Mountain: A boggy but short ascent route
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day 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 a day 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 a day 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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dr_banuska
dr_banuska 2 days ago.
Tyrone based hiker who walks all over but especially in my locals, the Sperrins. Completed the County High Points in 2016 (after 8 years!). Enjoy longer trails as well e.g. did the Moyle Way (Co. ...

  
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Seefin: Fine day spoilt by Scramblers
ewen a day 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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Local 97
marymac 3 days ago.
An abstract Artist, Charles Shaw, said "Real happiness consists in not what we actually accomplish, but what we think we accomplish." I moved house. So my Local 100 changed. The new list includes ...


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