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simon3
2014-05-22 09:41:06
"Path under trees with orange colouring." from simon3 Expand pics
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Request from Ordnance Survey for hints.
Currently OSi are working on 1:25,000 mapping for the Dublin Mountains/ Wicklow area. They are proposing 3 double sided maps covering the area. They have taken on board comments made over the years about the accuracy of the 1:50,000 maps in some respects. So for example they are planning to improve forest track coverage.

The way they are doing this starts with air-photography. With high quality coverage much of the mapping can be at least started using this method. However they are very much looking for suggestions or hints from MountainViews members (and anyone else) for assistance in clarifying detail.

They are prepared to put in well established paths some of which are not so obvious, for example those in forests perhaps not on the main driveable forest roads.

MountainViews has a growing repository of GPS tracks created by walkers and OSi is interested in using information from these. Of course, tracks shared on MountainViews are a record of where people went, not necessarily on publishable paths. There has never been any suggestion from MV that raw GPS tracks are directly and immediately useful. Nevertheless in the words from OSi ".. if members of Mountainviews could provide links as per the Camaderry example below it would assist Osi to drive us to areas that require clarity of track and trails .."

So what is required is references to tracks in the Dublin Mountains/ Wicklow area with descriptions of relevant sections of interest. Comments could mention interesting sections like the path below or pieces of GPS track that confirm forest roads.

Camaderry Example You can approach Camaderry from the east and there is a handy little shortcut near the start through trees. Take a look at http://mountainviews.ie/track/2087/ The shortcut starts at about T11573 97371 and joins a forest road at around T11764 97060 (Incidentally, this path is shown on Open Street Map). It would probably be invisible from air photos.

So we are looking for volunteers to comment on GPS tracks. You can send information in to us (group@mountainviews.ie) and we will forward it to OSi.

For the above example, the information required would say

Location: Eastern approaches to Camaderry.
Feature: Walking only path through trees from around T11573 97371 joining a forest road at around T11764 97060.
MV Track illustrating the route: http://mountainviews.ie/track/2087/

Note: The Ordnance Survey of course take responsibility for what they put on maps, however anything we provide should be accurate.
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Camaderry South East Top: Steep climb, sorry trail, great views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 4 hours ago.
There's a number of ways to reach the top such as starting from the main, paying, carpark near the Glendalough lake at around T1115 9635. Going straight up from here more or less north there is an...

  
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Kirikee Mountain: Kirikee from the NW.
simon3 4 hours ago.
From the ridge south of Derrybawn there is this NW view of Kirikee.Courtesy of siteviewer_comreg.ie we can find the owner of this mast: Three Ireland.The amusing conjunction with the cairn below t...

  
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Brockagh Mountain SE Top: Flattish height NW of Laragh with views, boggy paths a
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3, march-fixer 5 hours ago.
Situated at the south eastern tip of a spur from Tonelagee it therefore commands wonderful views out over Laragh to the south east and Glenmacnass valley and waterfall to the north. Glendalough is...

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BRANDON HILL - THE QUICK WAY
David-Guenot a day ago.
A steep but quick ascent along the forestry on rocky terrain, along what I believe has been dug as a firebreak rather ... walk, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 305m, Area: Brandon Hill, South Midlands (Ireland) B

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

  
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Carrickarede: Island.
sandman 2 days ago.
Carrickarede island is connected to the mainland by the world famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. One of Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions it is operated by the National Trust but unfortun...

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

  
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BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE 2017 - A PEAK-BAGGER'S ROUTE
David-Guenot a day ago.
walk, Len: 34.1km, Climb: 1629m, Area: Black Rock Mountain, Blackstairs Mountai...

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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep 3 days 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 3 days ago.
There's a salty tidal lake on the island.

  
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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.


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