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padodes
2008-03-06 18:12:26
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A prelude to "development"?
No. What is shown in the photo is not a major addition to our national road network. At least, I don’t think so. It’s one of the first segments of the Wicklow Way at Kilmashogue, in Dublin. The trees around have been felled and this promising highway, beyond the apparent needs of even the largest forestry vehicles, now stretches its long and majestic tentacle up the side of the hill. With a fine view over the City, a short commute away, I can well imagine how tempting it must be to “developers”, notwithstanding the present downturn in the housing market. Close to the car park at Kilmashogue, I saw a note nailed to a tree recently, inviting people to give their support to a local group fighting an attempt to turn the adjacent golf course into a “development”. With Dublin’s creeping urbanisation putting growing pressure on all the hills and valleys to the south, I wonder how long more the Dublin section of the Wicklow Way can hold out against this steady cementing-over of nature.
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Summit Comment
Illanmaster: Watching Over.
sandman 12 hours ago.
This hill watches over Illanmaster Island and although its summit is nothing of note its cliffs are fantastic. As described previously this can be part of a coastal walk or for direct accent park ...

  
Track
Mweelrea Mt via Ben Lugmore
marzka 12 hours ago.
A very nice walk with amazing views and small bit of scrambling which can be avoided.Dificulty: Medium- ascending via... walk, Len: 13.4km, Climb: 1111m, Area: Ben Lugmore East Top, Mweelrea Mountain

  
Summit Comment
Corraduff Hill: Coastal Hill
sandman 23 hours ago.
Corraduff Hill as seen from the Benwee Loop Walk.

Track
Bencorrbeg - Binn an Choire and Binn Dubh
marzka 12 hours ago.
Very nice walk with a bit of scrambling.And this GPS track involve that mentioned part of scrambling - but if you want... walk, Len: 10.4km, Climb: 944m, Area: Bencorrbeg, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Benco

  
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Benwee NE Head: Coastal Hill
sandman 23 hours ago.
It is easy to reach the area i took the photo from just a slight detour off the Benwee Loop Walk F8220244947 it is the next bit that the problem arises. Definitely an Ian Miller summit.

  
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Teermoyle and Been Hill
marzka 13 hours ago.
Very nice walk with goregous views.Dificulty: Medium- a bit wet terrain, mostly grassy- some small part of walk on th... walk, Len: 13.2km, Climb: 843m, Area: Keamconneragh, Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Irel

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Doonvinalla W Top: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
The Stags of Broad Haven just one of the fantastic photo opportunities from this summit which is easily accessed from the Benwee Loop Walk the easy option from the pier at Portacloy F8395844259.

  
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Mangerton via Stoompa and Horses Glen
marzka 13 hours ago.
Lovely walk with stunning views.Dificulty: Medim- wet terrain as crossing the Owgariff river- very steepy descending w... walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 673m, Area: Stoompa, Mangerton (Ireland) Stoompa, M

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla E Top: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
Easy access from the pier at Portacloy F8395844259 follow the Benwee Loop walk and branch off where appropriate . The photo shows views across towards Benwee Head in the background .

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Carrauntoohil via central guy and dawn via oshea-gully WINTER WALK
marzka 14 hours ago.
This is a winter climb, therefore the winter equipment is needed and extra time should be added while planning that r... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 779m, Area: Carrauntoohil, MacGillycuddy's Reeks (Ir

  
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Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
Looking across to Doonvinalla N Top from E Top i decided it was above my pay grade to attempt the summit climb today . But to the right of the photo a route to the top seemingly exists so another ...

  
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Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
The look out post 3 years after my first visit.


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