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The Devil's Ladder.. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all posts)
2015-09-03 15:17:42
'Approved' Routes
It would be almost impossible to designate approved or recommended walking routes in Ireland on official maps without the landowner's permission. In general in Ireland, unlike most other European countries, there is no assumed public access to upland areas nor are there many public footpaths. Most paths and tracks shown on OSI maps have only been mapped from aerial photographs and no public access should be assumed.

The National Trails Office (Sport Council) has designated and mapped nearly 800 accredited walks/trails (see http://www.irishtrails.ie/Home/) but most of these tend to be lowland walks. All of these trails have been developed with the support and agreement of the landowners along the line of the route. Publishing a route without the cooperation of the landowner can cause friction, as was the case in Sligo a few years ago with Andy 'Bull McCabe' McSharry.

Because of the access issues in Ireland and the potential for litigation, I think that MV should not go down the road of suggesting recommended routes. User's GPS tracks I see as OK because the website already has a disclaimer to the effect: "Users are reminded that tracks shown here are a record of where a member went. It is up to you to ensure that your route is appropriate for you and your party to follow bearing in mind safety or weather conditions or access permission."
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Crossderry: Summit No 2 of a fine ridge walk.
hivisibility a few minutes ago.
Here is another view of Crossderry taken from Mothillín. You can see the twin peaks at the summit area. The summit proper is the one on the right. Knocknabreeda in the background.Its pretty rugged...

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Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.
hivisibility 21 hours ago.
Fine view towards Broghnabinnia and Caher from Mothillín summit.

Ott Mountain to Slieve Meelmore
Aidy 21 hours ago.
Started at the Ott/Blue Quarry car park on the Moyad Road, and took a route taking in six summits, going over Ott Mou... walk, Len: 10.9km, Climb: 730m, Area: Ott Mountain, Mourne Mountains (Ireland)

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Mothaillín: Summit area as seen from Crossderry.
hivisibility 21 hours ago.
Mothillín summit from Crossderry.

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Crossderry: Towards Knocknabreeda and Stumoa Dúloigh
hivisibility 21 hours ago.
The view towards Knocknabreeda fro Crossderry summit. Stumpa Dúloigh in the background. Knocknabreeda summit is located over to the far left of the ridge.

Glenbeigh to Galway's Bridge
GSheehy a day ago.
I?m putting this one up because it was a club walk and I was thinking about the other day. There aren?t too many clu walk, Len: 40.5km, Climb: 917m, Area: Glenbeigh Horseshoe (Ireland)

Forum: General
Cable Car to the Hellfire Club - 20/10
cave-dweller 3 days ago.
Hello, There is a meeting being held in the Yellow House Pub in Rathfarnham in Dublin 14 tomorrow night at 8 pm about some proposed "redevelopments" in and around the Hellfire Club/Montpelier Hill...

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Crossderry: Summit looking East.
hivisibility 21 hours ago.
Summit of Crossderry with view back towards Mothillín.There are 2 similar heights at the summit area. The summit is the one nearest the Eastern Reeks.

Peak bagging in The Sperrins in autumn
peter1 2 days ago.
Again, the use of a mountain bike is highly recommended for this route, if you are a solo walker. I left my bike in a... walk, Len: 16.2km, Climb: 1048m, Area: Mullaghclogha, Sperrin Mountains (Irela

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Stumpa Dúloigh SE Top: Fine views to the East...
hivisibility 21 hours ago.
The view to Knocknabreeda, Crossderry and Mothillín as seen from the aooroach to Stúmpa Dúloigh SE Top. Torc in the centre with Mangerton rising over to the right.

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Knocknabreeda: View of Carrauntoohil from the summit.
hivisibility 22 hours ago.
Carrauntoohil from Knocknabreeda summit.

Forum: General
Quad bikers in the Mournes
mcrtchly 2 weeks ago.
Whilst out in the Mournes on Sunday 2nd Oct, at about 8.30am we were shocked to see a group of half a dozen quad bikers powering up the track from the Banns Road towards Lough Shannagh (below Doan...

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