Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.

General Whatever you want to say that doesn't fit under the comments about mountains or another forum.
Sort by >

More controls

<< Prev page 1 .. 7 8 9 10 11 12 .. 366 Next page >>
Post details Post   (Expand pics)
Have I become an a.. by BleckCra   (Show all posts)
Having being on so.. by Trailtrekker   (Show all posts)
2015-11-05 15:38:51
Sea trip from Cushendall to Jura/ Islay, Dec
Sea trip from Cushendall to Jura/ Islay, Dec 5th/6th
The following information is being provided for any that might be interested, without any recommendation.

Details and Provisos: All costs and arrangements (transport to and from Cushendall, vessel charter cost per head see below, accommodation, food etc) would have to be borne by each individual/group using their own initiative and research....no package deals offered with this shout-out unfortunately...there are plenty of hotel accommodations and cost efficient self-catering options-mainly on Islay however- for small groups. There is also good provision of B & B's and a few serviced/non-serviced camping locations on both Islay and Jura to cover a fair range of budgets and the hardier souls.

Schedule: Weather permitting, depart Cushendall early on Saturday 5th December depending on tides (will be roughly mid tides then) and returning late-ish on Sunday afternoon. Fully coded vessel (Red Bay Storm Force 8m, fully covered RIB - fast/powerful twin engine passenger vessel) with Red Bay Powerboating.

Costs: £650 for sea travel component to be split pro rata between passengers towards running costs, availability envisaged for 5-7 people which works out quite reasonably for the return trip (spaces limited as per vessel allowances, there may be 3 other passengers who've agreed to join and walk Beinn an Oirr and Beinn Shiantaidh).

Passage time across to Islay/Jura taking approx. 1.5hrs.
Advised to contact Charles Stewart at Red Bay Powerboating (details below) for further info on cost, times etc.

Weather permitting there should be ample time available on Saturday 5th or very early Sunday morning to tackle the Paps, maybe enough time thereafter to visit a distillery if open to public and pick up a Christmas bottle of cheer etc.

Your group members may already have experience of getting around on Islay/Jura so apologies if the following short info is redundant...

Jura (Feolin) is well serviced by local transport services and a ferry to the north of Islay at Port Askaig, with timetabled ferry running at frequent intervals between both islands every day. Good fitness levels advised for trek and climbs. The Paps can be approached from the north of Jura, involving a long trek somewhere between Feolin and Craighouse, or from Craighouse to the south offering a shorter trek of roughly 3 miles. Craighouse is about 8 miles from the ferry at Feolin.

There's no set route planned for the Paps, each to his/her own. Common sense dictates that adults should have good general levels of fitness and ability for trekking/climbing, They can naturally go as individuals for solo efforts, or in small groups provided they employ their group democracy, have appropriate weather gear and adhere to good safety practices throughout. There will be plenty of scree on any of the Paps and slippery slope faces here and there to negotiate if routes aren't given due consideration. Presenting in good time for departure and return sea voyages goes without saying.

Please do not hesitate to contact me on 00353 872462022 for any discussion on basic outline details.
Charles Stewart, Principal and owner of Red Bay Powerboating is the man to talk to for vessel information and about taking bicycles etc.

John Cavanagh
Just like to say w.. by madfrankie   (Show all posts)
Another shot of th.. by Aidy   (Show all posts)
I was thrilled las.. by Aidy   (Show all posts)
Thanks to mountain.. by Aidy   (Show all posts)
Wondering if anyon.. by groe   (Show all posts)
Why .. by simon3   (Show all posts)
Our good friend Pa.. by Dessie1   (Show all posts)

RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS 1 2 3 .. 14 Next page >>
Summit Comment
Barnahowna: Fine-weather photo
bryanmccabe 14 hours ago.
Thought a fine-weather photo of Barnahowna summit was needed!

Summit Summary
Maumtrasna North-East Top: Worth a visit!
Collaborative entry Last edit by: bryanmccabe 15 hours ago.
Maumtrasna NE top, approximately 2km NE of Maumtrasna, is worth a visit in its own right. The most direct access is via the steep ridge up to nearby spot height 542. One possible starting point is...

Summit Comment
Crossderry: Summit No 2 of a fine ridge walk.
hivisibility 16 hours 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...

Ott Mountain to Slieve Meelmore
Aidy a day 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)

Summit Comment
Mothaillín: Fabulous views to the west from the summit.
hivisibility a day ago.
Fine view towards Broghnabinnia and Caher from Mothillín summit.

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...

Summit Comment
Mothaillín: Summit area as seen from Crossderry.
hivisibility a day ago.
Mothillín summit from Crossderry.

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)

Summit Comment
Crossderry: Towards Knocknabreeda and Stumoa Dúloigh
hivisibility a day 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.

Summit Comment
Crossderry: Summit looking East.
hivisibility a day 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

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...

RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS 1 2 3 .. 14 Next page >>