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Colin Murphy
2016-05-12 19:25:30
"Magnificent Bath below, boring hill above" from Colin Murphy Expand pics
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In the footsteps of Peter Gabriel...
In 1977, just after Peter Gabriel split with Genesis he went for a stroll up Solsbury Hill (191m, also known as 'Little Solsbury Hill') to the north of Bath where he had what he described as a 'spiritual experience' that inspired him to write the song named after the hill, which is mostly about breaking away and endings, (he says). Now whether his spiritual experience was religious or chemical in nature, we'll never know, but he really picked the most nondescript uninspiring round bump in the landscape to write a song about. According to a local I met while visiting the beautiful town of Bath, the hill attracts a lot of 'climbers' simply because of the song - eejits like myself. Anyway, if you want to visit, you can actually catch a bus from central Bath which will leave you with a 20 minute stroll up a paved road. Otherwise you can drive almost to the top and climb the last few metres across a gentle, grassy slope. There is a trig pill which is not at the highest point and the views of Bath are pretty good, but if you're looking for inspirational spiritual experiences, better bring some pot with you.
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Inishsirrer: Uninhabited except a few sheep.
magicstep an hour ago.
I did kayak to the island in 2014. There is a slipway facing the mainland. Lot's of ruined houses. Walking is decent as the island is flat but in places ground is uneven and overgrown, there are o...

  
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ewen
ewen a day 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 a day 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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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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Seefin: Fine day spoilt by Scramblers
ewen 2 days 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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Gortrumnagh: Drive or Walk
sandman 2 days 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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Hacha Grande by following my nose.
jackill 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.5km, Climb: 636m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

  
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Derrylahan: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days ago.
As this hill is located in a field covered in gorse bushes the easiest access is via the adjacent land owner. Parking at L6670259115 i was fortunate to bump in to the farmer whose farm yard is loc...

  
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Ballynew: Coastal Hill
sandman 2 days 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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