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Colin Murphy
2008-07-02 11:10:09
Can't see the trees for the wood
Whatever one's view on the presence of sprawling conifer plantations that 'adorn' so many Irish mountains, the devastated landscape left behind when they are harvested has to be even worse in terms of sheer ugliness. For example much of the plantation to the NE side of the road overlooking Lough Tay in Wicklow has now been hacked down. The approach from Sally Gap to one of Wicklow's most beautiful spots is now scarred with a lifeless post-apocalyptc-type expanse of felled, rotting tree limbs. Passing it recently I noticed no new saplings had been planted and no attempt had been made to spare the scenery eg surely they could have left a narrow band of trees along the roadside to block the offending devastation behind. But then, considering the state's appalling record on protecting our scenic areas, a simple idea like that is probably beyond their imagination.
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Track
Route to Claggan NE Top
Onzy 12 hours ago.
walk, Len: 8.0km, Climb: 2m, Area: Claggan Mountain NE Top, North Mayo (Ireland...

  
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Slievemore Circuit
Onzy 12 hours ago.
Route over Slievemore descending over rough grouns to the SE for variety. walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 639m, Area: Slievemore, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Sliev...

  
Summit Comment
Farbreague: from Arderin
ewen 6 days ago.
Walked to Farbreague from Arderin. There is a track that some kind soul has marked with sticks and ribbon. When I say track, it is really a worn down trough in the bog.The multicoloured pipe at th...

Track
Onzy 12 hours ago.

  
Summit Comment
Tonelagee: Fore!!!
ewen a week ago.
Did from the Wicklow gap car park following track 2378.This starts immediately opposite the top entrance to the car park next to the main road. 5 days before there had been snow but now the path w...

  
Summit Comment
Brandon Hill: Grand on Brandon!
MountainBoy a week ago.
Me and my Dad climbed this from the farm track off the Graiguenamanagh-Instioge road on 26/11/16. Right after we got out of the car, we were faced with the dilemma of whether to go straight ahead ...

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Robber's Pass Hill: Minor heathery lump. Overcivilised and underwhelming.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 4 days ago.
This oddly named hill is more a very minor heathery bump incorporated into the system of tracks laid out by the Wicklow Mountains National Park. It can be reached from any of the western car-parks...

  
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Croaghmoyle: Easy walk up to great views
Fergal Meath a week ago.
Low lying cloud/mist/fog discouraged me from putting the effort into going up Nephin today. On the way home I parked at the start of the Croaghmoyle service road and followed it past a wind turbin...

  
Track
Onzy 12 hours ago.

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Ben of Howth: Loop walk starting from Howth Harbour
Joshua3 a week ago.
There is a nice loop walking signposted from Howth Harbour taking in the cliff path, summit and going close to the top of the Ben. The Black Linn walk is about 8 km and comfortably completed in un...

  
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Carrigroe: Sea of cloud
Kennyj a week ago.
Unusual low cloud today heading towards Carrigroe

  
Forum: General
Slieve Binnian - more track work ?
gernee 6 days ago.
Revisited Slieve Binnian for the first time in years on Friday - frost underfoot, blue skies and rolling mist contributed to a great walk, despite disappointment at seeing some of the track work u...


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