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brenno
2008-12-04 15:17:16
Coastal walks
MV is a fantastic resource for all us walkers - and the extension of the site to peaks below 500 metres is a very welcome development. But here is another suggestion which would expand the site and make it, I believe, even more usefl to walkers.

Because of the altitude cutoff point, MV does not include any coastal walks unless they are like Slieve League where there is a mountain right on the coastline. All of us on our holidays in Ireland have probably walked sections of the coast which don't involve mountain peaks - one example is last summer I took my kids walking along the cliffs on the north coast if Clare Island.
And for another example in in the greater Dublin area we have decent coastal walks like the circuit of Howth Head (full circuit almost 8 miles) and the Bray-Greystones cliff walk. Walking World Ireland magazine also carried coastal routes which involve significant distanxces even if they don't involve a lot of altitute. I'm sure MV members in all the coastal counties would be able to suggest good coastal walks in their own areas - these could maybe included in another link "coastal routes" in the walks section.
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