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Bleck Cra
2008-12-05 00:13:53
Northern Delights
To Captain Wheretogo - Cap I am sorry to hear of your trouble between Dundalk and civilisation (yes folks, the North of Ireland has become civilised. What next?) This idea of getting you into this hellonearth with no warning and not letting you out, is an old Southern Irish trick practised on Northern tourists upcountry when the pubs were closing. This circumstance has been brought about less by our prices up here being lower than yours, than by yours down there being ... how can I put it ...extraordinary! Here a reasonable bottle of Vin de Pays d'Oc can be accessed from Sainbury's for under the equivalent of 3.50 euro - which is why as things stand (if I can put it this way) Pamela Anderson with her kit off couldn't get into Newry right now. They say people are fighting in the Newry shopping centre car parks. No change there.
Not much advice for you and other north venturing track rats - and incidentally Crossmaglen is but a shadow of its former self - a shadow nonetheless. Newry from the dull carriageway is the prob. Cross takes you out around Armagh bearing away from the magical Mournes. You could pick up the Forkhill road out of Dundalk via Camlough - pron Camlow as in keep low which will help offload much of the prob. I am delighted however that Doan and others inspired you to lyricysm and not a little flatulence. Now that your back which was gone is back and my back which also was was gone is now back, perhaps we will collide - best though not as you try to get into the North as I try to get out.


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The Kentmere Round
David-Guenot 4 hours ago.
A nice, easy-going loop walk which takes in 8 Wainwrights. walk, Len: 20.8km, Climb: 1114m, Area: Yoke, Lake District - Eastern Fells (Bri...

  
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Carrig Island: Kerry Island.
sandman 20 hours ago.
The Island is connected to the mainland allowing for vehicle access and out from the coastal walk the island is well farmed it even has its own B/B. The high point of the island is located adjacen...

  
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Mweelrea: Brilliant Mountain, But Demands Respect
Aidy 4 days ago.
I found Mweelrea to be a magnificent mountain, dramatic, rugged, and with amazing views. I would definitely recommend ascending from the Doo Lough side to take in the Ben Lugmore tops and Ben Bury...

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The Langdale Pikes
David-Guenot 4 hours ago.
This route includes the amazing, scary scramble up Pavey Ark via Jake's Rake. A total of 9 Wainwrights bagged along t... walk, Len: 22.1km, Climb: 1117m, Area: Lang How, Lake District - Central & Wes

  
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Slievenashaska: Wild mountain run
Dbosonnet a week ago.
Slievenashaska taken from the Dunkerron ridge. Track 3488 for details

  
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Caora Bhán: Dunkerron ridge run
Dbosonnet a week ago.
Coomnacronia taken from the Dunkerron ridge. Track 3488 for details

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Not mountains, but might interest coast lover
Aidy 2 days ago.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1cedpjs7nwId_STtX9cNIDFoyMnRHtG-I've started a wee project doing photo slideshows on the beaches in Co Donegal. It has unfortunately kept me out of the moun...

  
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Buachaille Etive Mor by night
David-Guenot 4 hours ago.
walk, Len: 15.3km, Climb: 1118m, Area: Buachaille Etive Mor - Stob Dearg, Loch ...

  
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Topped Mountain: Short & simple
Colin Murphy a week ago.
A simple little Binnion to climb (the name Topped 'Mountain' is a bit of a stretch). A gravel path & steps from a carpark will see you reach the top in about 15 minutes, and you won't even need yo...

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Buachaille Etive Beag
David-Guenot 4 hours ago.
walk, Len: 9.2km, Climb: 930m, Area: Buachaille Etive Beag - Stob Coire Raineac...

  
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Crockmulroney: Good summit for Carn-baggers
Colin Murphy a week ago.
A fine hill with a well defined summit and great views. Plenty of parking spots along the R254 directly to the south of the summit. From there it's a relatively simple 1km climb to the top.

  
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Oileán Mhuighinse: Galway Island
sandman a week ago.
For the walkers who may not wish to visit the summit area a photo of same.


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