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david kirk
2009-01-21 19:15:21
"Bad old days in Mourne" from david kirk Expand pics
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Oops!
Sorry, I seem to have been a bit hard on the good Padodes over the removal of his/her mountain of rubbish - didn't realise it was a mega-pile, the result of years of garbage-vandalism - certainly not a job for one person. We had a similar problem some years ago in the Mournes where the army had to be recruited to helicopter out abandoned cars, bits of tractors and a spread of other disgusting stuff - abandoned it must be said, not by walkers but by 'locals' - from Piece's Bog, one of the most atmospheric places in the area. This could be the answer to Wicklore's pictureof the rusty car. Military finances permitting, with a bit of sweet talking the removal of such things could be used as a training exercise for helicopter crews.
In the Mournes also there is an annual 'clean-up' organised with school-kids provided with bin-bags and sent to scour the most popular routes under supervision.
But at the end of the day, for every goon who leaves litter, there are a hundred who abhor it, and if they just leave a bit of space in their sacs and lift and take away anything they come across, litter need never be left to lie there for more than a few days.
On another topic, Big-Foot's suggestion that parking at the Silent Valley is a good base for walking the the Mourne Wall, it is an excellent location but I think you need special permission from the Water Service to park overnight - certainly this was the case some years ago. Although our troubles seem to be over, there is still nervousness regarding such strategic facilities as Belfast's water supply!


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Scarr ridge from Trooperstown Carpark
simon3 a day ago.
A different place to start from to reach Scarr with a lot of car-parking. Return uses Wicklow Way in part. walk, Len: 14.2km, Climb: 498m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Scarr

  
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Near Ring Hill, Shannon (Ireland)
mlmoroneybb 5 days ago.
Caption walk, Len: 1.3km, Climb: 158m, Area: Ring Hill, Shannon (Ireland) Ring Hill

  
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Topped Mountain: Short & simple
Colin Murphy 5 days ago.
A simple little Minion 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 you...

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Caora Bhán: Dunkerron ridge run
Dbosonnet 4 days ago.
Coomnacronia taken from the Dunkerron ridge. Track 3488 for details

  
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Crockmulroney: Good summit for Carn-baggers
Colin Murphy 5 days 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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Near Lough Curra Mtn, Galty Mountains (Ireland)
mlmoroneybb 5 days ago.
Sunday A walk started at Cush carpark taking in the soldier?s hole, Saunder?s Lodge, the grassey Knol, ice road. Lou walk, Len: 13.2km, Climb: 1000m, Area: Lough Curra Mtn, Galty Mountains (Irela

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Oileán Mhuighinse: Galway Island
sandman 5 days ago.
For the walkers who may not wish to visit the summit area a photo of same.

  
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Oileán Mhuighinse: Galway Island
sandman 5 days ago.
The walk from the car parked at L7692629281 on the graveyard road to the high point is short but out from the public road it is entirely on private property . Access via the gate up to the small c...

  
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Slievenashaska: Wild mountain run
Dbosonnet 4 days ago.
Slievenashaska taken from the Dunkerron ridge. Track 3488 for details

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Into The Coum(eragh)'s
GSheehy 5 days ago.
The forecast was for heat, so I said I?d have an early start. Down to the base layer by the time I got to The Gap at ... walk, Len: 27.2km, Climb: 1226m, Area: Coumfea West Top, Comeragh Mountains (I

  
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Eanach Mheáin: Galway Island
sandman 5 days ago.
Connemara Island Golf Course is a nine hole course located on this island and just inside its entrance at L9080830893 is the 11th/17th hole where the natural high point is adjacent to the ladies t...

  
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Lettercallow: Coastal Hill
sandman 5 days ago.
By parking at L8760028966 you can walk on to open hillside with no access issues . A gentle accent to the summit area which unlike its nearest neighbour has no seating arrangements for the visitor...


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