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The Bibliography. Information for books on Irish mountains and hillwalking.
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Airey, Alan Irish Hill Days 1937 >>
Andrews, J. H. Paper Landscape, A 1975 >>
Bardwell, Sandra, Helen Fairbairn & Gareth McCorma Walking in Ireland 1999 >>
Barry Dalby The Wicklow Way (Map Guide) 1993 >>
Booth, Frank The Independent Walker's Guide to Ireland 1999 >>
Boydell, Herman & McCarthy Walk Guide: East of Ireland 1991 >>
Boyle, Ken & Orla Bourke Wicklow Way, The 1990 >>
Butterfield, Irvine High Mountains of Britain and Ireland, The 1986 >>
Clements, E. D. The Hewitts and Marilyns of Ireland 1997 >>
Clements, Paul Height of Nonsense, The 2005 >>
Coleman, J. C. Mountains of Killarney, The 1948 >>
Corcoran, Kevin Kerry Walks 1992 >>
Corcoran, Kevin West Cork Walks 1991 >>
Corcoran, Kevin West of Ireland Walks 1997 >>
Dalby, Barry The Wicklow Way Map Guide 1993 >>
Davey, Bernard Bernard Davey's Mourne 1999 >>
Davey, Bernard BERNARD DAVEY'S MOURNES 1999 >>
de Courcy, John W. "Mountains and Summits shown on maps before AD 1700" (articl 2005 >>
Dillon, Paddy Mountains of Ireland, The 1992 >>
Dillon, Paddy Complete Ulster Way Walks, The 1999 >>
Dillon, Paddy Ulster Way, The 199? >>
Dillon, Paddy Exploring the South of Ireland 1998 >>
Dillon, Paddy Connemara 2001 >>
EastWest Mapping Wicklow Way Walks 1998 >>
Fairbairn, Helen Northern Ireland: A Walking Guide 2006 >>
Fairbairn, Helen Ireland's Best Walks - A Walking Guide 2014 >>
Fairbairn, Helen Ireland's Adventure Bucket List, Great Outdoor Experiences 2018 >>
Fewer, Michael Wicklow Way, The 1998 >>
Flanagan, David & Creagh, Richard Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way 2016 >>
Flowerdew, Michael, P.J. McKeever & J.D. Smyth Explore Series Unkn >>
 
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Butterfield, Irvine High Mountains of Britain and Ireland, The
 
Publisher: Baton Wicks Publications Published: 1986 Last revision: 2004 Added by simon3
Peter Walker
2017-10-14 17:20
Long out of print, but well worth seeking out by the serious hillwalker (especially if they visit Britain as well as Ireland), this is a gloriously impractical guide to all of the 3000ft mountains and tops in Britain and Ireland presented as a coffee table book (if I'd ever seen anyone actually using it in the field I would have shaken the person warmly by the hand while assuming they had mental issues...a slimline version in paperback without the photos was published later but it is almost impossible to find nowadays). The text is enthusiastic and the photography aims to be realistic rather than aesthetic: that said, much of the latter is superb. The route suggestions are the stuff of legend: never less than entertaining, with many itineraries involving huge distances and a hilarious amount of out-and-back maneuvering to take in outlying summits. They really don't make 'em like this any more...    

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Birreencorragh: Gateway to the Nephin Begs
ochils_trekker a day ago.
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Corraun Hill Highpoint: A Modest Jewel
ochils_trekker 2 days ago.
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Croaghgorm: Taking a fence
ochils_trekker 2 days ago.
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A precarious loop
Colin Murphy a week ago.
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Forth Mountain: A lovely, short trail walk.
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
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Straightforward approach via track to the SW
Colin Murphy a week ago.
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Rhinog Fawr: Tough ground conditions to get to and from the summit
Fergalh 4 days ago.
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Craig Llyn Du [Rhinog Fawr North Top]: Long trek to summit over difficult track
Fergalh 4 days ago.
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Foel Meirch: Steep climb along ridge from Bethesda
Fergalh 4 days ago.
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A rough, tough 6-hour slog.
Colin Murphy a week ago.
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Craig Stwlan: Short steep climb after road walk
Fergalh 4 days ago.
Leave the A496 just south west of Blaenau Ffestinog at the village of Tan-Y Grisiau and head up under very narrow road under a railway bridge Parked to the east just below the waterfalls in s...


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