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Bunsen7
2020-07-29 12:23:49
Vandals in Gleniff
Apologies in advance for the rant but I had the misfortune to come across three seemingly abandoned teenage boys at the head of Gleniff Valley on Monday that were busy literally dismantling one of the old buildings stone by stone and throwing fragments of our fragile built history into the field beyond. Thankfully it was not the iconic schoolhouse, but rather a smaller structure very close to that point.

Upon reading these lads the riot act (in the name of anyone with any appreciation for anything) I was surprisingly informed that their parents were off "climbing the mountain" and that they'd been left to their own devices. The devil clearly finds work for idle hands.

If anyone of these parents uses MountainViews I'd appreciate it if you can explain to your children the values of "leave no trace"!

I was also told the parents were not the brave souls that I could see pluckily clutching turf on the 45+ degree ascent to Diarmuid and Grainne's cave in the east face of Annacoona/Slievemore. If anyone has any tales of doing likewise I'm sure it would be very interesting but I certainly concluded that the gradient on the final approach would mean that the cave is beyond the reach of the humble hillwalker, certainly ones that want to descend unharmed!
ciarraioch
2020-07-22 16:45:55
Lost iPhone at Cloon Lough, Iveragh
Folks,
A friend of mine lost his iPhone near the parking spot at the bridge at Lough Cloon. If you found it send me a message please.
Many thanks
BleckCra
2020-07-19 19:44:24
"" from BleckCra Contract pics
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Festivals?
In the spirit of complete indolence and psychopathic impatience with online info, perhaps some helpful people could short circuit my angst and advise if they know of any walking festivals likely to survive and happen during the remains of this year.
Thank you in advance.
Onzy
2020-07-09 11:34:14
Conigar SW Top - New Arderin Beg
New Arderin Beg ... following advice from David Guenot and my visit this weekend, we have concluded that Conigar Sw Top meets the map based criteria for inclusion in the Arderin Beg list. Accordingly it has been added to the site.
wicklore
2020-07-06 23:24:54
@Hugh Mangan
Hi Hugh. I suggest a circuit from Taylor's Three Rock pub. From Taylor's walk along the southern boundary of Marlay Park, then follow the Wicklow Way up to Kilmashoge car park. Conti use to follow the Wicklow Way to the col between Fairy Castle and Tibradden. From the col head up to Fairy Castle, then take the north track down past the big communication aerials on the north side of Fairy Castle. Head down to the Three Rock car park then road and path to Taylor's Three Rock Hotel. A few hours at a good pace. Nearly all path, road, forest track and good track.
HughMangan
2020-06-17 10:40:20
Night Time Hike
Hi - can anyone can suggest a good night time walk in and around Dublin/North Wicklow? Looking for a looped walk or an out and back. Moderate difficulty, a few hours approx, as doing with my kids (early teens). I know I can probably do any of the marked walks but there be some more suitable, with better views etc. Thanks!
Bunsen7
2020-04-08 15:51:59
Moon Hurler Picture: Croghan Hill 07042020
https://www.the42.ie/photography-photos-technique-moon-hurler-picture-5069701-Apr2020/

A place I have yet to visit. Article gives interesting background on the planning that went into capturing the image.

Note: not my picture!
simon3
2020-04-01 09:19:05
Covid 19 & 2KM Radiu
Great question moggy40

Can we assume that this 2k must be centred on a regular dwelling place.
moggy40
2020-04-01 09:13:09
Covid 19 & 2KM Radius
Given that we are all restricted to a 2KM radius for exercise activity, where in Ireland would be the best place to be located, your starting point for your walk must be within your radius, and be able to bag as many tops as possible
Colin Murphy
2020-03-18 14:31:40
Covid19 and Hillwalking
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/coronavirus-concern-over-lack-of-social-distancing-during-outdoor-walks-1.4205805


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Track
Burren: Ballyvaghan Woods Loop
Onzy 11 hours ago.
walk, Len: 9.3km, Climb: 132m, Area: West Clare (Ireland) ||

  
Summit Comment
Binn Shleibhe: Perfectly located between two lakes.
TommyV a day ago.
Just to re-enforce the comments here already, the views over Lough Corrib and Lough Mask are amazing for not a huge amout of effort. We started out at the small car park mentioned by paddyhillsbag...

  
Summit Comment
Ballycurragh Hill: Forestry thinned to the north of summit
Bunsen7 a day ago.
It's a very handy walk along the track from T075823 as per the summary and track 4000. The only thing bothering in August 2020 was the pack of flies that accompanied me on my journey. Getting ther...

Track
Burren: Black Head Ramble
Onzy 11 hours ago.
Burren fauna ramble in the company of the entertaining and knowledgeable Shane Connolly. walk, Len: 4.3km, Climb: 253m, Area: West Clare (Ireland) ||

  
Summit Comment
Ballinacor Mountain: Track marked on OS is no more
Bunsen7 a day ago.
A singular ascent of this mountain can be made from the south by parking off the road at T11251 85482 and walking 50 metres downhill to the bridge over the river where there is a rusting metal gat...

  
Track
Gibbs Island
Peter Walker 15 hours ago.
walk, Len: 1.5km, Climb: 17m, Area: Gibbs Island, Down Islands (Ireland) Gibbs ...

Summit Comment
Stob Mhic Mhartuin: A mountain well worth a visit
MichaelG55 a day ago.
Day 6 of our West Highland Way and a slight detour to climb Stob Mhic Mhartuin. Due to the excellent visibility we had Glen Coe and all of the Mamores laid out in front of us. Few people following...

  
Track
Near Knocknarea, Ox Mountains (Ireland)
Bunsen7 a day ago.
walk, Len: 7.8km, Climb: 331m, Area: Knocknarea, Ox Mountains (Ireland) Knockna...

  
Summit Comment
Knockatee: Small but Perfectly Formed. Excellent Views for the Effort.
ciarraioch 2 days ago.
Might be a nice one for the family on a dry day or an easy introduction to the hills for casual walkers. Climbed on a cloudy and drizzly February afternoon from the road on the saddle between Cnoc...

Track
Glencullen Hiking
conororourke 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 29.7km, Climb: 787m, Area: Two Rock Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Irelan...

  
Summit Summary
Knockatee: Small hill with stories and a massive view.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
An obvious place to visit this from is the col at V78101 60093. There is parking for 2 or 3 cars. The ground is unfenced and the land leading to the top is rough but passable.Knockatee is well kno...

  
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reidyden
reidyden 3 weeks ago.
Hillwalking since 70s. Climbed all the world, Himalaya, Andes, Urals, Atlas.Main competitive sport Orienteering. 12 World Military Championships.


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