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Camillus57
2020-10-09 13:58:32
Parking Spot - Glenasmole
I was walking in the Glenasmole area last week when I came across a landowner who is providing a supervised
car parking area on his land for 5 per vehicle per day. His name is Ronan and he can be contacted at
0868828415. The car park is located across the road at the South West end of the reservoir just past Castlekelly
New Bridge. It's a great facility to have as it assists with access to the Castlekelly area, purchased in the recent
past by the state, and from there to Kippure, Seefin etc
pdtempan
2020-09-27 08:59:11
Mullaghcarn walk cancelled - apologies
Today's guided walk to Mullaghcarn as part of Feile Pheadair Joe 2020 has had to be cancelled because I am sick with a tummy bug and unfit to drive or walk. As it was intended as a place-names themed walk, focussing on wildlife and the landscape, it is not something that can easily be delegated to another walk leader. Sincere apologies to anybody who has already set off. I contacted the organisers early this morning, and they have rung around to the people who registered for the event. If you turn up on spec, there will be somebody there to meet you at Gortin Glen Forest Park at 11am. We plan to reschedule the walk for a later date. It looks like a great day for a walk and good views, and I'm annoyed to be missing it myself. Very sorry once again. Paul
mcrtchly
2020-09-24 14:09:43
"Milky Way" from mcrtchly Contract pics
Picture: Milky Way (Contract pics)

Heavens Above
The Milky Way arches over the abandoned church in Dunlewy, Co. Donegal with the Derryveagh Mountains in the background during an exceptionally clear night sky in late September 2020. This is a composite of 46 individual frames of the night sky and one single image for the church. The final mosaic of the 46 frames is about 30,728 by 21,189 pixels in dimensions; equivalent to a single 651 million pixel image! I had to lower the resolution for the MV website.

To the left of the church spire is Mars. The bright feature above Mars is the Andromeda galaxy, one of our nearest neighbour galaxies and is about 3 million light years away. To the left of Mars, in area of orange light pollution, is the cluster of stars called Pleiades in the constellation of Taurus, which are also known as the Seven Sisters, although there are more than seven stars! The Pleiades cluster is relatively close to us at 390 light years distance. The two bright dots above Pleiades and to the left of Andromeda are the double cluster of stars in Perseus; each cluster contains about 300 individual stars. The purple area roughly in centre left of the Milky Way is the North America Nebula in Cygnus (2,500 light years away). The pink-red spot in the lower right part of the Milky Way is the Lagoon nebula in Sagittarius which is 6,000 light years away.

If you are interested in how this image was produced please see our website page https://zenfolio.page.link/1yeMG
Pepe
2020-09-14 13:30:27
Hillwalking Programme on BBC Alba
It's a half-hour programme on every Monday evening at 7pm and repeated during the week as well. It's called "Tir is Teanga" and is well worth a look. Of course all the mountains are Scottish and it's done largely through the medium of Scots-Gaelic (which means if you want to read the subtitles you miss out on the scenery). Well worth having a look at it though, because the presenters are not averse to traipsing up and down hillsides in all kinds of weathers.
pdtempan
2020-09-10 13:40:11
"" from pdtempan Contract pics
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Mullaghcarn walk - correction to start time
The walk from Gortin Glen Forest Park to Mullaghcarn on Sunday 27th September, part of Feile Pheadair Joe 2020, begins at 11am, not at 10am as advertised in the September MV newsletter. Apologies, my mistake. Full programme of Feile Pheadair Joe 2020 available here. Ta clar Fheile Pheadair Joe 2020 ar fail anseo:
http://pobalaraniul.com/feilte/feilepheadairjoe/
All the best
Paul
Granitemug
2020-09-06 16:52:03
Rocky Mountaim above Annalong Valley
Parked at the walled gates on quarter/head road; walked towards quarter road bend and took first lane on left; continued up thro gates etc until forest on right ends; then took wall on right up to the small tower at the start of wall; walked on left side of wall up to the highest point before descent then turned left and climbed ricky mountain- come to cairn on shabby flattish top; beautiful views of Annalong Valley; evidence of old quarry shelters; was weekday and only met two other people
Aidy
2020-09-01 17:28:24
Irish World Record
Noticed this article on the BBC website. Well done Ian Bailey.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-53984324
Granitemug
2020-08-27 17:26:20
How to access spences mountain in the Mournes
There is a paucity of comments on climbing spences mountain and Blaeberry mountain in the Mournes - help!
ceadeile
2020-08-27 14:26:32
The Hill of Uisneach opened again on 20th Aug
The Hill of Uisneach reopened on 20th August for Public Tours.
All tours places must be booked online.
Due to Covid-19 regulations, for the safety of guests and staff, tour numbers are limited
see http://uisneach.ie/guided-tours/
aidand
2020-08-24 14:32:56
Irish Peaks
I have to agree with noucamp - this is a beautiful book and well worth getting. It's a coffee table book, rather than something you will stick in your backpack. There are lots of great photographs. Much of the book is taken up with details on each of the 100 highest mountains in Ireland. There are details including maps suggesting routes up each of them. But there is also lots more in the book to interest any hillwalker. The book can be ordered through the Mountaineering Ireland website.


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Dunstable Downs: Dun' miss the summit
Fergalh 14 hours ago.
Park at Car park short one minute walk to Trig Pillar. Nice views abound and just below the Hill is the London gliding club and planes take off regularly to tow the gliders in the air which draws ...

  
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Clipper Down: Trig an' trees
Fergalh 14 hours ago.
Park at National Trust Car Park (Ivanhoe Ridge) and head on a short walk up road and through trees to find trig pillar. due to trees no views but very pleasant woods

  
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Wendover Woods [Haddington Hill]: Had to visit
Fergalh 14 hours ago.
Park at Wendover woods and cross fields for Trig Pillar no view because of trees nearby. Summit is in background at edge of trees around 100 metres away

Summit Comment
Coombe Hill: No need to comb the area easily found
Fergalh 14 hours ago.
Short walk from car park at south to trig pillar. Large monument to Boer War beside the Trig Pillar and spectacular views

  
Track
Mountain of Iron 3 peaks A fine wilderness walk on a fine October day.
concorde 2 weeks ago.
walk, Len: 14.9km, Climb: 705m, Area: Knockacullion, Breifne (Ireland) Knockacu...

  
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Muswell Hill: A short walk to trig
Fergalh 14 hours ago.
Short walk along right of way than gate to trig pillar in centre of field. Be careful should you veer of the track to trespass you are close to a prison

Summit Comment
Shotover Hill: You could shot by this summit
Fergalh 14 hours ago.
Parked in Shotover Country Park car park and walked to summit on Track. Pleasant walk but not much views

  
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Bald Hill: Can Baldly state this is for list tickers only
Fergalh 14 hours ago.
Leave the M40 at junction 5 to head for the car park at Cowleaze Wood. Less than one minute to summi near telegraph pole. For list tickers only

  
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omurchu
omurchu 2 days ago.
Hiking the dream.

Summit Comment
Ashley Hill: Laura could not help me about Ashley
Fergalh 14 hours ago.
Trig Pillar (painted Black) is by Gatekeepers Cottage ten metres from this photograph. No access, this forest top is beside the forest fence. Funnily enough I asked a local called Laura about it a...

  
Track
Union Rock
Bunsen7 2 weeks ago.
A family friendly ramble along forest tracks and boardwalk to a diminutive summit area with 360-degree views.More detail walk, Len: 5.6km, Climb: 186m, Area: Ox Mountains (Ireland) ||

  
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Walbury Hill: Peter Gabriel sang about it...
Fergalh 14 hours ago.
Interesting Monument to where glider exercises were conducted prior to D-Day at car park from where you stroll up along track to gate. From there you head to the trig pillar 200 metres away


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