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Bunsen7
2022-01-13 17:54:06
Court Case Highlights Stag Attack Dangers
Worker attacked by stag on mountain access road.

Employer (admittedly one that has no problem writing cheques) admits liability - worker "permitted to work alone in a mountain area during the deer mating season when it ought to reasonably have been known that it was dangerous and unsafe to do so."

How many hillwalkers even know when deer mating season starts and ends? Might be worth finding out!

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/esb-worker-attacked-by-stag-sues-in-high-court-41230349.html
maurice12
2022-01-10 10:39:09
Access to Leenaun Hill
Thank you Simon for the update and for the news that MI are active on this. Delighted with the location of the alternative access form Leenaun village. It saves me walking out the Western Way particularly if I have individuals who are new to walking the hills.
simon3
2022-01-08 11:54:21
"Possible ways up Leenane Hill." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Possible ways up Leenane Hill. (Contract pics)

re Access Issues, Leenane Hill
I understand MI (Mountaineering Ireland) have been active for some time on this one.
Apparently the land there is a commonage but one of the shareholders, one of perhaps only two still actively farming the land, has turned a number of walkers back.

MI indicate that there are two other access points, for people without dogs, as shown on map. Both access points are indicated by the red boots symbol on the EastWest 1:25k Connemara map (which of course is not an indication of any right or formal access agreement, it simply notes that walkers use this point for access to the mountains).
maurice12
2022-01-07 09:56:45
"" from maurice12 Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)
Access Issues
Hello all, the attached picture has been on this gate at the foot of Leenaun Hill (An Meall Dubh/Black Knoll ) on the road to Maum Bridge. It has been here for a year now and I was wondering if any readers can shed any light on it's presence. I have climbed Leenaun hill from this entrance on many occasions. There is a rough pathway to about 300ft to ease the walker in and out. I have never been told I can't walk here by any local. There are many other routes to Leenaun Hill so it's not a major problem but hopefully it's not the start of a trend in this beautiful area. Ben Gorm , The Devils Mother, Gorgeous Garraun ,and Mweelrea are all close by. In general there there has never been an issue walking in this area. On Stephens day I rambled the green road on the western shore of Killary Harbour in splendid sunshine, visiting the deserted village en-route, access was easy, stunning,

Ath Bhliain Faoi Mhaise Dhiobh

Maurice Healy. (Maurice 12)
Bunsen7
2021-12-23 17:18:57
Viewranger is shutting down its smartphone ap
Wondering if anyone has come across a smartphone app that offers gps tracking service and OS Ireland discovery series mapping?

The ViewRanger android smartphone app has been providing this service for a number of years - in a very affordable offering whereby you only paid to purchase small sections of maps as you needed them and then you supposedly had them forever (or at least until the app's owners decided to shut it down). This app allowed users to download sections of Discovery series maps and then track a route walked across the mapped area using the gps locator on your smartphone. Once the map was downloaded it could be used offline - i.e. outside of mobile phone service.

ViewRanger has been taken over by another provider called OutdoorActive which does not have OSI mapping, is subscription based and its functionality appears to be less user-friendly.
tomlug48
2021-12-22 14:27:11
"Coming down off Two Rock" from tomlug48 Contract pics
Picture: Coming down off Two Rock (Contract pics)

Mist on Two Rock on a clear blue day
Heading towards Glencullen from Fairy Castle
tomlug48
2021-12-22 14:22:04
"Coming down off Two Rock " from tomlug48 Contract pics
Picture: Coming down off Two Rock (Contract pics)

Two Rock Mountain
A crisp and clear blue day on Two Rock mountain with beautiful cloud and mist patterns .
Jim Holmes
2021-12-16 16:46:39
"Sugar Loaf from The Wicklow Way" from Jim Holmes Contract pics
Picture: Sugar Loaf from The Wicklow Way (Contract pics)

Sugar Loaf from The Wicklow Way
Sugar Loaf (in the distance) as viewed from The Wicklow Way, off the slopes of Djouce. The lower sun and longer shadows highlight long lost potato drills and deep furrows!
Jim Holmes
2021-12-16 16:42:49
"Maulin from The Wicklow Way" from Jim Holmes Contract pics
Picture: Maulin from The Wicklow Way (Contract pics)

Maulin from The Wicklow Way
Longer shadows in December yet still some lovely days to be had!
simon3
2021-12-07 08:31:04
"Rambling Round Ireland - cover." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: Rambling Round Ireland - cover. (Contract pics)

Book reviewer wanted: Rambling Round Ireland
This book has come into focus. Originally it was published in 2010, and contains a route right around the coastline of Ireland.
We are looking for a reviewer of the book. If you are interested, please get in touch with admin@mountainviews.ie
We will need your postal address.


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Summit Summary
Tooreen: Easy at first, hellish final climb.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a day ago.
Park at R92356 57035, room for 3 cars. This is a forest and wind farm access track although it could be mistaken for a farm road as there are no trees visible at first. There is a pedestrian ...

  
Summit Summary
Foildarg: Summit with some views in overused area near track.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a day ago.
From Cappaghwhite village turn north at R88828 47850, passing the school on our right, then turn NNW at R89083 48286 and follow the road towards Cappawhite Wind Farm. The final 1km of this is...

  
Summit Comment
Tooreen: Rough and tumble
Colin Murphy a day ago.
As mentioned in the short summary the first 2km SSW along the track is a pleasant stroll. Then it took me roughly the same time to traverse the final 300m to the summit. The last section from...

Summit Comment
Gortnageragh: Laying down a marker
Colin Murphy a day ago.
This is a nice little hill with good tracks most of the way to the summit, which is marked with a trig pillar. I always think it's nice to reach the top and find it marked in some way, either...

  
Summit Summary
Gortnageragh: Running up that hill
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a day ago.
Park your car at the forest entrance R87571 52878, room for 5 cars. Walk west along a forest track which narrows and enters more dense forest as it turns sharply south at approx. R85453 52650...

  
Track
Lake District: Hartsop Round
Onzy a week ago.
Round above Hartsop, taking in 4 Wainwrights: Middle Dodd, Red Screes, Little Hart Crag and High Hartsop Dodd.Ver... walk, Len: 12.6km, Climb: 796m, Area: Middle Dodd, Lake District - Eastern Fel|...

Summit Comment
Knockastanna: Winter's coat.
Colin Murphy a day ago.
This otherwise pretty dull hill was presented in a better light by an early frost, clear blue skies and a rising sun. Otherwise it's a fairly unremarkable affair, although a very easy bag, if...

  
Summit Summary
Knockastanna: Barrels of fun
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a day ago.
Park at the forest entrance R85087 56394 room for 4-5 cars.There is more parking on the left approximately 200 meters to the north.Hop a locked gate and walk directly uphill on the forest tra...

  
Summit Summary
Lyracappul: Scenic lofty peak at western end of Galtee range
Collaborative entry Last edit by: markmjcampion 2 days ago.
Lyracappul is a grassy steep-sided mt at the W end of the well-defined Galteesí ridge. The regular routes present no danger although itís a steep pull-up from the W. Navigational help is prov...

Summit Comment
Lyracappul: From the west
jackill 3 days ago.
Pat crossing a snow drift on the top of Lyracappul in March 2004- started at woods carpark R819 185 on to Temple Hill (where we met the Bishopstown Hillwalking Club- hello to all) then Lyraca...

  
Track
Lake District: Raven Crag
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 5.4km, Climb: 327m, Area: Raven Crag, Lake District - Central & West...

  
Summit Comment
Monabrack: A real sting in the tail.
Harry Goodman 3 days ago.
Climbed Monabrack on 10 10 10 as the fifth and final top of a circuit that also included Temple Hill, Knockaterrif Beg, Lyracappul and Carrignabinnia (For previous part of the route see my co...


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