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Bleck Cra
2005-02-21 22:11:50
Reference SDillmore query ......... Take the dog Ess: everyone else does, increasingly and arguably to extremes. It can be quite amusing watching a Doberman sucking the innards out of a Yorkie or better still mistaking a Jack Russell for one. The issue with the dog in these parts, is the sheep - now it is arguable which has more rights: the poodle or the blackface. If the creature is biddable and understands no, meaning very sore ribs, there are no restrictions, other than on Batts land amongst the Hilltown Mournes where Batt clearly specifies no mutts - although I have seen a bloke with 3 Boxers loose on Slievemoughanmore. I suspect it might be bad to take a dog into the Sperrins, in that it is generally bad just to be in the Sperrins. I have 2 personal motley views on the matter: first that dogs and hills go together but second that this only applies to trained beasts and must exclude coiffured stars on extendable leads. You should have no trouble until Rover bites a sheep, whereupon you will be knee deep in it.
2005-02-17 18:17:20
Hey all. Being new to hillwalking here (I was born and raised in the U.S.), I was curious as to what the general policy was involving taking a dog along during walking, as the bulk of it is on private land. I haven't seen anything to forbid it, but I figured I should get some opinions from those in the know.

2005-01-30 21:19:13
"A wisp of the Mournes." from simon3 Contract pics
Picture: A wisp of the Mournes. (Contract pics)

One cold January day this was the view of Slieve Donard (850m, right) and Slieve Commedagh (767m) in the Mourne Mountains. It was taken from Butter Mountain in the Wicklow Mountains, some 112 km south. The line of sight goes directly across Dublin city and later Dundalk Bay. At first when we saw this, it seemed like a curiously shaped cloud. Haze completely obscures the other Mournes so these two summits with a light winter dusting float surreally in space.
2004-12-24 12:35:52
Maybe This could be used as a noticeboard. NW

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Summit Comment
Cooneen Hill: Ok hill, top-notch view.
Colin Murphy 10 hours ago.
Although it's so-so in terms of challenge and aspect, this hill provides a great panorama to the west of Keeper Hill and the Silvermines, which alone makes the climb worthwhile.

A long, meandering route to Ballykildea
Colin Murphy 15 hours ago.
This was perhaps the longest walk Ive ever done to bag a single Carn (almost 12km return), but it was enjoyable ... walk, Len: 5.9km, Climb: 422m, Area: Ballykildea Mountain, East Clare (Ireland|...

Summit Summary
Cooneen Hill: Briars, pines and pain
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 10 hours ago.
Start from the forestry entrance at R90294 66782 and walk uphill, taking two lefts and one right off the main track onto a very rough track thats almost blocked near the end with felled trees...

Kilcommon from the west
eamonoc 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 1.7km, Climb: 46m, Area: Kilcommon Hill, Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland)...

Summit Comment
Ballykildea Mountain: A walk in the woods
Colin Murphy 14 hours ago.
The route up Ballykildea from the north is mainly through conifer forest, although parts of the walk are enlivened by sections such as this narrow trail though a glen aglow with colourful mos...

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Ballykildea Mountain: A long approach from the north
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 14 hours ago.
Although some people have described approaches from the south, there seem to be access issues with some of these routes, unless you're willing to cut directly across farmland. Although an app...

Easy walk, with nice views towards Eagle Island
eamonoc 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 1.5km, Climb: 16m, Area: Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland) ||

Summit Comment
Muckish: Muckish for the Summits On The Air (SOTA)
Claybird007 2 days ago.
Muckish Mountain stands at over 2100 feet in the range of mountains know as the Derryveagh Mountains in North Donegal. The flat top gives a very large activation zone, actually covering two W...

Summit Comment
Glan Mountain: A Glan rocker......
Fergalh 4 days ago.
Parked at 546993 and walked up track to base of hill. Crossed fence and headed up short slope. Ground here and on summit is a mixture of gorse, burnt gorse and bog. No marker for summit in fl...

Typical wet North Mayo Coastal Hill
eamonoc 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 2.1km, Climb: 85m, Area: Illanbaun Hill, Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland)...

Summit Comment
Sea Hill: Surprisingly good sea views from this hill
Fergalh 4 days ago.
Parked at 515997 with plenty of parking and followed mucky track to end at field. Then I headed south west through two fields to 516991 where there is mucky track to brow of hill. At this poi...

Summit Comment
Beenbane: Borreen to heaven
Fergalh 4 days ago.
Parked at 467988 at end of lane. Followed narrow borreen into field and crossed over this to fence. Climb over and through the gate to non descript high point with great views of the cliffs n...

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