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Jim Holmes
2021-07-05 12:28:37
"The "not so common" Common Lizard" from Jim Holmes Contract pics
Picture: The "not so common" Common Lizard (Contract pics)

The "not so common" Common Lizard
The "not so common" Common Lizard!!
Spotted this Happy Chappy on the Wicklow Way, just after the bridge over the Dargle in-between Maulin and Djouce. "The common or viviparous lizard (Zootoca vivipara) is Irelandís only native species of reptile. This fascinating reptile gives birth to live young, a rarity in the reptile world, where most species lay eggs in order to reproduce. The lizard resides in areas such as bogs, coastal sites, grasslands and uplands is about 13cm long and hunts invertebrates like insects, spiders and snails".
Courtesy Irish Wildlife Trust
jop68
2021-06-17 06:48:14
re caher
hi Simon yep in the reeks
simon3
2021-06-16 17:30:17
Re Caher
Is this Caher in the Reeks?
jop68
2021-06-16 13:44:54
"" from jop68 Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

caher mountain
hi what is this structure on top of caher ? too small for a person ,just a cairn ?
Pepe
2021-04-02 13:38:00
"The new hill at Rogerstown estuary, Lusk" from Pepe Contract pics
Picture: The new hill at Rogerstown estuary, Lusk (Contract pics)

New North Dublin Hill
The new hill known as Rogerstown Park (formerly Baleally tiphead) Lusk, with passing train for scale.
melohara
2021-03-22 22:00:16
Well done to all concerned with the ad
Well done to all concerned with the addition of pronunciations to the MountainViews website
Bunsen7
2021-02-12 23:43:59
Mizen Head
Ah yes - thank you for considering this - and of course if I had watched the end of the show, instead of turning it off perplexed, they would have told me :)

Well that's moved towards the top of my list of places to visit.
Pazapas
2021-02-12 17:49:34
Mizen Head footbridge
The answer is in the title.
A fast search on Google with "bridges of ireland" gives few results :

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lusas.com%2Fcase%2Fbridge%2Fimages%2Fmizen_head_completed_775.JPG&imgrefurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lusas.com%2Fcase%2Fbridge%2Fmizen_head_footbridge.html&tbnid=Y0PDEzpKXlTFTM&vet=10CLABEDMotgFqFwoTCKDCx53y5O4CFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD..i&docid=BPxy7G5wmDWBVM&w=775&h=462&q=bridges%20of%20ireland&client=ubuntu&ved=0CLABEDMotgFqFwoTCKDCx53y5O4CFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD

Across deep waters - bridges of Ireland, a book written by Michael Barry (1985) shows the same bridge on its cover.
Bunsen7
2021-02-12 08:28:31
"" from Bunsen7 Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)

A stranger in my own land?
Seeing as mountainviews now features islands, and many of you are so well travelled in these parts, can anyone tell me where the pictured place is? The image is part of a filler section in episode 3 of "Great Irish Lighthouses", currently on the RTE player. It's close to a section where the weather reporting of lighthouse keepers is discussed.

I shamefully can't name it, having considered carrick-a-rede and duly discounted it after a decent google maps review.

Anyone care to put me out of my misery? Is it even Ireland :) I may hang my head in shame.
PatrickKinsella
2021-02-06 23:04:47
"" from PatrickKinsella Contract pics
Picture: (Contract pics)
GPS tracker: question and answer
UPDATE 15 February 2021.
I have now tried out both Guru Maps and OsmAnd Maps on my iPhone. My preference is for Guru: the interface suits me better, and seems more straightforward, while OsmAnd's is less intuitive and the help pages are complicated. Also OsmAnd stopped recording for 300m in the middle of one walk.

And OsmAnd asks you to pay Ä5.49 if you want contour lines! I don't mind paying, but I'd prefer a free trial, and then pay for the app if you like it.

My thanks again to march-fixer for his suggestions.

Note: both apps are quite power-hungry, so I strongly advise carrying a good top-up battery. I will probable keep both apps, so I can check where they have different depth of local detail.

UPDATE 7 February
I have downloaded both OsmAnd and Guru Maps, the free versions in both cases.
My initial impression is that there are differently-good features to each. Looking at an area I know quite well, OsmAnd labels the chambered cairn on Tibradden Mountain, but the paths around there seem clearer on Guru. Guru shows your elevation and speed, OsmAnd does not. Neither show lat/long (but I can get that easily from the iPhone compass). For me, Guru has the cleaner look. Be careful of Osmand if data-space is an issue: it will automatically download the Ireland map (345Mb, that's OK), and then a world map of 252Mb, and it takes a bit of work to pause and stop it.

I will report further when I've tried the record features out on the hills (not for a few weeks - I am training-in my new knee!)


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Summit Comment
Muckish: Muckish for the Summits On The Air (SOTA)
Claybird007 3 hours 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 Worked...

  
Summit Comment
Sea Hill: Surprisingly good sea views from this hill
Fergalh 2 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...

  
Track
Easy walk, with nice views towards Eagle Island
eamonoc 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 1.5km, Climb: 16m, Area: Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland) ||

Summit Comment
Beenbane: Borreen to heaven
Fergalh 2 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...

  
Summit Comment
Glan Mountain: A Glan rocker......
Fergalh 2 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...

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Fyagh: Gaiter day out
eamonoc 3 days ago.
Fairly wet underfoot on this One

Track
Typical wet North Mayo Coastal Hill
eamonoc 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 2.1km, Climb: 85m, Area: Illanbaun Hill, Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland)...

  
Track
Kilcommon from the west
eamonoc 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 1.7km, Climb: 46m, Area: Kilcommon Hill, Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland)...

  
Summit Comment
Carrigshouk: Lovely loop
500plusclub a week ago.
Lovely loop up one side and down the other . On a clear day you have a great view north and south.

Summit Comment
Bweengduff: The Shiddy Way?
Colin Murphy a week ago.
This isn't a particularly interesting hill, although after a prolonged rainy period, I did see multiple gushing streams on my walk, some of them having flooded sections of the forest track. T...

  
Track
A Cone with a view
eamonoc 3 days ago.
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Summit Summary
Bweengduff: A good forest road to access this summit
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
Park at a forest entrance W46444 88741, room for 5 cars. Follow the track into the forest , along the Duhallow way, taking the second left, then the first right, then second left then first r...


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