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Peter Walker
2019-09-18 07:20:58
UK website for mountains
I'll second peter1...walkhighlands.co.uk is very good (specifically for Scotland, unsurprisingly).

I'll even forgive the person on their forums (the forums are excellent, btw) whose response to 'is there an equivalent to walkhighlands for Ireland?'OK was to suggest this very site, and then say 'it's like walkhighlands, but not as good'.

Glen Coe is a fantastic place, have fun.
peter1
2019-09-17 10:35:53
UK website for mountains
Hi, I use walkhighlands.co.uk and find it very useful.
magnumpig
2019-09-17 10:22:09
MountainViews Equivalent in UK?
Hi there,

I'm travelling over to Glencoe for a weekend in November and am just wondering - is there an equivalent site to mountainviews for use in the UK?

It's my first climbing trip abroad, and I'd be delighted to hear any suggestions and recommendations!

Thanks,
Paddy O'Brien
jackill
2019-08-23 09:17:41
" M. O
Picture: M. O'Sullivan on the summit. (Contract pics)

Mountanviews group on the Big Gun summit
Really it doesn't look too bad from this angle,
jackill
2019-08-22 16:52:14
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Picture: It's a long way down. (Contract pics)

Confusing at first
Here's on of the MountainViews group enjoying a pitstop on Cruach Mhor.
Taken in panorama mode it gives an almost 360 degree view from the point I was standing on.
jackill
2019-08-22 16:46:16
"Not an easy run on a good day." from jackill Contract pics
Picture: Not an easy run on a good day. (Contract pics)

On the Gun
A certain Simon making his way up The Big Gun on the recent MountainViews meetup held on the 'Reeks.
Wet and windy for a lot of the day but 12 hardy souls managed 6 of Irelands highest.
many thanks to Liz for putting it together.
liz50
2019-08-12 13:30:28
MEETUP WALK SUMMER 2019
Last chance to come along on this weekends iconic walk in the Eastern McGillycuddy Reeks, Saturday 17th August. If you are interested in joining us please contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com for details on the walk route and meeting time.
EDhikenbikegirl
2019-07-26 15:45:57
Hike'n bike Kerry's summits
Hi, Anyone could tell me if it is allowed (or tolerated) to climb the mountain tops of Kerry with a bike (eg Tomies and Purple Mountain.) I am aware that some peaks may be difficult to access by bike, but what interests me is if there are any restrictions on cycling.
liz50
2019-07-22 14:57:21
The Mountains are calling
Mountainviews members and friends walk on Saturday 17th August in the Eastern McGillicuddy Reeks. An iconic Irish ridge walk, even THE iconic Irish ridge walk!. Not to be missed! The walk will be followed by a 'social' gathering involving food and drink in Killarney later on that evening. For more information please contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com.
simon3
2019-07-19 08:21:46
MI Access News.
Access updates July 2019

Gleninagh, Twelve Bens
The Bodkin family who own Gleninagh in the Twelve Bens have asked that climbers and hillwalkers not park along the access road to their farm, which is often used by people going into Carrot Ridge and up to Maumina and Benbaun.
In recent times the Bodkins have had problems with access along the roadway to their farm being obstructed by parked vehicles, hence this request for people not to park anywhere along the access road. It is also no longer possible to park outside the unoccupied house on the way into the Bodkins’ farm, due to changes made around that house.
Hillwalkers and climbers are still welcome in Gleninagh, but they are asked to respect the Bodkins’ request by getting dropped off, or car-pooling and finding a suitable location to park along the Inagh Valley road. As parking space along that road is very limited Mountaineering Ireland is working with the local Rural Recreation Officer to see if a parking solution can be found.

Cuilcagh Mountain
In response to continued erosion from high visitor numbers in the area at the top of the Cuilcagh Boardwalk, and between there and the summit plateau, plans are being put in place to manage visitor activity in a way that minimises further damage.
Visitors to the boardwalk are kindly asked to keep to the designated path and to remain within the confines of the viewing platform at the top of the boardwalk.
Mountaineering Ireland is asking hillwalkers who want to visit the summit of Cuilcagh to take other routes on the mountain and to avoiding using the Cuilcagh Boardwalk, to prevent further environmental damage between the viewing platform and the stile, and so as not to encourage others onto the fragile summit plateau.
The current platform was created as a short-term measure and a redesign of this end point/destination area is currently being investigated. Line definition and conservation work is also planned for the summit plateau, however this won’t be implemented until next year.
Mountaineering Ireland, is planning an environmental awareness day at Cuilcagh Mountain, to take place on Saturday 12th October in conjunction with in conjunction with the CANN project*. This event is aimed primarily at Club Environmental Officers, but open to other members interested in understanding Cuilcagh’s complex story. This study visit will provide an insight into the sequence of events that has led to the current situation, as well as an opportunity to learn about the special features of Cuilcagh’s natural environment. Places are limited; if interested, please email helen@mountaineering.ie.
*The CANN Project is a cross-border environmental project which is working to preserve priority habitats and species at a number of sites across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland, including at Cuilcagh Mountain. CANN is supported By the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme.


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UK website for mountains
peter1 a day ago.
Hi, I use walkhighlands.co.uk and find it very useful.

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ewen
ewen a month ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

  
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