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HughMangan
2020-06-17 10:40:20
Night Time Hike
Hi - can anyone can suggest a good night time walk in and around Dublin/North Wicklow? Looking for a looped walk or an out and back. Moderate difficulty, a few hours approx, as doing with my kids (early teens). I know I can probably do any of the marked walks but there be some more suitable, with better views etc. Thanks!
Bunsen7
2020-04-08 15:51:59
Moon Hurler Picture: Croghan Hill 07042020
https://www.the42.ie/photography-photos-technique-moon-hurler-picture-5069701-Apr2020/

A place I have yet to visit. Article gives interesting background on the planning that went into capturing the image.

Note: not my picture!
simon3
2020-04-01 09:19:05
Covid 19 & 2KM Radiu
Great question moggy40

Can we assume that this 2k must be centred on a regular dwelling place.
moggy40
2020-04-01 09:13:09
Covid 19 & 2KM Radius
Given that we are all restricted to a 2KM radius for exercise activity, where in Ireland would be the best place to be located, your starting point for your walk must be within your radius, and be able to bag as many tops as possible
Colin Murphy
2020-03-18 14:31:40
Covid19 and Hillwalking
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/coronavirus-concern-over-lack-of-social-distancing-during-outdoor-walks-1.4205805
paulaw001
2020-02-19 15:39:15
BLACKSTAIRS CHALLENGE
Does anybody have the new 31 km trail for the Blackstairs Challenge

Thx
Paula
simon3
2020-02-17 10:36:31
Considering changing email address?
Recently Eir, the Irish telco, have announced that their previously "free" email service with "eircom.net" domain name will now have a monthly charge. Many are surprised or annoyed at this some even outraged. Email should be "free", right? Many immediately want to change their email address to something different that is apparently "free". However providing email isn't free particularly with the need to filter email against spam or phishing attacks and with the increasing volume of traffic.

You need ask yourself, who is paying for your email and who is the customer? "Free" services read your email and note who you are communicating with. This information is valuable and is often sold for marketing and political purposes. It is as if all your paper mail was intercepted through a service that photocopied the content and sold the information to the highest bidders.

MountainViews isn't a privacy pressure group and so we don't have reams of evidence to hand about this, but here is just one link that I came across last week: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pkekmb/free-email-apps-spying-on-you-edison-slice-cleanfox

If you use a "free" service you and society will pay for it. Your private information will become your email suppliers product to be used at best for intrusive marketing targetting but at worst, far worse, think Stasi. If you remain with a supplier such as Eircom.net then this is subject to European GDPR and you remain the customer.

There are other options such as outlined here blacknight.blog/thoughts-on-eir-charging-for-free-email-and-the-importance-of-owning-your-online-identity.html?mc_cid=ffbcac062e&mc_eid=065bb85b97'Blacknight who have an article here.

For a free option that reputedly doesn't sell your information you could try gmx.com. We understand this is based in Germany and so you are protected by GDPR.

MountainViews will accept whatever email address you choose to set which you can do using the Settings option at top right.
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mcrtchly
2020-02-15 23:30:20
"Aghlas, Muckish and Dooish from Mount Errigal" from mcrtchly Contract pics
Picture: Aghlas, Muckish and Dooish from Mount Errigal (Contract pics)

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Tried to put this into comments but always fails to upload. Works OK in Motley Views. Any ideas why? I'm uploading via 3 Ireland mobile network
liz50
2020-02-04 17:39:40
ITíS NOT TOO LATE!
Latest MountainViews walk is on Saturday 8th February (postponed from January due to adverse weather). A traverse of the main Knockmealdowns ridge. Followed by dinner and refreshments in Clonmel. For details contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com
liz50
2020-01-30 17:20:39
Knockmealdowns walk
Mountainviews members (and friends) meetup walk will now take place on Saturday 8th February along the Knockmealdowns ridge.
If you are interested and would like further details please contact Liz at elizabethashton2014@outlook.com


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Track
Accessing Church Mountain and surrounding from the Hollywood Glen.
simon3 a month ago.
Another variation what can be done here. walk, Len: 14.1km, Climb: 673m, Area: Church Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)...

  
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Sgurr Ghiubhsachain: You're a wizard Harry...
Peter Walker 2 months ago.
One of the finest of the summits surrounding the Road to the Isles , Sgurr Ghiubhsachain is a walking challenge commensurate with the difficulty of pronouncing its name. A circuitous route to find...

  
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Derry Cairngorm: The Blue Hill of Derry
Peter Walker 2 months ago.
The Cairngorms are renowned for their huge high plateaux but Derry Cairngorm is one of the few summits in the range with a genuinely aesthetic outline, rising as it does to a noble cone above the ...

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Creag an Dubh-loch: Black lakes and granite walls
Peter Walker 2 months ago.
Slightly off-route (but easily visited) from the frequently essayed round of Cairn Bannoch and Broad Cairn, the Munro top of Creag an Dubh-loch is nevertheless the most arresting eminence in its n...

  
Track
A training walk
simon3 a month ago.
This is a walk intended for training rather than interest. It uses the steep sides of a number of the south Wicklow ... walk, Len: 19.2km, Climb: 1755m, Area: Cloghernagh, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) ||

  
Summit Comment
Old Man of Hoy: Standing tall
mcrtchly 2 months ago.
The Old Man of Hoy stands defiantly in the glowing warmth of the setting Sun.

Track
I'm still standing
mcrtchly 2 months ago.
Among the must-see sites on the bucket-list of virtually every traveller to Orkney, is the Old Man of Hoy, a 137-metre s walk, Len: 8.9km, Climb: 223m, Area: Orkney Islands (Britain) ||

  
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Doonvinalla E Top: Last Pre-Corona Peak
magnumpig 2 months ago.
I climbed this coastal hill on the 21st of March, which was before the total lockdown came into effect, and while it has only been 3 and a half weeks it feels like years since I was wandering arou...

  
Summit Summary
Croghan Hill: Isolated old volcano with great views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 months ago.
Start at N48800 33000(very little room to park)next to gate and concrete hut, go through the gate (note this is private farmland) and follow the track uphill to the summit passing an old graveyard...


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