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Bleck Cra
2009-02-01 23:07:49
"Clouds from Both Sides Now" from Bleck Cra Contract pics
Picture: Clouds from Both Sides Now (Contract pics)

Dead Cold
The Glen River was the colour of air; over the rocks it crashed like beaten sheet silver and a merciless North wind lifted kilts and wigs without favour. My companion noted that despite every entrée to the Mournes, the Original is still the Best. Up from a re-fitted Donard Car Park, through glistening holly, ancient roots and rushing water, we access the entire Mournes panorama. East to high Donard. West to glorious Commedagh. A wandering ridge to Hare’s Gap, eating venue since Jesus did the loaves and fishes – and the foot of rugged Bearnagh. Behind herself hang Meelmore, with stupendous views of Bearnagh and your route out - and Meelbeg, a simple pull, with a tradition of sheep carcasses. The whole hape (with a waist under 36”) in 4 hours. My companion? The famous polymath Peewee McGargle. Walking with Peewee is like that sleep-learning thing: the volume of information soon precipitates a trance-like state whence he can pour encyclopaedias of knowledge into your ears – why the sky is blue, why singing is bad, how many buckets there are in a Larne hardware store. Today, the movement for women’s liberation was getting his attention, along with chests – apparently. Then in the recesses I heard “... hanged himself”. Peewee thinks he might have mountain biked underneath some poor, swinging cadaver. Then I rejoined with the time I must have sauntered past the unfortunate squaddie pinged on Donard. Like Quint and Hooper doing scars, Peewee and I were doing “dead on the hills” – lost, shot, eaten by wolves …. talked to death. In Scotland there is a hill goes by the threat of “Deid for Cauld”, simply “Killed by the Cold” – in summer an interesting reflection; in a Northern winter, a tad discomfiting. Hey Ho the Spring. Here’s to making it.


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An Cnoc Fada: The majesty of the Poisoned Glen in the snow
mcrtchly a day ago.
A snowy day gives a different perspective on the Poisoned Glen and Crockfadda. This photo was taken with a 500mm lens at a distance of 1.5km from the Scared Heart Church and 8km from the the Poiso...

  
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Tomies Mountain: Light on Tomies and Purple
davsheen a day ago.
Tomies and Purple in the Light from Muckross

  
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Derrygarriff: Free as a bird
Colin Murphy a week ago.
We were lucky to see a white tailed eagle gliding gracefully over Eirk Lough before before coming to rest on a rock, which provided the opportunity to capture a pic of the rarely seen bird of prey...

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Foardal: Beyond a shadow of a doubt
Colin Murphy a week ago.
The French writer Maupassant used to say he had lunch in the Eiffel Tower every day because it was the only place in Paris that he couldn't see the thing. A similar view might be taken of Foardal,...

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day 6
mlmoroneybb 5 days ago.
Thanks to all for making the weekends on the Beara-Breifne Way so special. We have completed 187Km in 7 Day?s walking walk, Len: 30.3km, Climb: 781m, Area: Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day5
mlmoroneybb 5 days ago.
Day 5 we set out for Ballyvourney where some of us put our cupla focail to good use. Along this trail we came across man walk, Len: 23.4km, Climb: 483m, Area: Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland)

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Enjoy your trip
BleckCra 4 days ago.
The first flurry of snow here in Armagh. A biting wind. Antenna whiskers taste the chill air and the prospect of picture postcard winter days. In no time at all, the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue will...

  
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Hillocks
BleckCra 6 days ago.
Simon. Himself is the well known to some, Bernard Hill. Less well known of course are hills to do with ants, except to some. Keep er lit though. At least some sort of discussion and of course only...

  
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Foardal: Simple approach from NW
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
If you want to do this in isolation, the simplest route is from the car park at V882790, and then heading SE directly up the heathery slope for 1km. The summit itself is a broad heathery mound.

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The Beara-Breifne Way Day7
mlmoroneybb 5 days ago.
On Sunday, we were not attacked by the MacCarthys of Drishane Castle but started our walk on the O?Keefe Booning Castl walk, Len: 27.7km, Climb: 362m, Area: Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day4
mlmoroneybb 5 days ago.
The Saturday trek started in the scenic village of Glengarriff. From here a short boat trip brought some of our members... walk, Len: 27.5km, Climb: 783m, Area: Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland) Foilastookeen

  
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Derrygarriff: Fine summit, easily reached.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
There are access issues around Moll's Gap, so suggest starting at car park at V882790 and proceeding up the heathery slopes to Foardal - about 1km to the SE, before walking the 1.5km to the SW to ...


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