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Bleck Cra
2009-03-16 21:40:10
"A PEACEFUL WALK" from Bleck Cra Contract pics
Picture: A PEACEFUL WALK (Contract pics)

NO TROUBLE AT ALL
For Southern walkers teasing themselves into the North, who now think the place has gone up, do not put off that visit.
The place has not gone up and if it appears that way in the media, the media are mistaken. Cra is on the ground (no, not to escape the hail of bullets ….) and a report I think is important.
Fractiousness is contained in the town of Antrim (nowhere near hills) and Craigavon. Craigavon was a social experiment to offer a better quality of life in a trouble-torn Northern Ireland. It has become run down and not the shining light of idealistic socialism. It is a large sprawling hugger mugger of flat-roofed housing with acres of council-mowed grass, abandoned roundabouts, drains and culverts. It has a reputation for nefariousness and thought to protect pockets of dissident Northern Republicanism. However to do a direct comparison with Dublin and what the snobs call the “rougher” estates, Craigavon would fare better. Of course to residents of Craigavon or Darndale, your estate is home, where you struggle to put food on the table, manage lawless children and survive. I lived for 4 years in Lurgan, one of the towns co-erced into the concept of Craigavon and would much prefer to be there at night than in many parts of Dublin City Centre.
There are huge political peaks to scale in Craigavon but there are no hills, so you won’t be going there. The Mournes are at least an hour’s drive and in the opposite direction.
So here’s the proposal. Put on your boots and I shall meet you on your side of the border, shepherd you into the magical Mournes, introduce you to local hospitality and return you without a scratch. Any takers, contact me through this site.


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Summit Comment
Croghan Kinsella: Fine views and a gilded history
Bunsen7 7 hours ago.
Decided it couldn't do any harm to get on the M11 down past Arklow and make the journey to Croghan Kinsella. Coillte and the ESB have created a 35 MW wind-farm on the eastern flanks of the mountai...

  
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Crocknasmug: Inishowen Head Loop Walk
pearnett 7 hours ago.
As I parked up in the car park beside the Stroove Lighthouse I then began the loop walk around Inishowen Head in an anticlockwise direction. The first part of this walk is along a road past a few ...

  
Track
Easy Stroll up Croghan Kinsella
Bunsen7 8 hours ago.
Easy Route up Croghan Kinsella. Slightly surprised this was not already uploaded, as I imagine it is the most frequen... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 336m, Area: Croghan Kinsella, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland

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Mullagh More and Sliabh Rua
Aidy a week ago.
A leisurely walk in one of the most amazing areas in Ireland, or anywhere for that matter. The route took me to the to... walk, Len: 7.9km, Climb: 316m, Area: Mullagh More, West Clare (Ireland) Mulla

  
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Benbaun via Knockpasheemore
Aidy a week ago.
A relatively easy way up to Benbaun, the Co Galway high point, although it is a steep pull up to Binn Charrach/Knockpa... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 797m, Area: Binn Charrach, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Bi

  
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Muck to Meelmore Loop
Bunsen7 a week ago.
A track that's very easy to follow, with good parking, 3 highest hundred summits for less than 900m of ascent, but do... walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 874m, Area: Slieve Muck, Mourne Mountains (Ireland)

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Walking under the water!
march-fixer 4 days ago.
With the Blessington Lakes being deprived of input due to the dry conditions, the water level has dropped considerably. walk, Len: 13.1km, Climb: 197m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Cove Mountain: Return to Cove!
PinkyFloyd a week ago.
Today was the second time I have visited Cove. Anyone who read my first comment will know my first visit was alone and an altogether nervous affair. Well, the return was a much better experience. ...

  
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Pic de Lustou
David-Guenot a week ago.
A fantastic, hard-won summit, a relentless, never-ending haul up followed by some easy but somewhat exposed scrambling o walk, Len: 14.7km, Climb: 1684m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

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Truskmore SE Cairn: Letrim - County high point - Done with my Grandad
ShaunDunne a week ago.
While climbing Truskmore my Grandad and I walked over and bagged our Second County high point of the day. Was very windy and wet up there today.

  
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Slieve Beg: Stared down the Devil's Coachroad and decided he can have it
PinkyFloyd a week ago.
I know that people scramble up the Devil's Coachroad though the mechanics of actually getting up the top part elude me. Braver men than I! Standing on top of Beg, looking down the massive gulley i...

  
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Truskmore: Sligo - County Highpoint with my Grandad
ShaunDunne a week ago.
Climbed Truskmore today, Saturday 15/09/2018. Was a very wet and windy day. I was delighted to make it to the summit with the weather being so bad. I was amazed to meet 3 men on bicycles heading u...


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