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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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Cnoc an Bhráca: The last hurrah of the high Reeks
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 8 hours ago.
Cnoc an Bhráca, together with its near neighbour Cnoc na DTarbh, are the last (relatively) high summits along the great ridge of the Eastern Reeks; beyond here the ground gradually declines to the...

  
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WalkinIreland
WalkinIreland 15 hours ago.
Walking Holiday Ireland provide self-guided hiking & guided walking tours in Ireland’s Ancient East and along the Wild Atlantic Way since 2012 for hiking & trekking enthusiasts from around t...

  
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Tievnabinnia: Bulky Sheeffrys summit
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker a day ago.
Tievnabinnia is the easternmost of the higher Sheeffry Hills, a distinctly bulky eminence where gently grassy upper slopes contrast with a series of steep corries to both north and south of its ge...

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Maumtrasna: A steep-sided fortress in the West
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 days ago.
Maumtrasna is one of the most singular mountains in Ireland, a monumental sprawl of plateau plunging away in viciously steep slopes around almost all of its perimeter; these slopes are themselves ...

  
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Near Slieve Foye North-West Top, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland)
Gus a day ago.
Tough ascent from the carpark, but once on the ridge is reasonably easy with an identifiable track. On the return kee... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 413m, Area: Slieve Foye North-West Top, Cooley/Gullio

  
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Corn Hill: New Pathway around the Summit
TommyMc 4 days ago.
A new pathway around the summit has been installed over the summer. Walkers are now met with a locked gate within circa 50 yards of the masts and trig point, but a new and quite attractive pathway...

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Wicklow: Cullentragh Mountain
Onzy 5 days ago.
Easiest route to an hill that is really just a point on the way to Mullacor and beyond ... run, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 185m, Area: Cullentragh Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Irela...

  
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Kells Mountain East Top: Great hike up Kells East
BillWatson 6 days ago.
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Whiddy Island: Short island visit.
TommyV a week ago.
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A Postcard from the Edge
mcrtchly a week ago.
This summer we spent 2 weeks in the Faroe Islands, a remote arrowhead-shaped archipelago of 18 basalt islands rising up walk, Len: 4.3km, Climb: 216m, Area: Faroe Islands, Nor?oyar ()

  
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Vinegar Hill: Steeped in history.
TommyV a week ago.
The history of this place takes precedence over the actual scenery but there are lovely views over the town of Enniscorthy.

  
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Croagh Patrick & Lugnademon
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 7.1km, Climb: 756m, Area: Lugnademon, Croagh Patrick (Ireland) Lugna...


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