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wicklore
2009-03-18 12:21:31
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Isolating the definition of Isolation
In posing the question about the remotest place in the hills and mountains of Ireland I don't really have a set of criteria to go by. I think there could be two types of places identified. The first is any suggestions other MV members have about their favourite quiet spot-Pazapas already named his. Each member will have their own memory of a particular place on a particular day when all the right factors combined to make it special and remote at that time. I would be interested to hear about these places. The other type of place to identify could be literally the most remote place-where there are the least signs of human activity. An example-when we climbed Fauscom last year we climbed up along the ridge at Coumshingaun. It felt quite isolated. Then at the top we were surprised to discover that we could both see the road far away and hear the traffic on it. So not such an isolated place after all. Simon3's suggestion of Tearaght might just be the unrivalled remotest spot. But there is a lighthouse on that island...
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Summit Comment
Castlequin: A mixed bag
TommyV a week ago.
Kimego forest is an official Coilte forest recreation area tucked away on the North side of the Iveragh penininsula at V45388 82721 but in truth it is much more an area of felled trees and stacked...

  
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Cooley Mountains: Barnavave
Onzy 2 weeks ago.
Route from Carlingford over Barnavave. The track is an attempt to link up two of the marked looped walks in the area... walk, Len: 12.4km, Climb: 474m, Area: Barnavave, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) Bar||

  
Summit Comment
Geokaun: Drive time
TommyV a week ago.
Nothing to add on the directions as its very straight forward. The weather turned just as we drove to the summit so we didn't even get to do the short looped walk.

Track
Croaghconnellagh 'direct'
Peter Walker 3 weeks ago.
Cruach Eoghanach on the other side of the GapCroaghconnellagh forms the north-western side of the deep rent of th... walk, Len: 4.3km, Climb: 412m, Area: Croaghconnellagh, Bluestack Mountains (Ir|...

  
Summit Comment
Bray Head: One of the best short hikes in Ireland.
TommyV a week ago.
The route described by others is still the same and it's now way marked. Just to mention that there is now a car park which is a discovery point along the Wild Atlantic Way which is the start poin...

  
Summit Comment
Bolus: Fine views
TommyV a week ago.
Bolus out on the tip of the Iveragh peninsula provides great views of Scariff island and Denish island and the now world famous Skelligs. Due to time constraints we climbed this hill from the Sout...

Track
Character building tale of Croaghconnellagh in the rain.
simon3 3 weeks ago.
Don't even think of crossing the Lowerymore.There are various routes published on MV for reaching Croaghconnelagh... walk, Len: 5.5km, Climb: 303m, Area: Croaghconnellagh, Bluestack Mountains (Ir|...

  
Summit Comment
Eagles Hill: A lesser visited summit on the Iveragh peninsula
TommyV a week ago.
This route starts to the West of Lough Currane at V59319 65133 and follows the Kerry Way South for about two kilometres. At the col known as the Windy Gap it is time to leave the way marked trail ...

  
Track
The Bluestacks Aghlas on a wet day.
simon3 3 weeks ago.
The Bluestacks Aghlas can be reached as others have shown from a road leaving the R250 at the SW end of Lough Fin... walk, Len: 9.0km, Climb: 495m, Area: Aghla Mountain, Bluestack Mountains (Irel|...

Summit Comment
Baraveha: Windfarm or way marked trail?
TommyV a week ago.
Started at the forest entrance as mentioned by scapania. It's worth mentioning that the area is now a windfarm so I'm not sure on what the story with access is as it is still an official way marke...

  
Summit Comment
War Hill: Clear day on a neglected summit.
simon3 2 weeks ago.
Most of the times I have been on War Hill, it has been raining and I have just climbed up the heathery and exhausting slope from the Knocknacloghoge River. So it was a pleasure to be on the top on...

  
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Italy: Bologna City & Hills
Onzy 3 weeks ago.
Route through historical city centre to the hills south of Bologna, culminating at the Santuario San Luca, a hilltop bas walk, Len: 15.2km, Climb: 643m, Area: Italy, Emilia-Romagna () ||


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