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2009-04-08 20:03:45
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Au Contraire, to popular opinion, this southerner has been north on four occasions. Thrice, on the Mournes, and once not. With very poor sense of direction, I get, what most folk would call, lost, regularly, and am the greatest deterrent to unskilled mountain hiking, by example alone. And so disgraced, I may have let M.V., Simon and co. down, but sure there you are, borders, perimeters and endless track. It helps that I can read the map but to be very honest Iíd rather be walking and when not walking viewing it through a lens. Once, it was the camera itself that navigated home as I had taken a pictorial history of trip through forestry and so I ran the slide show in reverse. It all began with the father no less, who very wisely told me, always carry chocolate, drink and dress sensibly, never panic, its an island, Ireland, only so wide. This is what's great about M.V. A quick print off of the best descriptive walk and Iím off. So yes, thank you all for the assistance, its all needed, and as the most recent trip was a reconnaissance, Newcastle side, across Mournes, I will send, via Simon, the images of said sojourn from Trassey and a former one from Bloody Bridge and (once you have put out these rather large fires), you can tell me where Iíve been. Then at last I will be able to boast about it like the rest of you. While we are in tutorial form, would someone please recommend the most concise literature published in relation to reading a map, and negotiating a compass (for coccyx and coconuts sake) In fact, it would be interesting to hear how individual contributors first learned the same skills, that is map reading and compass negotiation, guides?, scouts?, school?, college?, girlfriend?
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Forest walk to the summit of Westaston Hill
simoburn less than an hour ago.
walk, Len: 3.9km, Climb: 109m, Area: Westaston Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) W...

  
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Short walk even shorter! Killeagh Hill views & ring fort.
simoburn 16 hours ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 20m, Area: Killeagh, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Killeagh

  
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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV a week ago.
As mentioned by Harry Goodman, it's possible to drive along Belmore forest for almost two kilometers as far as a black forestry gate. There is also a standard gate here on the right giving access ...

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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc 6 days ago.
Since a big gorse fire in 2016, this hill is once more easily accessible to casual walkers and has been widely visited this summer. An easy approach is possible by taking the L6636 minor road off ...

  
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Brougher Mountain: A quick bag.
TommyV a week ago.
Nothing much to add to the comments already. Drove most of the way up from the North side of the hill to within 450 metres of the trig point. Nothing to recommend to anybody who is looking to get ...

  
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Croghan Hill: Broken Trig Pillar to be replaced
TommyMc a week ago.
The recent damage to the Croghan Hill trig pillar is covered in an article in this week's Offaly Independent. The good news is that Offaly County Council plans to replace the damaged pillar to its...

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Slievereagh: To drive or not to drive?
TommyV a week ago.
Geo's directions are spot on. At the aforementioned Coilte forest entrance there is a sign staing no unauthorized vehicles beyond this point as the gate may close at any point. However as the Lazy...

  
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Mullacor
JoHeaney 16 hours ago.
walk, Len: 9.1km, Climb: 537m, Area: Mullacor, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Mullaco...

  
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Two summits one hike.
TommyV a week ago.
Nothing to add to the directions provided by melohara. Just to mention two things, the parking place was littered with close to a hundred empty beer cans, it looks like there was a party there or ...

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Knockastia: Behind quarry
Fergalh 3 days ago.
At Moate take road to the pretty village of Rosemount. Drive through village and turn left around west side of mountain. At quarry there is a sign for site of old church (N2401043352) proceed up t...

  
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Knocknaskagh: The fast and the furious.
TommyV a week ago.
Knocknaskagh is a fairly prominent hill in North Cork. It's possible to access via a Coilte forest entrance on the South East side mentioned by jackill. After about 500 metres, there is a smaller,...

  
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MV Gathering & Awards - This Friday!!
Onzy 4 days ago.
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