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Bleck Cra
2009-04-08 23:51:49
BEARING COMPASSES
Yes dhmiriam. I seem to have missed a fight which disappoints me no end. Regarding map and compass, I did once have a girlfriend who gave me a map and compass but that was a very long time ago. Learned without any books. Just trial and error. Nearly always the best way or at least until you are given a map and compass. Couldn't be easier. Run long edge of compass along imaginery line (on the map) from where you are to where you want to be. Turn compass housing so that printed arrow points North on the map. Lift compass off map and set magnetic arrow to North. The printed arrow will now tell you which way to go. That has just saved you twenty quids. Rule No2. Don't use 1:50s maps unless you want to die. They don't show all crags. Use 1:25s or 1:30s. Rule No3. Even when you are convinced the compass is wrong it is not. Enjoy and be good enough to flag up next time you are heading North. Also a trick. When you buy a new map, spend a half an hour folding at all the gridlines. Seems endless but what it means is later it will fold any way you want when everybody else's is trying to paraglide them off the hill.


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Summit Comment
Curra Hill: Cloudy Climb
andreos97 an hour ago.
Fantastic walk, personally feel it's best starting your approach from Glenbeigh village and heading up through the forest (663 908) as it's quite well signposted. Once leaving the cover of the tre...

  
Track
Barnavave and Slieve Foye from Carlingford
simon3 12 hours ago.
This route mostly takes low gradient tracks to ascend to first Barnavave and then Slieve Foye.Ascending Barnavave from... walk, Len: 9.8km, Climb: 684m, Area: Barnavave, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) Barn

  
Summit Summary
Barnavave: Double humped, easy to visit, good views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 13 hours ago.
One way to go up is from Carlingford. Start at around J1839 1095 up a path (not the adjacent track). Following the track makes for an easy ascent. It is also possible to start on the SW side for e...

Forum: General
Carol Morgan wins the women's Spine Race agai
IainT a day ago.
Carol Morgan from Dublin has come in as first woman in the Spine Race for the 2nd time after crossing the Cheviots in some of the toughest conditions in the race for years. She is over a day ahead...

  
Track
Nire Valley 22km loop walk through the Gap and to Crotty's and up to Fauscoum
Ulsterpooka a week ago.
walk, Len: 20.4km, Climb: 1140m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...

  
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Knockastia: Hunting and shooting forbidden
ceadeile 4 days ago.
The path described by FergalH is now, January 2018, very overgrown. There are many thorn bushes in particular which make it a somewhat dangerous for your eyes. A simpler approach is to park at the...

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When hill-walking meets (pre)history
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
Amazing discovery by a hill-walker. It seems the Irish hills still have many a secret to hide... http://www.thejournal.ie/ancient-human-remains-mayo-3805783-Jan2018/?utm_source=shortlinkAnd an art...

  
Summit Comment
Banagher Hill: Better road surface - easier access now
Pepe 4 days ago.
Followed the Bluestack Way sign mentioned by Aidy. The road is well surfaced now, though narrow. Drove a couple of kilometres NW (ignoring lower-down parking areas) to a small plantation on the le...

  
Track
Drumnalifferney North East Top
Aidy a week ago.
I did this route in winter conditions, and the views to be had around the Derryveagh Mountains, over Dunlewey, and ac... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 577m, Area: Drumnalifferny North-East Top, Donegal NW

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The Ravens Rock: Crispy Morning Rock Hopping
Pepe 4 days ago.
Climbed this via the ascent up the Fox's Rock from the Long Woman's Grave. Took the direct route up (steep and slippy!) on a crunchy January morning. The light and the views were magnificent. If y...

  
Bibliography
Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way by David Flanagan & Richard Creagh
aidand 4 days ago.
This book is definitely a keeper, a book Iíll hang on to knowing Iíll return to it again and again.I donít know who the genius is who came up with the concept of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) but th...

  
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January Club Walk - Na Sleibhte Hillwalking Club - Route 1 (of 5 options)
GSheehy a week ago.
" 'Twas like doing the Turks challenge after the Christmas dinner." walk, Len: 31.0km, Climb: 1800m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...


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