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maclimber
2009-05-01 19:27:04
BEN THERE WISH I HAD A T -SHIRT
For once no jokes no castigation of fellow walkers but a short tale of hill top bliss, and a few pains. To the west 2 weekends ago with a trusty band of crusties and a few young'uns (a 'fellowship of the ring'-without a ring-) to fulfill a lifetime ambition to 'do' the bens and turks. Planned to an inch of its life by the commander all flowed well and a welcome pub in Clifden by 7pm of a friday evening much craic, black stuff and chips. The butterflies in the stomach and weak knees(well I am old) as I gazed with disblief at a clear blue sky above Binn Dhoire Chlair, (how often in the west no rain!)the long awaited nirvana beckoned. It didnt disappoint rock, dust, scree, sweat ,pain and more but worth all to do the round taking in Binn Bhan with the mile long scree and ending on Binn Leitri as the sun glanced off the every day of the year lakes of roundstone bog. Thanks to the gang as I would not have done it otherwise and a very sore leg gave a slow descent but the view for company made up for it. I could go on but you may have lost your last meal by now! all codology aside its why we do it, those who don't have no idea...their loss. To end we also ran through the middle turks on the sunday but thats a story for another day suffice to say simons own excellent website route description and pictures of the turk challenge route made it seem like and old friend even for the first time. Adieu until something funny comes along
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A New Hazard!
Aidy 6 hours ago.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-45231987Never heard of this happening before.

  
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Crocknafarragh: The High Route around Glentornan Lough
jsramsey1491 7 hours ago.
Last Thursday (16/08/2018) a few friends and I decided to do a recce of a walk around Glentornan Lough. We started close to the Gaelic pitch on the southwestern shore of Lough Nacung Upper, passed...

  
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An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Head Loop.
sandman a day ago.
As already stated Benwee Head has some of the most dramatic costal scenery in Ireland and with this in mind i decided to enjoy on a clear sunny day the joys of walking the 12.4km of the Benwee Hea...

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Meelin Hill, Brackloon and Knockafeehane
Bunsen7 a day ago.
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Eagles Hill, Mullaghbeg, Beenrour
bogtrotter a day ago.
There?s plenty of room for parking at the cemetery at the top of Coad Road, near Castle Cove. From here we headed SW ... walk, Len: 21.6km, Climb: 825m, Area: Eagles Hill, Dunkerron Mountains (Irelan

  
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Knocknanacree: Storm Beach and Cliffs at lower western reaches
Bunsen7 a day ago.
A view of "Acres" from Minard Beach. This is apparently a geologically interesting spot in itself as it is a storm beach comprised of large sandstone boulders. The castle is on private land and no...

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Erris Head Loop
simon3 a day ago.
Simple walk to Erris Head. On the occasion we did it, there were dark clouds and big showers. walk, Len: 4.7km, Climb: 98m, Area: Erris Head Hill, Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland...

  
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Knockafeehane: From the horse's mouth
Bunsen7 a day ago.
This is the trail description post at Q59652 00497. It summarises the route if taken from east to west, as per track 3881.Vastly superior to my own garbled efforts!Annascaul obviously is a very we...

  
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Knockafeehane: Easily Accessible and not overly demanding
Bunsen7 a day ago.
There is a waymarked trail to the summit which loops over the ridge leading west from this hill. See track 3881.The quickest route to the top would see you park in Annascaul village and walk up th...

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Cashloura: An enjoyable walk for all ages
CaminoPat 3 days ago.
Park at W20849 49704 at Coillte forest entrance just off the R586 Regional Road between Dunmanway and Drimoleague. Parking available for 6-8 cars. Follow forest road which is along line of disused...

  
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An Sli
Slier159 2 days ago.
Hello all,I am currently trying to organize a longs distance walk from Killarney to Derry city, using the existing National Waymarked Trails along the West coast. A 1,000km of Trail already exist ...

  
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An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Loop walk towards Portacloy.
ucampbell 4 days ago.
The Loop walks here are well signposted, it's a great idea to go out onto each headland.


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