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Bleck Cra
2005-05-23 23:28:12
"Way out way back" from Bleck Cra Contract pics
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Wall to Wall Mournes
Hello Ken - nailed by the Mournes: nippy enough. And no better way to go. The Mournes in edited form goes like this. 3 main kick-off points: Donard carpark Newcastle - gets you Donard, Commedagh and others; Trassey Track ex Bryanford gets you Bearnagh, Meelmore, Meelbeg and others; Carrick Little carpark up off the Kilkeel Road, gets you Binnian, Lamagan and others. The Hilltown Mournes from Hen Mountain carpark gets you Hen, Cock, Pigeon, Eagle psitocosis and sometimes lost. Come up from Bloody Bridge only if your car has broken down there - itís the least encouraging of the entrees and you will have to fight through the entire primary school population of NI, doing some aimless but busy manoeuvres. If you want to do some wall-following, which entre nous is not that hard, best picking up from either Commedagh (ex Donard carpark) or at the other end, Meelmore (ex Trassey Track - beautiful) - you can go up from Meelmore Lodge, which more and more people are doing, which only means more and more people are amphibious. I think for wall vistas, prob kick off from Commedagh. If I recall, your first attack was on Donard, so youíll be keen to try another route - calm yourself. Come back up the same Glen River route, but at the saddle (between Donard and Commedagh) hang a right up on to the latter and set out along the wall to Hareís Gap - wall vistas galore. At Hareís Gap you can decide whether to bag Bearnagh (not to be messed with) and/or Meelmore and thereafter reverse along the Brandy Pad track back to the saddle and directly into the pub.

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Pilgrimage : The Road To Santiago
Jim Holmes 2 days ago.
Pilgrimage : The Road To SantiagoFriday BBC2 9pmMountainViews Irish Mountain Gathering preferred MC of choice - Ed Byrne - can be seen as he walks with friends (kind of) on a three part travelogue...

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Thanks BlackCra
Aidy 2 weeks ago.
Thank you BlackCra for the extremely generous words on my photo - your description is truly humbling.

Fuerteventura: La Oliva to Lajares.
simon3 5 days ago.
This walk starts in La Oliva, which is served by various bus routes including one that returns from the finish. Casa de walk, Len: 16.7km, Climb: 333m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

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Corn Hill: Nice Views Visible Again
TommyMc 3 days ago.
I visited Corn Hill on a sunny morning in March 2018 and was pleased to see that some of the forestry that had blighted the area near summit has been felled in recent years and as a result there a...

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Chimney Rock Mountain: Fine views in the NE Mournes
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Trailtrekker a week ago.
Chimney Rock Mountain sits proudly above the Irish Sea in the north-eastern Mournes. Evidence of extensive mining exists along the side of the mountain at places like Carrís Face, and the route up...

Glenbeigh Loop
GSheehy 4 days ago.
That mare of a storm ?Emma? played havoc with the na Sl

Lehaunstown to The Scalp
jgfitz a week ago.
This track is accessable by public transport. Starting at Lehaunstown Luas Stop (spelled Laughanstown by Luas), head ... walk, Len: 10.0km, Climb: 367m, Area: Carrickgollogan, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland

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Aidy's "A" pic.
BleckCra 2 weeks ago.
Aidy's pic of the month ....... just sensationally good.That is not to say mountainviews' potms aren't all fabulous but are often it seems constrained (not, I imagine always by the photographer), ...

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Mullaghmeen: A Delightful Walk, Muddy near Summit.
TommyMc a week ago.
I enjoyed a delightful walk to the summit on a nippy but very sunny Sunday 25 February. Sadly the narrow track on the final approach to the summit has been cut up badly over the winter, and quite ...

Lanzarote: Femes to Playa Blanco, Minor Woes
simon3 a week ago.
Our original plan was perfectly simple - while on Fuerteventura climb the highest mountain. But it didn't quite work out walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 250m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

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Lugduff SE Top: Great views
ewen 2 weeks ago.
A cold but sunny day ensured the boggy top and col between the top and Lugduff was frozen and firm underfoot. Did from Glenmalure lodge, following the Wicklow way. On such a clear crisp day, the L...

Fuerteventura: Lobos Island
simon3 a week ago.
Isla de Lobos is an island just off the north coast of Fuerteventura. It has a lot of visitors and somewhat problematica walk, Len: 12.7km, Climb: 64m, Area: ()

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