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pdtempan
2010-01-06 17:45:26
Coillte closures
Following up belatedly on Simon's request for info on specific closures, I've never encountered anybody shooting, but have come across signs recently in 3 different areas saying woodland was closed due to logging activity. These were: access to Silvermines W Top in July 2009; N slopes of Knocksheegowna in Comeraghs, July 2009; and E slopes of Kirikee Mountain near Ballinderry, Wicklow, Aug 2008. In all three cases the signs did not simply ask walkers to keep to tracks, they forbade access completely along the woodland tracks and offered no alternatives. In all three cases, as there was no indication of any activity at the time (sound of chainsaws, logging lorries, etc.) I ignored the signs and continued my walk, encountering no problem. Unlike the shooting issue, which is potentially very dangerous, Coillte are crying wolf too often re logging to my mind, and in any case, there seems no reason for walkers to be banned from whole swathes of forestry for months at a time. A period of several months was explicitly stated on the Silvermines sign. If the lorry drivers are driving with due caution, the presence of walkers on forestry tracks should not pose a problem. The only issue I can see is in the immediate vicinity of felling activity. I would have thought that signs and a cordon in the relevant bit of forest, at the time that felling is actually being carried out, would be adequate. Seems like a bad case of health and safety culture.


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Mullaghcleevaun North Loop
Abruzzese less than an hour ago.
In good weather and dry ground, rewarding views on lough Dan, Blessington lake, and west Dublin, with a binocular, fro... walk, Len: 19.0km, Climb: 740m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Duff Hill, Mul

  
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Slieveboy Loop
jgfitz an hour ago.
We followed the official National Loop Walk, Loop 106C, which is the purple trail. We took one small shortcut, but add... walk, Len: 14.1km, Climb: 424m, Area: Slieveboy, North Wexford (Ireland) Slie

  
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St Patrick's Island: Please Respect the Birds
Pepe 8 hours ago.
Do note that this island is an important bird sanctuary. The scale of birds here surprised me, much more than on neighbouring Colt and Shenick islands, I should have heeded the cacophony of their ...

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Feet in bog, eyes on planets.
simon3 13 hours ago.
RossnafinnaSince we brought up the number of islands we have to over 570, when looking for a shorter walk I take a lo... walk, Len: 1.7km, Climb: 65m, Area: Rossnafinna Island, Mayo Islands (Ireland)

  
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simon3 a day ago.
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Knockbwee: Summit Revealed
CaminoPat 2 days ago.
From the south, parking available for only one car at W124 775. Proceed uphill from junction with local road in a NNW direction along a rough stone covered road until you come to a six bar field g...

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Fergalh
Fergalh a day ago.
Hill walks and Way Marked Trails...

  
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Corraun Circuit
Onzy a day ago.
Route taking in Corraun and its East top. Essentially a variation on Wicklore's track 1404, but without the lift on t... walk, Len: 10.8km, Climb: 604m, Area: Corraun Hill East Top, Achill/Corraun (I

  
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Rossnafinna Island: Small island with huge views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
This island can be reached from the north at around F80097 03359 by a small but driveable bridge.There is one central path heading SE from the bridge. There are extensive turf cuttings on both sid...

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Crossing the Corraun Plateau
simon3 a day ago.
There were various other tracks before this one going onto the Corraun plateau but none crossing from one side to the ... walk, Len: 13.7km, Climb: 648m, Area: Corraun Hill, Achill/Corraun (Ireland)

  
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Mournes: Donard and Satellites
Onzy a day ago.
Route to Donard from Bloody Bridge via Crossone taking in Millstone Mountain on the return. walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 871m, Area: Crossone, Mourne Mountains (Ireland) Cros...

  
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Crocknafarragh SE Top: Climb it, but include one or more "cousins"
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 4 days ago.
The way to Crocknafarragh SE Top can follow the full route up to Crocknafarragh with an additional 700m walk out to the lesser top or, part of the way up, by contouring up and around the S flanks ...


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