MountainViews
Welcome to MountainViews
If you want to use the website often please enrol (quick and free) at top right.

General Whatever you want to say that doesn't fit under the comments about places or another forum.
Sort by >

More controls

<< Prev page 1 .. 270 271 272 273 274 275 .. 388 Next page >>
Post details Post   (Contract pics)
Some lovely shots .. by csd   (Show all posts)
After years of thi.. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all posts)
Very nicely compos.. by jackill   (Show all posts)
A popular place to.. by ssames   (Show all posts)
The following may .. by simon3   (Show all posts)
DonxCahill
2010-03-01 14:23:00
Bangor Trail - Bangor Erris to Newport
The Bangor Trail starts in Bangor Erris, Co Mayo and finishes in Newport, Co Mayo. The trail is 22miles long. Both Discovery Series No. 23 and 31 together cover the complete trail.

The Bangor Trail is an ancient and much trodden path, that can be started in either Bangor Erris or Newport. We started in Bangor Erris (F 862 229), leaving the Hillcrest B&B, at eight o’clock after a warm breakfast.

We strolled down by a dance hall, over a bridge and turned left after GAA dressing rooms. The morning had clear skies and the trail became evident on the Knocklettercuss Mountain, a continuous groove stretching across the side of the mountain.

After an hour into the trail, civilisation had disappeared, with us being enveloped by natural surroundings. Atlantic winds cris-crossed our path and mountain sheep watched with curiosity, occasionally darting away higher into the hills. Carnivorous plants and heather were dominant along the trail and I could imagine the full bloom of wild flowers in the summer months.

We crossed a footbridge adjacent to an old stoned house. The Tarsaghaunmore River was clear and we topped up our water bottles. A tributary of the Tarsaghaunmore River was the setting for our elevenses. Sitting on the banks, the stream gently negotiating rocks and falls provided the only sound. Tranquillity at its best.

We traversed along the side of the Tawnyruddia mountain, where the views were heavenly splendid - the vast expansive bog, Nephin Beg and Glennamong in view. It rained heavily and the trail became soggy.

We ate lunch on the slopes of Nephin Beg (F 920 090), rain drops battering at our faces. The Nutella was frozen and difficult to spread, and so chunks wrapped in slices of brown bread were made. We joked and called them “Nutella Wraps”. The view was exceptional, bringing back memories of other favourite trails in New Zealand and Australia.

After lunch we continued on the trail, and encountered a planted forest at the juncture joining both the Western Way and the Bangor Trail. The conditions of the path improved and we continued at a steady pace, until joining the main road.

The final third of the trail is mostly tarred road with one detour after Srahmore Lodge but the views continued to be spectacular. We witnessed Lough Feeagh as a beautiful clear lake with the Ben Gorm slopes mirrored on its surface.

It was dark when we arrived in Newport at 19.00hrs. The Hillcrest B&B Hostess collected us at the bridge (L 983 938). We were delighted that such a service was available enabling us to complete the whole Bangor trail without the need for two cars or a taxi.

Overall, we feel tremendously uplifted after walking the trail. It showed us a side of Ireland we hadn’t seen before and hopefully we will see again shortly.
Hi, Just a quick n.. by Dessie1   (Show all posts)
I came to Hillwalk.. by jackill   (Show all posts)
I'd like to echo w.. by ahendroff   (Show all posts)
Wednesday night la.. by wicklore   (Show all posts)


RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS 1 2 3 .. 19 Next page >>
Track
Suilven
Peter Walker 10 hours ago.
I first read about Suilven when I was about 11. It was in some British geographical gazetteer, a stern washed-out pict... walk, Len: 24.0km, Climb: 1029m, Area: Lochinver to Ullapool (Britain) Suilve

  
Summit Comment
Slieve Elva: Fantastic scenery
Damian120 14 hours ago.
A stunning walk going up over Slieve Elva that you can begin and end end at Fanore Beach. Some great locations along the Caher River to stop and relax and watch the water gently flowing downstream...

  
Track
Maumtrasna Plateau via Dirkbeg and Buckaun Spurs
Onzy a day ago.
Route to the Mauntrasna plateau using the Dirkbeg spur for ascent and the Buckaun for descent. walk, Len: 10.8km, Climb: 535m, Area: Maumtrasna North-East Top, Partry/Joyce C...

Forum: General
Lough Oular From Tonlagee
tomlug48 a day ago.
A beautiful July day on the summit of Tonlagee. Gazing down at the beautiful heart shaped Lough Oular.Tom Barragry & the Lugs .

  
Summit Comment
Knockannavea: Nice views to be had
csd a day ago.
While not very challenging, recent felling means the views along the way and from the summit are pleasant enough. A nice spot for a lunchtime walk.

  
Track
Picos de Europa
peter1 2 days ago.
I can say with certainty three things: the ascent was not 3266m, given the peak is only 2503m; secondly, I will be back walk, Len: 13.9km, Climb: 3266m, Area: Spain, Cantabria ()

Summit Summary
Knocknabro East Top: Drought made difficult ground trek possible
Collaborative entry Last edit by: CaminoPat 3 days ago.
Knocknabro East Top is best climbed as part of a good loop walk, taking in the West and North-East tops of Knocknabro. This summit is best reached firstly via Knocknabro West Top and then onto the...

  
Track
Sail Mhor
Peter Walker 4 days ago.
After a week of blazing sunshine in the Peak District overwhelmingly spent swimming in the pool, lazing by the pool a... walk, Len: 11.3km, Climb: 833m, Area: Sail Mhor, Loch Maree to Loch Broom (Bri

  
Summit Summary
Knocknabro North-East Top: NE Top Revealed
Collaborative entry Last edit by: CaminoPat 3 days ago.
This summit is best reached via Knocknabro West Top. Park at laneway to old farmhouse now in ruin at W15905 83498. Room for 1-2 cars to park. Climb gate at entrance and follow post and wire fence ...

Forum: General
.Lough Oular from Tonlagee
tomlug48 a day ago.
A beautiful July day on the summit of Tonlagee. Gazing down at the beautiful heart shaped Lough Oular.Tom Barragry & the Brothers of the Lug.

  
Track
Coastal Dublin - Donabate to Malahide
Onzy 4 days ago.
Circuit of Broadmeadows Estuary from Donabate to Malahide walk, Len: 12.9km, Climb: 115m, Area: Dublin Islands (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Knocknabro West Top: A Long Hard Slog
CaminoPat 3 days ago.
Park at laneway to old farmhouse now in ruin at W15905 83498. Room for 1-2 cars to park. Climb gate at entrance and follow post and wire fence heading north until W16029 84252. From there head acr...


RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS 1 2 3 .. 19 Next page >>