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csd
2010-03-07 23:12:25
"Dublin to Maam Cross: 2h29m" from csd Contract pics
Picture: Dublin to Maam Cross: 2h29m (Contract pics)

Motorways
I have an unwritten rule that I never really want to be driving for more than 2.5 hours each way for a day's bagging. Since I've done most of the summits near my home in Dublin, it's meant I've been left with slim < 400m pickings when it comes to new summits. However, the recent completion of the M6 has meant that the Maamturks are now within the magic threshold. I can leave home in Dublin 8, join the N4, and be ready to go 2h20 later. Another section of the M9 to Waterford is due to open in the next few weeks, which will bring all of the Comeraghs and surrounding hills within reach. May should see another big chunk of the M7 opening, bringing the Shannon summits closer.
So next time you're pondering where to go, don't be afraid to cast your net a little farther afield. When it comes to working out exactly how far you'll get in 2.5 hours, the big mapping services are hopelessly out of date. However, OpenRouteService (http://data.giub.uni-bonn.de/openrouteservice/) uses the OpenStreetmap database, which is updated by volunteers. This usually means new motorway openings appear on maps days (or even hours) after opening rather than months. Give it a whirl and broaden your horizons!


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Forum: General
Misty Morning Hills.
tomlug48 16 hours ago.
Coming down off Djouce in the early morning and gazing at the beautiful mist shrouded silhouettes of the south Wicklow hills .

  
Track
Pouy de Hourmigué
David-Guenot 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 17.9km, Climb: 1379m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
Track
The Laugavegur (Hot Springs) Trail, Iceland
mcrtchly 6 days ago.
Listed as one of the top twenty best treks in the world by National Geographic, the Laugavegur Trail (The Hot Spring Rou walk, Len: 56.6km, Climb: 1414m, Area: Iceland, South ()

Track
Drumnalifferny loop
David-Guenot a week ago.
Exploring Drumnalifferny as to bag the NE top. Fantastic views once the clouds lifted. I also spent some time to clim... walk, Len: 8.6km, Climb: 542m, Area: Drumnalifferny Mountain, Donegal NW (Irel

  
Summit Comment
Cullaun: A quick bag.
TommyV 2 weeks ago.
Aidand's directions are spot on. The road that looks like an entrance to a house actually leads into a forest, it is rough but manageable if you drive very slow. I drove as far as an old abandoned...

  
Summit Comment
Mauherslieve: Mother of God!!
TommyV 2 weeks ago.
What can I say about Mauherslieve? It really is one of those mountains that will have you asking yourself "What am I doing? Started out at the livestock pen mentioned by csd. It is important to no...

Summit Summary
Coomura Mountain: Prairies and precipices
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 weeks ago.
Teetering on the northern edge of the extensive plateau extending north from Knocknagantee in the Dunkerrons, Coomura Mountain presents very differing forms of complexity depending on viewpoint. I...

  
Track
The shortest route up Knocklayd
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 4.8km, Climb: 372m, Area: Knocklayd, Antrim Hills (Ireland) Knocklay...

  
Summit Summary
Knocknacusha: There and back again
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 weeks ago.
You can start at Ballaghisheen, a mountain pass V671 792. Space here for 3-4 cars. Ballaghisheen is at just over 300m so the climb to the top at around 551m is not a great strain. There is a sign ...

Summit Comment
Cooneen Hill: Very average
TommyV 2 weeks ago.
Nothing to add to simon3's directions. Like quite a few of the hills in North Tipperary, this one is through a Coilte forest track to begin with and then the tough push through some horrible groun...

  
Forum: General
The Light
BleckCra a month ago.
"... All social systems we've put into place are a mere sketch. One plus one equals two. That's all we've learned, but one plus one has never equaled two. There are, in fact, no numbers and no let...

  
Summit Summary
Meenteog: Squat and steep-sided summit on Glenbeigh Horseshoe
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 weeks ago.
Lumpen in its higher reaches but very much steep-sided lower down (especially to the north), Meenteog is the first of the higher, more dramatic summits on the Glenbeigh Horseshoe if walked clockwi...


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