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Bleck Cra
2010-06-04 21:24:54
"Scavs High on Commedagh" from Bleck Cra Contract pics
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SCAV4U
Reference ol’ wine drinker Jackill’s exhortation for me to add anything to his treatise on Scavvy Walking, firstly it is all guff. For a start when he writes of meeting Simon, Simon is a concept – at least that’s what he tells me. Simon, that is. Next the name “Scavvy” derives from Jacky’s routine of raking about dustbins for his dinner and mine of dining on dead hillwalkers. It’s not rocket science. See how he uses “accident” and “O’Shea’s” in the same breath. And all that stuff about love and peace? Sure - but only if you give him a biscuit. Otherwise, just check your footing. Anyway as the Northern Ireland tourist boys used to say (a tad self-consciously), “you won’t know if you don’t go” and there is already idle talk of Scavvy Four – and it doesn’t come more idle than from these two – in the magical, mystical and generally fluffy Mourne Mountains of Norn Irn, TBD but likely 14/15th ish August this year of our Lord Vader 2010. It will be a middling hike of circa 5-to-6 hours with a total ascent of around 1800ms and comfortable for Grades 1 and 2 (A and B); endless opportunities to meet other mviewers (it’s like a cruise – you can’t get off it), and some wines and beers afterwards – at last. So put it in your diary now. Details will follow. For more information on what a Scavvy Walk is, see Jackill’s gushing piece 17th May 2010 title: Scavvys – Members Meet Up - which contrarily also means non-members, non-Irish (which nearly means me), non-mountaineers and some English people like Cornishmen.
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Tomies Mountain: Light on Tomies and Purple
davsheen 4 days ago.
Tomies and Purple in the Light from Muckross

  
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An Cnoc Fada: The majesty of the Poisoned Glen in the snow
mcrtchly 3 days ago.
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Derrygarriff: Free as a bird
Colin Murphy a week ago.
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day7
mlmoroneybb a week ago.
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Foardal: Beyond a shadow of a doubt
Colin Murphy a week ago.
The French writer Maupassant used to say he had lunch in the Eiffel Tower every day because it was the only place in Paris that he couldn't see the thing. A similar view might be taken of Foardal,...

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day 6
mlmoroneybb a week ago.
Thanks to all for making the weekends on the Beara-Breifne Way so special. We have completed 187Km in 7 Day?s walking walk, Len: 30.3km, Climb: 781m, Area: Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)

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Foardal: Simple approach from NW
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
If you want to do this in isolation, the simplest route is from the car park at V882790, and then heading SE directly up the heathery slope for 1km. The summit itself is a broad heathery mound.

  
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Hillocks
BleckCra a week ago.
Simon. Himself is the well known to some, Bernard Hill. Less well known of course are hills to do with ants, except to some. Keep er lit though. At least some sort of discussion and of course only...

  
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Derrygarriff: Fine summit, easily reached.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
There are access issues around Moll's Gap, so suggest starting at car park at V882790 and proceeding up the heathery slopes to Foardal - about 1km to the SE, before walking the 1.5km to the SW to ...

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The Beara-Breifne Way Day5
mlmoroneybb a week ago.
Day 5 we set out for Ballyvourney where some of us put our cupla focail to good use. Along this trail we came across man walk, Len: 23.4km, Climb: 483m, Area: Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland)

  
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Enjoy your trip
BleckCra a week ago.
The first flurry of snow here in Armagh. A biting wind. Antenna whiskers taste the chill air and the prospect of picture postcard winter days. In no time at all, the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue will...

  
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More midges.
simon3 a week ago.
Also, try Knocknagorraveela, hill of the midges. https://mountainviews.ie/summit/441/Though I don't remember too many of them when I was there one winter. Though there were a lot of rushes so perh...


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