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Bleck Cra
2005-11-20 21:25:46
"Look North. Head East." from Bleck Cra Contract pics
Picture: Look North. Head East. (Contract pics)

Do It Different
Do something different. Remember those plastic bazookies of the 1960s that fired ping pong balls at younger siblings. Construct a syringe with similar properties, acquire a golf ball size of plastic explosive….. and a Blackface ewe. Better still, do a classic Mourne route …… but different! At the Bearnagh/More col, lit out up the well trod path, Doan-side of the wall, until you touch the slabs. The Bearnagh Slabs provide succour and warmth for the little wee rock people that make that jingly metal noise when affecting a vertical ascent into pointlessness. Then stick left of the wall and North, view panoramas of boggling proportions, over the counterpane postcard countryside that cossets Castlewellan and at the wall-side of the summit-Tor, lep down through virtually uncharted territory, over outcrops, incrops, upcrops and best of all … downcrops. This roller-coaster rides finishes all too soon above a small and scary crag over Hare’s Gap, four men, two women a dog and a two ravens fighting for the crisps. This weekend do something different - or you could stay at home at watch TV.
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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc 3 hours ago.
Since a big gorse fire in 2016, this hill is once more easily accessible to casual walkers and has been widely visited this summer. An easy approach is possible by taking the L6636 minor road off ...

  
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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV a day ago.
As mentioned by Harry Goodman, it's possible to drive along Belmore forest for almost two kilometers as far as a black forestry gate. There is also a standard gate here on the right giving access ...

  
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Brougher Mountain: A quick bag.
TommyV a day ago.
Nothing much to add to the comments already. Drove most of the way up from the North side of the hill to within 450 metres of the trig point. Nothing to recommend to anybody who is looking to get ...

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Croghan Hill: Broken Trig Pillar to be replaced
TommyMc 3 days ago.
The recent damage to the Croghan Hill trig pillar is covered in an article in this week's Offaly Independent. The good news is that Offaly County Council plans to replace the damaged pillar to its...

  
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Near Djouce, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 9.6km, Climb: 465m, Area: Djouce, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Djouce

  
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Slievereagh: To drive or not to drive?
TommyV 4 days ago.
Geo's directions are spot on. At the aforementioned Coilte forest entrance there is a sign staing no unauthorized vehicles beyond this point as the gate may close at any point. However as the Lazy...

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Seefin Mountain W Top: Two summits one hike.
TommyV 4 days ago.
Nothing to add to the directions provided by melohara. Just to mention two things, the parking place was littered with close to a hundred empty beer cans, it looks like there was a party there or ...

  
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Knocknaskagh: The fast and the furious.
TommyV 4 days ago.
Knocknaskagh is a fairly prominent hill in North Cork. It's possible to access via a Coilte forest entrance on the South East side mentioned by jackill. After about 500 metres, there is a smaller,...

  
Track
Near Brockagh Mountain SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 16.8km, Climb: 910m, Area: Brockagh Mountain SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow ...

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Camlough Mountain: Army Dreamers
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 5 days ago.
Relatively recent history has liberated Camlough Mountain from the bonds of the military: some metallic paraphernalia remains high on its slopes but if one puts that aside it's a cracking little e...

  
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Carrigshouk: Accessible but not necessarily easy.
IainT 5 days ago.
Although Carrigshouk is very close to a road it's quite a rough little walk, with deep heather, boulders, scrub and the remants of old tree planting. The worst of this can be avoided by parking ea...

  
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Tievnabinnia: One of Ireland's highest waterfalls ?
David-Guenot a week ago.
I thought I'd share this pic I took while exploring the summit area of Tievnabinnia E Top recently. This amazing waterfall cascades down the SE slopes of Tievnabinnia. The OSI map suggests it woul...


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