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Bleck Cra
2005-11-28 22:52:25
"Sun explodes over Silent Valley" from Bleck Cra Contract pics
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Bang goes the Summer
Rapid backfire. The screech of tyres. A hail of grit and gravel. A day in the life of the Dukes of Hazzard? Nope: it was Saturday, the Down Motor Rally and party-time at Donard Carpark. “No room! No room!' they cried out when they saw Alice coming. “There's plenty of room!” said Alice indignantly - resting the vehicle neatly on his foot. “Holy eff Missus …Yees cyant come in here,” Did it really say “M. Hatty - Official” on his badge? So that was that: the gentle weekend tableau of gaiters, Bridgedales, grey pacs, and scrubbed faces, transformed into grids of four-wheeled flying machines, black boiler-suited blokes, head, hands and torsos within. And so trails of track rats fizzled angrily ‘round the edge of this cauldron and poured testily on to the hill. All day, Donard roared and spat echoes of wide-bore exhausts and asthmatic carburettors. By way of rapid response, the Brits at Ballykinlar army base came out for a day on the firing range. Winter had officially opened; the breathtaking beauty of long, crag-creeping shadows, frost-burnt grass and the bitter taste of snowmelt burn water; all suitably celebrated with a bang or two.
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Keeper Hill: A surprisinghly easy climb rewarded by stunning views
ianmb 4 hours ago.
Walked this today (26/04/2018) with my wife. Traveled from Clare via Limerick and Newport, parked in a lay-by just inside Ballyhourigan Woods at the foot of the track that services the transmissio...

  
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Side Pike and Lingmoor Fell
simon3 5 hours ago.
walk, Len: 13.3km, Climb: 518m, Area: Lingmoor Fell [Lingmoor Fell - Brown How]...

  
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Top of Coom to Glengarriff
GSheehy 13 hours ago.
The April Na Sl

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Shefy Knockboy
Ulsterpooka a day ago.
walk, Len: 39.0km, Climb: 1287m, Area: Lackabaun, Shehy/Knockboy (Ireland) Lack...

  
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MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2018
liz50 3 days ago.
It is this Saturday 28th April! Visiting some of the lesser know summits in the Galtees, including Temple Hill and Lyracappal. If you would like to join us please contact Liz at elizabethashton201...

  
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Galtybeg: One of those rare perfect days
jackill 3 days ago.
Every once in a while comes a rare day when everything just works, even though it shouldn't.Dodgy back, banjaxed knees, starting time silly o'clock, have to be home by noon to evict the crows from...

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Nephin from the North....stunning views.
derkelly274 4 days ago.
First time climbing Nephin for both myself and my friend. We decided to go at it from the North as it seemed like a more walk, Len: 5.3km, Climb: 644m, Area: Nephin, North Mayo (Ireland) Nephin

  
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Lugduff: A high point on long ridge separating Glendalough from Glenmalure
Bunsen7 3 days ago.
This picture is taken pretty much directly to the west of Lugduff across Glenmalure on an approach to Camenabologue SE Top.Most people will probably take in Lugduff as part of a circuit of Glendal...

  
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derkelly274
derkelly274 4 days ago.
Enjoy climbing the odd hill. Hope to visit more and more.

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Camenabologue SE Top: Direct Route from Glenmalure
Bunsen7 3 days ago.
Followed directions posted on MV to find the forest ride up from Glenmalure. See track 3766.The first section of forestry SW of the forest track has been felled, making the forest ride more obviou...

  
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Camenabologue SE
Bunsen7 6 days ago.
This shortish alternative track makes use of a forest ride (as heralded by Simon3) from Glenmalure to reach Camenabol... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 664m, Area: Camenabologue SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ir

  
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An Alp for OAPs...
Colin Murphy a week ago.
If you an ageing hillwalker like myself who might have liked to bag an ‘Alp’ but are too long in the tooth to contemplate such an adventure, fear not, there is a simple little Austrian Alp you can...


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