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Bleck Cra
2005-11-28 22:52:25
"Sun explodes over Silent Valley" from Bleck Cra Contract pics
Picture: Sun explodes over Silent Valley (Contract pics)

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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Ben of Howth: Here's to Howth!
Bunsen7 11 hours ago.
Having made my first proper visit there this afternoon and doing the Purple "Bog of Frogs" waymarked route (anti-clockwise with the detour to the Ben early in the walk), I found myself marvelling ...

  
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'Off-Grid' in Arctic Sweden: Trekking the Dag Hammarskjöldleden
mcrtchly 19 hours ago.
We first visited Arctic Sweden in September 2016 and walked the middle section of the Kungsleden trail (MV track 3332). walk, Len: 110.7km, Climb: 1726m, Area: Sweden, Norrbotten ()

  
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Spinans Hill SE Top: Brissels or Brussels
Bunsen7 a day ago.
Climbed both hills on 16/12/17, following the main route described by others here on MV.The forestry between the tops has thinned out a little (or so it seems by reference to previous comments) an...

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Glen o' the Downs Wood
jgfitz a day ago.
This woodland track can be accessed directly from N11 heading South. After Exit 9, there is a road sign for Glen o' the walk, Len: 5.9km, Climb: 183m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
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Cloghnagaune: There must be an easier way!
Bunsen7 a day ago.
This is a rather painful hill to summit from the obvious parking spot at the forest entrance to the south east. Following where others have gone I found myself wading through head high gorse to at...

  
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Cloghnagaune Summit and Stone Circle
Bunsen7 a day ago.
This is a rather painful hill to summit from the obvious parking spot at the forest entrance to the south east. Follow... walk, Len: 4.0km, Climb: 144m, Area: Cloghnagaune, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) C

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IainMiller
IainMiller 2 days ago.
A rock climber, hillwalker and guidebook author living, working and playing on the sea cliffs, sea stacks, mountain ranges and uninhabited islands of County Donegal. http://uniqueascent.ie/sea_sta...

  
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Roaninish: Roan Inish
IainMiller 2 days ago.
Roan Inish (Roaninish) is a low lying storm lashed small archipelago comprising five main islands and a large collection of tidal skerries. The islands are reasonably remote being 4 KM from the ne...

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day7
mlmoroneybb a week ago.
On Sunday, we were not attacked by the MacCarthys of Drishane Castle but started our walk on the O?Keefe Booning Castl walk, Len: 27.7km, Climb: 362m, Area: Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)

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Inishbarnog: Roan Inish
IainMiller 2 days ago.
Roan Inish (Roaninish) is a low lying storm lashed small archipelago comprising five main islands and a large collection of tidal skerries. The islands are reasonably remote being 4 KM from the ne...

  
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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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An Bhuidéal: Climbing An Bhuideal
IainMiller 2 days ago.
An Bhuideal (The Bottle) is an iconic 50 metre high twin headed sea stack living 300 meters out to sea at the base of 250 meter high sea cliffs. Its remote location and close proximity to the sker...


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