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I think poles for .. by weedavie   (Show all posts)
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weedavie
2006-05-05 14:30:17
Bitter & Twisted
Simon

I'm definitely more agin walking poles than cameras. But pretty pictures of hills don't tell you much. What do you value in a site like this? It's a place for how to do it information.

Is it scrambly, is it messy, what does it give you, are there herds of mad goats. Piccies can illustrate these things but very often don't. You don't have the worst
excesses of some Scottish sites (picture of cairn in mist with accompanying text "Do this on a clear day. you can see farther". On the other hand mostly they
don't have the equivalent of Mr Cra (who seems a few metres short of a summit cairn, but who is at least taking language to places it's not been before. A bit
like someone once took me to Bundoran.)

Maybe photographers should think what they're trying to do - the unrelenting pursuit of the calendar pin-up has a saccharin effect. Go cubist, which might be the
Cra effect (I know I'm reaching here.) Or keep it functional (which certainly a number of your own illustrations get full marks on.)
Yes Davie - less w.. by Bleck Cra   (Show all posts)
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Knockastia: Behind quarry
Fergalh 2 hours ago.
At Moate take road to the pretty village of Rosemount. Drive through village and turn left around west side of mountain. At quarry there is a sign for site of old church (N2401043352) proceed up t...

  
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MV Gathering & Awards - This Friday!!
Onzy 12 hours ago.
ALL WELCOME !

  
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Croaghmore Donegal
Fergalh 22 hours ago.
Seen this eyesore last Saturday 16th February. No words can describe how awful this.is ..Just one question how did the idiots get this to the summit of a 286 metre Hill ?

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Coastal Walk west of Mannin Bay
Onzy 22 hours ago.
walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 107m, Area: Galway Coastal Hill (Ireland)

  
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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV 4 days 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 4 days 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 6 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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Knockatagglemore
caiomhin 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 1.0km, Climb: 30m, Area: Knockatagglemore, W Limerick/N Kerry (Irela...

  
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Slievereagh: To drive or not to drive?
TommyV a week 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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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc 3 days 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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Seefin Mountain W Top: Two summits one hike.
TommyV a week 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 a week 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,...


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