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evelyn
2006-06-01 08:34:12
walking in to trouble
With reference to leaving cars before heading out on to the hills.... maybe I'm lucky in that my car has never been broken in to whilst it has been parked when I'm up on the hills. I've parked in Glenmalure, even the dreaded Slieve Gullion and all over the Mournes. In the recent past I've tended to park outside a pub, the Glenmalure Inn seems safe enough plenty of people coming and going and driving by, from there you can walk in many directions - maybe a little longer than planned but still the car is that bit safer. In the Mournes I tend to park in Tollymore, Rostrevor town etc. Having seen the way the Swiss hike around their magnificent mountains and experienced the trains and cable car system, I now find myself using public transport that bit more. On a recent trip up Maulin, I took the bus to Enniskerry and walked up from there - it's amazing to see what we miss as we speed by in our cars, yes a few extra miles but very much worth while. I haven't been on the mountains for a while as I'm training for 2 marathons in a week later in the year, if I succeed which I intend to do - I'll be treating myself to a short break in Meiringen in Switzerland!!!


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Near Collon Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney 10 hours ago.
walk, Len: 8.2km, Climb: 223m, Area: Collon Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Coll...

  
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Near Barranisky, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney 10 hours ago.
walk, Len: 6.4km, Climb: 170m, Area: Barranisky, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Barra...

  
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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV a week 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 week 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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Near Westaston Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney 10 hours ago.
walk, Len: 3.9km, Climb: 122m, Area: Westaston Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) W...

  
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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc a week 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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Croghan Hill: Broken Trig Pillar to be replaced
TommyMc a week 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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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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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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Collon hill loop walk and summit.
simoburn 12 hours ago.
A nice loop walk of Collon Hill taking in the rocky summit which has a small cairn and trip pillar. For whatever reaso... walk, Len: 7.9km, Climb: 265m, Area: Collon Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Co

  
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Camlough Mountain: Army Dreamers
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker a week 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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