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wicklore
2010-06-23 15:27:34
"Strange Trig Pillar in Donegal!" from wicklore Contract pics
Picture: Strange Trig Pillar in Donegal! (Contract pics)

In pursuit of hills
Thanks to everyone for their kind comments about completing the County Tops and reaching 300 summits! It wasn’t that long ago that I was happy to simply walk in Wicklow and wondering what all this ‘bagging’ was about. Many people are happy to stick with familiar hills and ranges, and some might frown upon hill-bagging as an activity. There is a danger of bagging becoming ‘soul less’ as the hunt for new summits could become the objective as opposed to wanting to visit, explore and enjoy the hill for its own sake. I always try to get the most from visiting a hill or mountain, and I have been lucky in coming across many surprising and interesting things as well as having fantastic experiences overall. I also try to bring as much information back to MountainViews as possible, and will share any new routes, experiences and views that have not already been posted. In turn I have walked in the footsteps of countless other MountainViews members who have also shared their knowledge and experiences with this community. Where else but on MountainViews would you discover where to find a teddy bear strapped to a chair set into the ground on a hilltop? Or where to go to see the tallest trig pillar in Ireland?!!

Reaching hundreds of summits isn’t the significant thing in itself – it’s about the summits visited and the fantastic things I have seen, experienced and learned. I hope my contributions have inspired or encouraged others to explore a new place or visit a new hill. So whether you are on your first few summits or only just considering taking up the activity, I hope to see you in the hills soon!
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Easy, Dry Seefin Family Friendly route
Bunsen7 12 hours ago.
The first time I went up Seefin I followed a track from the west. It was wet, mucky and not at all family friendly.Thin... walk, Len: 6.3km, Climb: 350m, Area: Seefin, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Seefin

  
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Hillbaggers only
Bunsen7 13 hours ago.
Just in case any of you drive past this looking for a route to this spot, and decide to go elsewhere, you have no excu... walk, Len: 1.1km, Climb: 44m, Area: Slieveroe, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Sliev

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

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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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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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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...

Summit Comment
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...

  
Summit Comment
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 ...

  
Summit Comment
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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Near Barranisky, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney a day ago.
walk, Len: 6.4km, Climb: 170m, Area: Barranisky, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Barra...

  
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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,...

  
Summit Summary
Camlough Mountain: Army Dreamers
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 weeks 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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