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wicklore
2010-09-07 22:06:17
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Paul Revere re: Slieve Carr
Hi Paul Revere. Your recently updated comment about being able to climb Slieve Carr in 2 ½ hours is as startling as it is interesting. Your local knowledge obviously stands to you as you must know the lanes, trails and paths through the forest and bogs that may not be shown on the map. Slieve Carr is widely held to be the most remote summit in Ireland, and most contributors describe approaching from the north or south along the Bangor Trail. These routes typically involve a full day 28km return hike, or an overnight stay in the remote bog. (See my post on Slieve Carr for the ‘little tin bothy’ story!).

All other contributors who have described their route to Slieve Carr have all used the Bangor Trail for approach, and have often climbed the two Nephin Beg summits en-route. In the absence of local knowledge we have to rely on what other contributors have posted before us. At the moment the only routes and directions available on MountainViews for Slieve Carr all involve the ‘long way’ in. If you can post a route or detailed directions for the 2 ½ hour climb it would be a fabulous resource for future walkers. This would indicate a return journey of 5 hours, which would vastly reduce the current 12-14 hour return walk that day trippers must endure. (Or at least offer a choice-some walkers want the long walk!)

Slieve Carr is indeed a very remote hill – from the north or south. But in fact travelling east or west from the summit one could reach a road or houses in about 7 kms. It has been the vast bogs and forestry to the east or west that have made these approaches impractical. If you do have a new, quicker, route it would be great to share it on MountainViews and make this fine mountain available to those for whom the full day hike is not possible. (Although there is a romantic quality to having a hard to reach mountain like Slieve Carr!)

On a separate but related note, sadly when I was on Slieve Carr three weeks ago I discovered that, remote as it is, it is not beyond the reaches of the graffiti artist. My photo shows how ‘Neary’ had proclaimed his/her presence sometime in 2010. Well done Neary. I hope you’re proud of your handiwork.


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Knockatagglemore
caiomhin 23 hours ago.
walk, Len: 1.0km, Climb: 30m, Area: Knockatagglemore, W Limerick/N Kerry (Irela...

  
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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV 3 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 3 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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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc 2 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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Croghan Hill: Broken Trig Pillar to be replaced
TommyMc 5 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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Slievereagh: To drive or not to drive?
TommyV 6 days 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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Near Djouce, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 9.6km, Climb: 465m, Area: Djouce, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Djouce

  
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Two summits one hike.
TommyV 6 days 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 6 days 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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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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Carrigshouk: Accessible but not necessarily easy.
IainT a week ago.
Although Carrigshouk is very close to a road it's quite a rough little walk, with deep heather, boulders, scrub and the remants of old tree planting. The worst of this can be avoided by parking ea...

  
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Tievnabinnia: One of Ireland's highest waterfalls ?
David-Guenot a week ago.
I thought I'd share this pic I took while exploring the summit area of Tievnabinnia E Top recently. This amazing waterfall cascades down the SE slopes of Tievnabinnia. The OSI map suggests it woul...


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