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padodes
2007-04-09 20:30:14
The hills a-burning
In the Dublin and Wicklow mountains, too, the recent anticyclonic conditions have already been marked by fires that have blackened large areas of hillside. (Glenmacnass, across from the waterfall, is an ugly case in point.) This is becoming more and more a feature of warm weather conditions. In some instances it is the systematic burning of heather to promote grazing for sheep, but it is clearly due as well to carelessness or malice. I don't suppose there is much that can be done to prevent malicious intent, but I often wonder about the wisdom of burning the hills for grazing. It seems rather shortsighted when you consider that, when the rain comes, it causes very visible erosion of blanket bog, and when it doesn't come, as sometimes happens, the hills remain black and inhospitable like a mound of charcoal the whole summer - no paradise for sheep or for walkers either, for that matter. With the prospect of rising temperatures in the coming decades, I hate to think what the Garden of Ireland will become.
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Summit Comment
Cashloura: An enjoyable walk for all ages
CaminoPat 2 hours ago.
Park at W20849 49704 at Coillte forest entrance just off the R586 Regional Road between Dunmanway and Drimoleague. Follow forest road which is along line of disused west Cork railway line for appr...

  
Summit Comment
An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Loop walk towards Portacloy.
ucampbell a day ago.
The Loop walks here are well signposted, it's a great idea to go out onto each headland.

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
On 26/4/2014 i spent a very enjoyable afternoon walking this area visiting the army observation hut and the stone constructed EIRE marking as part of an addition to the Benwee Head Loop walk but i...

Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Flat topped but hard to get to.
simon3 a day ago.
View from the west.

  
Track
Circuit of Dirkbeg Lough - easier ascent
simon3 3 days ago.
The purpose of this walk is to reach the Maumtrasna plateau and Maumtrasna NE top (MNET). The lattter is quite possib... walk, Len: 11.6km, Climb: 564m, Area: Maumtrasna North-East Top, Partry/Joyce

  
Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 a day ago.
View from the east.

Track
Benwee Coastal Walk
simon3 3 days ago.
The walk starts at a small carpark and Wild Atlantic Way sign just west of Benwee. In fact some of the local rock has ... walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 245m, Area: An Bhinn Bhu?, North Mayo (Ireland) An B

  
Track
Near Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland)
caiomhin 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.3km, Climb: 663m, Area: Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Galty...

  
Track
Lenadoon Coastal Walk
simon3 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 2.5km, Climb: 8m, Area: Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland)

Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 a day ago.
Picture from the west.

  
Forum: General
Riddle of the Spinc
BleckCra 3 days ago.
I was at Glendalough yesterday and on the Spinc for the first time. I cannot imagine there haven't already been a thousand hours debate on the boardwalk and and that there won't be a thousand hour...

  
Track
Erris Head Ramble
simon3 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 4.7km, Climb: 95m, Area: Erris Head Hill, Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland...


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