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Bleck Cra
2010-09-26 23:17:38
"Slow Track" from Bleck Cra Contract pics
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EASY GOING
People on the hill seem more interesting or is it that our year-end metabolisms go into stroll mode – and so we pay more attention? Anyway today’s route which I shall commend anon included encounters with much of Eastern Europe, a team of some impressively posh young English people, a top-end rockclimber I have been trying to identify and a Bio detective …dog. A route to commend particularly for walkers wanting to tick off big Mournes summits in a reasonably short time, includes 5 weighty tops over 700ms, being generous with Meelmore and also some magnificent scenery. Start with Donard from Newcastle’s Donard carpark, then to Commedagh, a broad ridge to Hare’s Gap, a juke ‘round the Polaphuca, up Meelmore, up Meelbeag (have you got the map out – go and get it!), a contour back to the col at Meelmore/Bearnagh, up Bearnagh, to Hare’s Gap encore, to the Donard/Commedagh saddle and back home down the Glen River. The Bio dog and its owner, who advised me its remit was to seek out germs, tracked me all the way down the Glen. A carbolic scrub when I got home.
Too many raybands for my sensibilities, cantilevered up from hairless temples; happy, comfortable 40 pluses, she winning the battle against time, he and the biscuits…., not.; gasping adolescents in runners and T-shirts; mellow campers; and low flying private planes. The expensive English, well wow! That accent that sounds like a bog roll with diamonds stuck up the nose hole, a la Zara Phillips – maybe a score of them, early 20s and completely beautiful – pouring like silk down the Brandy Pad: in their stocking soles worth anything from £100m. And the rockclimber – French, 40s, with an NI/Scottish twang, a hatch of small girl children. Any clues mountainviews? Great route. A must do.
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Knockbwee: Summit Revealed
CaminoPat 17 hours ago.
From the south, parking available for only one car at W124 775. Proceed uphill from junction with local road in a NNW direction along a rough stone covered road until you come to a six bar field g...

  
Track
Slieveboy Loop
jgfitz 22 hours ago.
We followed the official National Loop Walk, Loop 106C, which is the purple trail. We took one small shortcut, but add... walk, Len: 14.1km, Climb: 424m, Area: Slieveboy, North Wexford (Ireland) Slie

  
Summit Summary
Crocknafarragh SE Top: Climb it, but include one or more "cousins"
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
The way to Crocknafarragh SE Top can follow the full route up to Crocknafarragh with an additional 700m walk out to the lesser top or, part of the way up, by contouring up and around the S flanks ...

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Croughan ridge by going around Lough Acorrymore
simon3 a day ago.
This is a relatively easy way to reach the Croughan ridgeline and get a taste for the magnificent all-round views. Ir... walk, Len: 7.8km, Climb: 595m, Area: Croaghaun SW Top, Achill/Corraun (Ireland

  
Summit Comment
Baurtregaum Far NE Top: Great views from a so-so mountain
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
The view over Tralee Bay at low tide from Baurtregaum Far NE Top had the appearance of the Amazon River delta!

  
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eamonoc
eamonoc 2 days ago.
A lot of walking done and so much more to do, thank you Mountainviews for the inspiration

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Scouting the start of the Galty Challenge.
jackill 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 17.5km, Climb: 623m, Area: Slieveanard NE Top, Galty Mountains (Irel...

  
Summit Comment
Bunnacunneen South Top: Simple bag from nearby tops
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
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Track
molls gap loop walk
strangeweaver 5 days ago.
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Bunnacunneen SE Top: Handy track
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
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Simple ascent of Minaun.
simon3 5 days ago.
An easy way up starting from the carpark. walk, Len: 3.6km, Climb: 121m, Area: Minaun, Achill/Corraun (Ireland) Minaun

  
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Caherbarnagh East Top: A Hidden Gem Discovered
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 3 days ago.
Park off road next to gate at the saddle between Claragh Mountain and Curracahill W23626 87990. There's room for 3-4 cars to park safely. Climb gate and follow rough stone track keeping forest to ...


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