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Bleck Cra
2011-03-06 21:35:04
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ROAD TO RUIN
The discussion on path “repair” in the Mournes and contributions by mountainviewers are most interesting. I am delighted the subject continues to engage us – as it should. For example mcrtchly’s dogged research has thrown up unsettling issues and suspicions, to the effect that he entertains us lobbying the Environment Agency. Were anyone interested, time-healthy or beaurocracy-savvy enough to take this on, including the Crtch himself, I for one should be most interested to read the findings.
Yesterday, we included the traditional ascent of Slieve Donard from the Glen River. If ever there were evidence of misdirected enthusiasm for path repair, here it is. Now, I am no supporter of the hillwalker/erosion debate contending that whatever “damage” we do in the great scheme of things is so environmentally insignificant as to warrant no action at all – certainly not expensive action - but you do wonder if the initiators of path repair on Donard aren’t themselves just a tad shame-faced. In terms of the very currency cast by themselves, this exercise has been an unmitigated disaster. Traditionally walkers on this route would have walked up the north side of the wall cutting one track into the hill. With the introduction of unwanted, unnecessary and expensive granite steps, the hill is now scarred, pock-marked and (if you want) eroded beyond (if you also want) repair – because walkers choose the hill rather than these unwalkable steps. From one clean track to half a dozen fractured zigzags. If this is the standard of thinking that fuels the efforts now beneath Binnian, God spare us from it. A dull day was made all the more leaden by the sound of a construction helicopter abetting building work beneath Perchy Bysshe. Speaking to hillwalkers on the subject, I hear no support for this enterprise at all.


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Shefy Knockboy
Ulsterpooka 5 hours ago.
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MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2018
liz50 2 days ago.
It is this Saturday 28th April! Visiting some of the lesser know summits in the Galtees, including Temple Hill and Lyracappal. If you would like to join us please contact Liz at elizabethashton201...

  
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Galtybeg: One of those rare perfect days
jackill 2 days ago.
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Nephin from the North....stunning views.
derkelly274 2 days ago.
First time climbing Nephin for both myself and my friend. We decided to go at it from the North as it seemed like a more walk, Len: 5.3km, Climb: 644m, Area: Nephin, North Mayo (Ireland) Nephin

  
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Lugduff: A high point on long ridge separating Glendalough from Glenmalure
Bunsen7 2 days ago.
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derkelly274
derkelly274 3 days ago.
Enjoy climbing the odd hill. Hope to visit more and more.

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Camenabologue SE Top: Direct Route from Glenmalure
Bunsen7 2 days ago.
Followed directions posted on MV to find the forest ride up from Glenmalure. See track 3766.The first section of forestry SW of the forest track has been felled, making the forest ride more obviou...

  
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An Alp for OAPs...
Colin Murphy a week ago.
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Bunsen7 5 days ago.
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Bealick: Between two counties
Wilderness 2 days ago.
I approached this mountain from the North East ,coming from the Coomataggart mountains. When I got to the top I had to walk around for a few minutes to pinpoint the true summit; which I'm sure is...

  
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Mullaghcleevaun circuit
osullivanm 5 days ago.
A very pleasant circuit although some difficult ground between Duff Hill and the return to start of hike. walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 792m, Area: Black Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Blac...

  
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MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2018
liz50 a week ago.
Not long now until the first Mountainviews members meet of 2018. We will be walking in the Galtee mountains on Saturday 28th April. If you are thinking of joining us and would like more details pl...


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