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Bleck Cra
2011-03-15 20:30:50
FAINNE
It is said that when European man was learning the Eskimo language, he discovered that the name they gave themselves translated as “human beings”. There were fish and there were dogs and there were eagles and there were human beings – and the Eskimos were that bit. Not Americans or Canadians or North People or Cold People but “human beings” – the only ones on the planet. The ring of Gullion could be the most republican place in Ireland and possibly on earth. Yet, to call it republican is redundant because in Forkhill there are no alternatives – that’s just what there is - and depending on your persuasion this is a bad thing or a good thing.
Strangely, more and more when I am heading into the North from forays into the South, I find myself drawn from the main drag into this wonderful place. Runs of ragged, pretty hills and tops burst out from behind quiet towns and villages. Bare crags bristle from burnt whin and lush heather. Verges of fast, black country roads drop away into trout filled streams and rainbow bog. To some, in this place, these little hills are all wrong – there are no patterns; no rules or guidelines – and this of course may be their very appeal.
I have passed through them so often and so often sworn I will be back to walk the whole ring dyke – but have yet to even leave the car.
A few viewers on this site I think have identified themselves as from these parts. So …… advise please some options for a few hours’ walk. Tops to do; parking; starting/finishing points; watering holes; and such. Agus go raibh mile maith agat
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MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2018
liz50 a day 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 a day ago.
Every once in a while comes a rare day when everything just works, even though it shouldn't.Dodgy back, banjaxed knees, starting time silly o'clock, have to be home by noon to evict the crows from...

  
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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 a day ago.
This picture is taken pretty much directly to the west of Lugduff across Glenmalure on an approach to Camenabologue SE Top.Most people will probably take in Lugduff as part of a circuit of Glendal...

  
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derkelly274 2 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 a day 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 6 days ago.
If you an ageing hillwalker like myself who might have liked to bag an ‘Alp’ but are too long in the tooth to contemplate such an adventure, fear not, there is a simple little Austrian Alp you can...

  
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Camenabologue SE
Bunsen7 4 days ago.
This shortish alternative track makes use of a forest ride (as heralded by Simon3) from Glenmalure to reach Camenabol... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 664m, Area: Camenabologue SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ir

  
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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 4 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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Nephin: A looped climb from the North. Stunning views all around!
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 interesting prospect. There was access to the woods on the northern slope o...


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