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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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Camaderry South East Top: Glenealo Valley and Miners Village
sev 7 hours ago.
Glenealo Valley and Miners Village - view from south slope of Camaderry South East Top (Aug. 2010)

  
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Camaderry South East Top: Glendalough Upper Lake
sev 7 hours ago.
Glendalough Upper Lake and the valley - view from south slope of Camaderry South East Top (Aug. 2010)

  
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Seefin: "Megalithic Fallout Shelter"
sev 11 hours ago.
Wicklow Mountains - Megalithic tomb on Seefin Mt.http://youtu.be/u--BKEqB-JM

Summit Summary
Skregmore: Incidental summit in the Reeks
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker a day ago.
Much climbed but little remembered, Skregmore is a victim of its location. One of the highest summits in Ireland but adjacent to still higher tops, impressively rocky but still far less dramatic t...

  
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Cnoc an Bhráca: The last hurrah of the high Reeks
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 days ago.
Cnoc an Bhráca, together with its near neighbour Cnoc na DTarbh, are the last (relatively) high summits along the great ridge of the Eastern Reeks; beyond here the ground gradually declines to the...

  
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Tievnabinnia: Bulky Sheeffrys summit
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 3 days ago.
Tievnabinnia is the easternmost of the higher Sheeffry Hills, a distinctly bulky eminence where gently grassy upper slopes contrast with a series of steep corries to both north and south of its ge...

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Near Slieve Foye North-West Top, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland)
Gus 3 days ago.
Tough ascent from the carpark, but once on the ridge is reasonably easy with an identifiable track. On the return kee... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 413m, Area: Slieve Foye North-West Top, Cooley/Gullio

  
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WalkinIreland
WalkinIreland 2 days ago.
Walking Holiday Ireland provide self-guided hiking & guided walking tours in Ireland’s Ancient East and along the Wild Atlantic Way since 2012 for hiking & trekking enthusiasts from around t...

  
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Maumtrasna: A steep-sided fortress in the West
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 4 days ago.
Maumtrasna is one of the most singular mountains in Ireland, a monumental sprawl of plateau plunging away in viciously steep slopes around almost all of its perimeter; these slopes are themselves ...

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Wicklow: Cullentragh Mountain
Onzy 6 days ago.
Easiest route to an hill that is really just a point on the way to Mullacor and beyond ... run, Len: 5.0km, Climb: 185m, Area: Cullentragh Mountain, Dublin/Wicklow (Irela...

  
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Corn Hill: New Pathway around the Summit
TommyMc 6 days ago.
A new pathway around the summit has been installed over the summer. Walkers are now met with a locked gate within circa 50 yards of the masts and trig point, but a new and quite attractive pathway...

  
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Kells Mountain East Top: Great hike up Kells East
BillWatson a week ago.
Three of us climbed this. My nephew cooled off in Roads Lough on the way up. The weather was nearly perfect. It was steep but manageable. This is my first entry on MV.


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