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Slieve Snaght from L. Barra
NICKY, in David Herman's book, "Hill Walkers Donegal", a circular walk beginning at Lough Barra is given. It is: 'Route 11 - Slieve Snaght from the south'. It begins from the carpark at B 929124, goes to the waterfall directly south of S. Snaght, then climbs over boulders to the top of the mountain. After that it descends the NE spur to the northern end of Lough Slievesnaght, climbs again due E to cross the ridge, with Drumnaliffernn to the left, and then heads SE along a soggy valley back to the starting point. All in all, it is given as a 9km walk and a 640m climb, though Herman's estimations tend to be tight. An A to B variation is also given, if a second car can be arranged, but this too loops around to the south. If you intend reaching Errigal, I know from experience that there are two possibilities. The first is the easy one. When you reach the northern end of Lough Slievesnaght, descend the gully directly north, which takes you down by the eastern shore of L. Maam. From there a northerly course over undulating ground takes you to the entry to the Poisoned Glen and Dunlewey, looking directly across at Errigal. The more challenging route would be to continue on eastwards from the northern end of L. Slievenaght, over the ridge and across what is called the Rocky Cap to the head of the Poisoned Glen. The descent is made here and brings you back to Dunlewey. All of this is described (although with no great detail) in Herman's Route 10: 'Slieve Snaght and the Poisoned Glen'. I have walked this route and found it thoroughly enjoyable, although I took it in clockwise direction. The photo was taken above the headwall at the top of the Poisoned Glen and is looking SW, over the rounded tops on the Derryveagh plateau, to Slieve Snaght, whose dome can be seen on the horizon, to the left. The day I crossed it, the sun had been baking the rocky slabs the whole morning and I could even feel the heat coming up through my vibram soles!


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'Off-Grid' in Arctic Sweden: Trekking the Dag Hammarskjöldleden
mcrtchly less than an hour ago.
We first visited Arctic Sweden in September 2016 and walked the middle section of the Kungsleden trail (MV track 3332). walk, Len: 110.7km, Climb: 1726m, Area: Sweden, Norrbotten ()

  
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Spinans Hill SE Top: Brissels or Brussels
Bunsen7 18 hours ago.
Climbed both hills on 16/12/17, following the main route described by others here on MV.The forestry between the tops has thinned out a little (or so it seems by reference to previous comments) an...

  
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Glen o' the Downs Wood
jgfitz 14 hours ago.
This woodland track can be accessed directly from N11 heading South. After Exit 9, there is a road sign for Glen o' the walk, Len: 5.9km, Climb: 183m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

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Cloghnagaune: There must be an easier way!
Bunsen7 19 hours ago.
This is a rather painful hill to summit from the obvious parking spot at the forest entrance to the south east. Following where others have gone I found myself wading through head high gorse to at...

  
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IainMiller
IainMiller 2 days ago.
A rock climber, hillwalker and guidebook author living, working and playing on the sea cliffs, sea stacks, mountain ranges and uninhabited islands of County Donegal. http://uniqueascent.ie/sea_sta...

  
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Roaninish: Roan Inish
IainMiller 2 days ago.
Roan Inish (Roaninish) is a low lying storm lashed small archipelago comprising five main islands and a large collection of tidal skerries. The islands are reasonably remote being 4 KM from the ne...

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Cloghnagaune Summit and Stone Circle
Bunsen7 19 hours ago.
This is a rather painful hill to summit from the obvious parking spot at the forest entrance to the south east. Follow... walk, Len: 4.0km, Climb: 144m, Area: Cloghnagaune, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) C

  
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Inishbarnog: Roan Inish
IainMiller 2 days ago.
Roan Inish (Roaninish) is a low lying storm lashed small archipelago comprising five main islands and a large collection of tidal skerries. The islands are reasonably remote being 4 KM from the ne...

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day7
mlmoroneybb a week ago.
On Sunday, we were not attacked by the MacCarthys of Drishane Castle but started our walk on the O?Keefe Booning Castl walk, Len: 27.7km, Climb: 362m, Area: Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)

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An Bhuidéal: Climbing An Bhuideal
IainMiller 2 days ago.
An Bhuideal (The Bottle) is an iconic 50 metre high twin headed sea stack living 300 meters out to sea at the base of 250 meter high sea cliffs. Its remote location and close proximity to the sker...

  
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The Beara-Breifne Way Day 6
mlmoroneybb a week ago.
Thanks to all for making the weekends on the Beara-Breifne Way so special. We have completed 187Km in 7 Day?s walking walk, Len: 30.3km, Climb: 781m, Area: Paps/Derrynasaggart (Ireland)

  
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Dún Briste: Climbing dun Briste
IainMiller 2 days ago.
The first ascent by rock climbers was in May 1990 by three UK climbers who climbed a groove system up the north facing seaward face of the stack. The stack then waited 26 years for another ascent ...


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