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simon3
2007-06-24 10:24:22
Re No Parking Here
I would suggest that you and others who like hill-walking in the Mournes look very carefully at what is being suggested and get involved. The creation of a national park brings about the possibility of change. Put forward positive and useful suggestions. One suggestion: national parks should have verifiable targets for the amount and variety of independent recreational activity they encourage. (Some do in the US) Try to get the discussion to happen in public and in particular try to get the full reasons for decisions to be publicly justified which today means that they are on the internet.

Believe you me having seen what can happen with national parks in the south, the adoption of new policy also brings a time for negative possibilities. Here we have experienced a particular sort of "unbalanced environmentalist" pretending a bogus consensus and then trying to get a national park enforce it for them.

It starts a bit like the questionnaire you have encountered which can only have one answer: "Do you think paths, road and access can be improved" to which there can only be one answer. And the 97% acceptance of this is used to justify some harebrained scheme but without discussion of whatever the pertinent issues actually are.
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Burrane Upper
conormcbandon 8 hours ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 43m, Area: Burrane Upper, Clare Coastal Hill (Ireland)...

  
Summit Comment
Knockakishaun: Bunowen River can present problems
markwallace 11 hours ago.
Parked at a layby further up the valley from the crossing point mentioned in James Sheerin's comment to do a circuit of Laghta Eighter and Knockakishaun. Access to Laghta Eighter was easy from hig...

  
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2 baaags please
BleckCra 20 hours ago.
Yes Aidy. Apparently there's some bad grass going around.

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Kilmore
conormcbandon 8 hours ago.
walk, Len: 1.0km, Climb: 26m, Area: Kilmore, Clare Coastal Hill (Ireland) Kilmo...

  
Summit Comment
Crocknafarragh: The High Route around Glentornan Lough
jsramsey1491 a day ago.
Last Thursday (16/08/2018) a few friends and I decided to do a recce of a walk around Glentornan Lough. We started close to the Gaelic pitch on the southwestern shore of Lough Nacung Upper, passed...

  
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Oileán an Bhromaigh
conormcbandon 8 hours ago.
walk, Len: 1.1km, Climb: 21m, Area: Oile?n an Bhromaigh, Galway Islands (Irelan...

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An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Head Loop.
sandman 2 days ago.
As already stated Benwee Head has some of the most dramatic costal scenery in Ireland and with this in mind i decided to enjoy on a clear sunny day the joys of walking the 12.4km of the Benwee Hea...

  
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Cnoc Mordain
conormcbandon 8 hours ago.
walk, Len: 10.0km, Climb: 457m, Area: Cnoc Mord?in, South Connemara (Ireland) C...

  
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Knocknanacree: Storm Beach and Cliffs at lower western reaches
Bunsen7 2 days ago.
A view of "Acres" from Minard Beach. This is apparently a geologically interesting spot in itself as it is a storm beach comprised of large sandstone boulders. The castle is on private land and no...

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Knockafeehane: From the horse's mouth
Bunsen7 2 days ago.
This is the trail description post at Q59652 00497. It summarises the route if taken from east to west, as per track 3881.Vastly superior to my own garbled efforts!Annascaul obviously is a very we...

  
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Barraderry
conormcbandon 8 hours ago.
walk, Len: 1.2km, Climb: 40m, Area: Barraderry, Galway Coastal Hill (Ireland) B...

  
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Knockafeehane: Easily Accessible and not overly demanding
Bunsen7 2 days ago.
There is a waymarked trail to the summit which loops over the ridge leading west from this hill. See track 3881.The quickest route to the top would see you park in Annascaul village and walk up th...


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