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madeleineblue - I .. by Bleck Cra   (Show all posts)
madeleineblue
2011-09-05 10:40:31
Chimney Rock Mountain (Slieve Aoire)
So.... I used the well laid out track from Bloody Bridge to the Mourne Wall and then walked to the crest of the wall before turning and finding the path to the summit through the crags along the way. It was beautiful weather. I proudly showed off the views from "my" newest mountain, since, disgracefully, I've never been to the Mournes before. Coming down the steep slopes on the other side, heading for Crock Horn Stream, I ran into problems.... the access to the main road has been blocked in the age old fashion: the gorse was well over six foot tall in the places boasting proper gates. It took a good hour of scrambling to find the least painful (!) way to get through and down the final slopes only to find a brand new gate blocking our exit to the road, with new signs saying the area was "private - no access". We squeezed out through the gap between pillar and gate, and after a 200m walk down the road, we picked up the track leading to the shore and made our way back to the Bloody Bridge Carpark via the Mourne Coastal path. So, my question is: does anyone know this route? Is there an alternative access point from the Crock Horn Stream to the Road? It was such a beautiful route, I'd love to use it again, but without invading private land. Suggestions welcomed.
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Summit Comment
An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Loop walk towards Portacloy.
ucampbell a day ago.
The Loop walks here are well signposted, it's a great idea to go out onto each headland.

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
On 26/4/2014 i spent a very enjoyable afternoon walking this area visiting the army observation hut and the stone constructed EIRE marking as part of an addition to the Benwee Head Loop walk but i...

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Flat topped but hard to get to.
simon3 a day ago.
View from the west.

Track
Circuit of Dirkbeg Lough - easier ascent
simon3 3 days ago.
The purpose of this walk is to reach the Maumtrasna plateau and Maumtrasna NE top (MNET). The lattter is quite possib... walk, Len: 11.6km, Climb: 564m, Area: Maumtrasna North-East Top, Partry/Joyce

  
Track
Near Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland)
caiomhin 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.3km, Climb: 663m, Area: Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Galty...

  
Track
Benwee Coastal Walk
simon3 3 days ago.
The walk starts at a small carpark and Wild Atlantic Way sign just west of Benwee. In fact some of the local rock has ... walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 245m, Area: An Bhinn Bhu?, North Mayo (Ireland) An B

Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 a day ago.
View from the east.

  
Forum: General
Riddle of the Spinc
BleckCra 3 days ago.
I was at Glendalough yesterday and on the Spinc for the first time. I cannot imagine there haven't already been a thousand hours debate on the boardwalk and and that there won't be a thousand hour...

  
Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 a day ago.
Picture from the west.

Summit Summary
Kid Island: Steepwalled island.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
Kid Island is very visible from Benwee Head.

  
Track
Lenadoon Coastal Walk
simon3 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 2.5km, Climb: 8m, Area: Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Buckaun East: Cliffy north edge.
simon3 a day ago.
This is a picture of Buckaun East taken from the valley below.. Obviously the safest way to go up and down this is to the left or south of the ridge.


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