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wicklore
2011-10-27 13:20:23
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Re: Highest Point - Summit or not?
There are two separate phrases that can be used for the highest place of a County. The first is 'Highest Point', meaning where is the highest place you can go in that County where there is no higher ground. For many counties this means the summit of a hill or mountain such as Kippure in Dublin, Lugnaquillia in Wicklow etc.

However for some Counties, the Highest Point is actually on the lower slope of a hill or mountain. Truskmore SE Cairn is the highest place you can go on land in County Leitrim. It happens to be on the slope of Truskmore, whose summit is over the border in County Sligo. This same issue occurs in Roscommon. The highest place on land in County Roscommon is the SE Slope of Seltannasaggart. The summit of Seltannasaggart itself at 428m is over the border in County Leitrim

The second phrase 'County Top' refers simply to the summit of the Highest Hill/Mountain in a County, regardless of whether it is the overall Highest Place in that County.

Many prefer the County Top definition as it is neater and less confusing. However for the purist it is the highest piece of ground in a County that is the highest point, whether it is the pinnacle of a great hill or a piece of bog on the side of a higher slope. It would be interesting to know how MVr's feel about this - should we be using the County Highpoint or County Top as our definition?
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Summit Comment
Slieve Foye: Not bad.
shanks 4 hours ago.
Excellent if introduceing new walkers reasonably well signed but was a little overgrown in spots and path really close to wire fencing at others. Apart from that ☺

  
Track
Wicklow Coastal Walk
Onzy a day ago.
Route from Pennycomelately Bridge to Brittas Bay.Not to be taken lightly - the stretch around Mizen Head is blocked by f walk, Len: 9.2km, Climb: 104m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
Track
La Gomera- Unfinished Business - GR132
GSheehy 2 days ago.
Maybe the height gain above is correct. Maybe it just felt like one of the hardest things you?ve done. Maybe the cumul walk, Len: 56.3km, Climb: 3018m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

Summit Comment
Knockardakin: Bag it as part of the cliff walk
TommyV 3 days ago.
I technically haven't bagged the summit of this hill as it wasn't listed on MV when I did the Ciiffs of Moher walk, but it would be a very small detour to bag it. I was no more than 50 meters from...

  
Summit Comment
Clifden Hill: Didn't bag it
TommyV 3 days ago.
I drove as far as the point mentioned by Jamessheerin. Nice views over Lough Inchiquin, the drive trhough the trees only add about ten mentres of elevation and lots of briars so I got back in my c...

  
Summit Comment
Cloontohil: My nearest MV hill
TommyV 3 days ago.
This hill is only a few kilometers over the road from my home house. However without Mountain Views website you would scarcely know it's a hill as it is situated in an area of high ground anyway s...

Summit Comment
Ben Dash: One of my earlier attempts
TommyV 3 days ago.
Ben Dash was one of my earlier attempts at hill bagging, back in the days when I had no gps and didn't believe I needed a map. I went through some bog that people had bagged turf on before I found...

  
Forum: General
The Annapurna Circuit
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
My daughter, Ciara, has just completed an 11-day trek around the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayas. She's not a particularly experienced walker, so completing it was quite the achievement. Here's...

  
Summit Comment
Knocknalarabana: A quick drive.
TommyV 3 days ago.
More of a drive than a hike. Well worth it for the views.

Summit Comment
Devilsbit Mountain: Get a bit of the Devil in ya!
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
After a day of bagging some of the more unremarkable summits in North Tipperary, Devilsbit was a delight. There is designated parking at S06115 73178. Follow the waymarked path all the way to the ...

  
Track
Pouy de Hourmigué
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 17.9km, Climb: 1379m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
Summit Comment
Cooneen Hill: Very average
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
Nothing to add to simon3's directions. Like quite a few of the hills in North Tipperary, this one is through a Coilte forest track to begin with and then the tough push through some horrible groun...


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