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wicklore
2011-10-27 13:20:23
"Highest Point of somewhere. " from wicklore Contract pics
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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
An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Loop walk towards Portacloy.
ucampbell 6 hours 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 10 hours 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 10 hours ago.
View from the west.

Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 10 hours ago.
View from the east.

  
Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 10 hours ago.
Picture from the west.

  
Summit Summary
Kid Island: Steepwalled island.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 12 hours ago.
Kid Island is very visible from Benwee Head.

Summit Comment
Buckaun East: Cliffy north edge.
simon3 12 hours 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.

  
Summit Summary
Buckaun East: Bump at the end of Buckaun ridge.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 12 hours ago.
This summit is almost an Arderin and almost a Carn. It makes a handy extra stop on the fringes of Maumtrasna, a place notoriously devoid of relief.

  
Summit Comment
Tievecrom: Ring of Hills
Bunsen7 a day ago.
Coming down off Slieve Gullion (Culann's Mtn) you get this lovely framed view of Forkhill sandwiched between Croslieve and Tievecrom. It's easy to understand how a village might pop up in such a n...

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

  
Summit Comment
Barr na Coilleadh: Shapely perhaps phallic tower.
simon3 2 days ago.
Barnacuillew and it's Irish Aviation Authority radome pictured from the north.

  
Track
Circuit of Dirkbeg Lough - easier ascent
simon3 2 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


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