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kierongribbon
2011-10-27 14:37:26
Re: Highest Point - Summit or not?
As the author of an upcoming walking guidebook about Ireland's County High Points, I decided early on in the project to stick with the most accurate definition as described by Wicklore (i.e. highest "point" in the county). However, I would disagree with Wicklore on his different definitions of County Tops and County High Points - they both mean the highest point in a county regardless of whether or not it is a summit. In GB, County High-pointing and Count Top bagging is a much more popular past-time than it is here in Ireland. In GB these two terms mean exactly the same thing. For example, the County Top of Mid Glamorgan is widely recognised as being a point on the eastern slope of Craig y Llyn on the county boundary with West Glamorgan (quite similar to our own Truskmore Southeast Slope). What is the highest "summit" in Mid Glamorgan? Well, it would appear that nobody really cares enough about it. We should probably stick with the tried and tested GB criteria.
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