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David Kirk
2012-02-02 19:49:21
David Kirk
Regarding the debate over the erection of a totally inappropriate wooden bridge over the Fofanny where it joins the Bloody bridge river,I would not like to think that there is a conflict of opinion over the need to protect our ‘great outdoor’ environment. I agree entirely with Kevin about the need to counter the damaging effect that the feet of many people getting out to enjoy the hills can have (I don’t use the phrase ‘too many’ because who is to set a limit on the number, especially youngsters, of people who should be able to enrich their lives in this way).One has just to go on a distance past this wretched bridge, to where the track on the north side of the river approaches the quarries and the saddle, has actually become about seven tracks as walkers try to avoid the mud – creating a ‘track’ about 25 metres wide! Of course the obvious – and delightful - answer, if people would just try it, is not to slavishly follow the boring old tracks – get off them, strike out on your own, and wander at will through the heather and the bogs; it’s so much more fun – and you spread the load! However assuming most ‘adventurers’ won’t do this then there is going to be an increasing need for the creation and maintenance of proper pitched paths – and those who do this work are to be commended. However this bridge has nothing to do with landscape conservation; it is a piece of ‘health and safety’ idiocy instigated by someone trying to build his/her own career. How many hundreds of thousands of people, from children to pensioners, have made this (shallow) river crossing over the past, say 50, years with no mishap worse than a wet foot. Even if they get a wet arse – so what? That’s what the great outdoors is all about!
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Summit Comment
Castlequin: A mixed bag
TommyV a week ago.
Kimego forest is an official Coilte forest recreation area tucked away on the North side of the Iveragh penininsula at V45388 82721 but in truth it is much more an area of felled trees and stacked...

  
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Cooley Mountains: Barnavave
Onzy 2 weeks ago.
Route from Carlingford over Barnavave. The track is an attempt to link up two of the marked looped walks in the area... walk, Len: 12.4km, Climb: 474m, Area: Barnavave, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) Bar||

  
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Geokaun: Drive time
TommyV a week ago.
Nothing to add on the directions as its very straight forward. The weather turned just as we drove to the summit so we didn't even get to do the short looped walk.

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Croaghconnellagh 'direct'
Peter Walker 3 weeks ago.
Cruach Eoghanach on the other side of the GapCroaghconnellagh forms the north-western side of the deep rent of th... walk, Len: 4.3km, Climb: 412m, Area: Croaghconnellagh, Bluestack Mountains (Ir|...

  
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Bray Head: One of the best short hikes in Ireland.
TommyV a week ago.
The route described by others is still the same and it's now way marked. Just to mention that there is now a car park which is a discovery point along the Wild Atlantic Way which is the start poin...

  
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Bolus: Fine views
TommyV a week ago.
Bolus out on the tip of the Iveragh peninsula provides great views of Scariff island and Denish island and the now world famous Skelligs. Due to time constraints we climbed this hill from the Sout...

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Character building tale of Croaghconnellagh in the rain.
simon3 3 weeks ago.
Don't even think of crossing the Lowerymore.There are various routes published on MV for reaching Croaghconnelagh... walk, Len: 5.5km, Climb: 303m, Area: Croaghconnellagh, Bluestack Mountains (Ir|...

  
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Eagles Hill: A lesser visited summit on the Iveragh peninsula
TommyV a week ago.
This route starts to the West of Lough Currane at V59319 65133 and follows the Kerry Way South for about two kilometres. At the col known as the Windy Gap it is time to leave the way marked trail ...

  
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The Bluestacks Aghlas on a wet day.
simon3 3 weeks ago.
The Bluestacks Aghlas can be reached as others have shown from a road leaving the R250 at the SW end of Lough Fin... walk, Len: 9.0km, Climb: 495m, Area: Aghla Mountain, Bluestack Mountains (Irel|...

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Baraveha: Windfarm or way marked trail?
TommyV a week ago.
Started at the forest entrance as mentioned by scapania. It's worth mentioning that the area is now a windfarm so I'm not sure on what the story with access is as it is still an official way marke...

  
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War Hill: Clear day on a neglected summit.
simon3 2 weeks ago.
Most of the times I have been on War Hill, it has been raining and I have just climbed up the heathery and exhausting slope from the Knocknacloghoge River. So it was a pleasure to be on the top on...

  
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Italy: Bologna City & Hills
Onzy 3 weeks ago.
Route through historical city centre to the hills south of Bologna, culminating at the Santuario San Luca, a hilltop bas walk, Len: 15.2km, Climb: 643m, Area: Italy, Emilia-Romagna () ||


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