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CaptainVertigo
2012-02-23 23:19:26
"Venus (No Make Up)" from CaptainVertigo Contract pics
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A Look that Makes Simplicity a Grace
I think that Bleck well knows that I wince at the thought of any lasting mountain intrusion. Windmills, bridges, roads, steps, masts and the like tarnish perfect wilderness. Any easing of access, in particular, lowers the threshold of protection. The ideal for which we ought to strive is the unspoilt and unregulated. I have always been a little nervous about the proximity of both the Wicklow and Mourne ranges to large centres of population. Disneyfication is a real danger . The Mournes suffer from a dainty footprint, and seem peculiarly well groomed. AONB yes...but picture perfect, and you constantly bump into good folk wearing shiny gear. And the walls...walls no bigger than the Lilliputian threads that held Gulliver down. Even giants can be tamed. I dont wish to offend Bleck, Harry Goodman or any the others who love and honour the Mournes. But to me they are already under siege. Jonson's poem says it all:

Still to be neat, still to be drest,
As you were going to a feast;
Still to be powder'd, still perfum'd:
Lady, it is to be presum'd,
Though art's hid causes are not found,
All is not sweet, all is not sound.

Give me a look, give me a face,
That makes simplicity a grace;
Robes loosely flowing, hair as free:
Such sweet neglect more taketh me
Than all th' adulteries of art;
They strike mine eyes, but not my heart.
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Short walk even shorter! Killeagh Hill views & ring fort.
simoburn 12 hours ago.
walk, Len: 0.8km, Climb: 20m, Area: Killeagh, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Killeagh

  
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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV a week ago.
As mentioned by Harry Goodman, it's possible to drive along Belmore forest for almost two kilometers as far as a black forestry gate. There is also a standard gate here on the right giving access ...

  
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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc 6 days ago.
Since a big gorse fire in 2016, this hill is once more easily accessible to casual walkers and has been widely visited this summer. An easy approach is possible by taking the L6636 minor road off ...

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Brougher Mountain: A quick bag.
TommyV a week ago.
Nothing much to add to the comments already. Drove most of the way up from the North side of the hill to within 450 metres of the trig point. Nothing to recommend to anybody who is looking to get ...

  
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Croghan Hill: Broken Trig Pillar to be replaced
TommyMc a week ago.
The recent damage to the Croghan Hill trig pillar is covered in an article in this week's Offaly Independent. The good news is that Offaly County Council plans to replace the damaged pillar to its...

  
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Slievereagh: To drive or not to drive?
TommyV a week ago.
Geo's directions are spot on. At the aforementioned Coilte forest entrance there is a sign staing no unauthorized vehicles beyond this point as the gate may close at any point. However as the Lazy...

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Mullacor
JoHeaney 12 hours ago.
walk, Len: 9.1km, Climb: 537m, Area: Mullacor, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Mullaco...

  
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Two summits one hike.
TommyV a week ago.
Nothing to add to the directions provided by melohara. Just to mention two things, the parking place was littered with close to a hundred empty beer cans, it looks like there was a party there or ...

  
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Knockastia: Behind quarry
Fergalh 3 days ago.
At Moate take road to the pretty village of Rosemount. Drive through village and turn left around west side of mountain. At quarry there is a sign for site of old church (N2401043352) proceed up t...

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Knocknaskagh: The fast and the furious.
TommyV a week ago.
Knocknaskagh is a fairly prominent hill in North Cork. It's possible to access via a Coilte forest entrance on the South East side mentioned by jackill. After about 500 metres, there is a smaller,...

  
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MV Gathering & Awards - This Friday!!
Onzy 3 days ago.
ALL WELCOME !

  
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Camlough Mountain: Army Dreamers
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker a week ago.
Relatively recent history has liberated Camlough Mountain from the bonds of the military: some metallic paraphernalia remains high on its slopes but if one puts that aside it's a cracking little e...


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