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Bleck Cra
2007-09-03 00:43:54
WOOLLY ARGUMENT
Some bonehead was banging on about erosion. “Dolomites… Peru... Kathmandu…” Everywhere you could name-drop into 30 seconds - with the effect on Cra of nails on a blackboard. Lord spare us from such fools, who protect Giant Hogweed in Oxford Street, while indescribable horrors befall brother human beings on their own doorstep. Also in the company, is McG - of few words but each, incisive. Ossified brain-pan clatters on about catastrophe - and up pipes McG - “Artificial. Artificial - it’s all artificial”. Reader, within living memory of your great-great-grandfather’s great-great-grandfather (-ish) the barren rock that gneiss-noggin is sitting on, would be under a verdant sward or dappled by sunbursts from larch, ash, oak and birch. Wild boar are scolding their weanlings and bear and bobcat hold sway across the diversest of flora and fauna. Within a couple of centuries, another bone-head, inside a pullover with legs, has turned the natural magic that mesmerised celts, iberians, vikings, britons, normans…. into the romantic wilderness that now occupies empty heads. These lummoxes are back in the Mournes - no more watering holes for us, unless you want crypto spirididoodle to bury itself so far into your offal department that the only cure is to shoot yourself with a silver bullet. A tenuous link - what are our views about the erudite, literate, endlessly knowledgable and thoroughly affable Nicholas Crane being replaced in the Beeb’s COAST, by a Scottish corner boy with bad hair and even worse dental work? Crane’s own prog yesterday covered some oul English doll, looking for England on 2 wheels, and 2 legs: and the thesis? Get up off your “h” and find real Ireland instead of l’Hotel du Lac. However, if you like Peru, go back there - and drink plenty of the water.


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Croghan Kinsella: Fine views and a gilded history
Bunsen7 a day ago.
Decided it couldn't do any harm to get on the M11 down past Arklow and make the journey to Croghan Kinsella. Coillte and the ESB have created a 35 MW wind-farm on the eastern flanks of the mountai...

  
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Easy Stroll up Croghan Kinsella
Bunsen7 a day ago.
Easy Route up Croghan Kinsella. Slightly surprised this was not already uploaded, as I imagine it is the most frequen... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 336m, Area: Croghan Kinsella, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland

  
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Crocknasmug: Inishowen Head Loop Walk
pearnett a day ago.
As I parked up in the car park beside the Stroove Lighthouse I then began the loop walk around Inishowen Head in an anticlockwise direction. The first part of this walk is along a road past a few ...

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Walking under the water!
march-fixer 4 days ago.
With the Blessington Lakes being deprived of input due to the dry conditions, the water level has dropped considerably. walk, Len: 13.1km, Climb: 197m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
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Chimney Rock Mountain: Great reward for little effort!
PinkyFloyd a week ago.
Getting to the top of Chimney Rock doesn't take long and isn't too arduous. The views from the top are stupendous though and you'll be glad you climbed it. The rocks at the top help make this moun...

  
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Mullagh More and Sliabh Rua
Aidy a week ago.
A leisurely walk in one of the most amazing areas in Ireland, or anywhere for that matter. The route took me to the to... walk, Len: 7.9km, Climb: 316m, Area: Mullagh More, West Clare (Ireland) Mulla

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Slieve Beg: Stared down the Devil's Coachroad and decided he can have it
PinkyFloyd a week ago.
I know that people scramble up the Devil's Coachroad though the mechanics of actually getting up the top part elude me. Braver men than I! Standing on top of Beg, looking down the massive gulley i...

  
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Benbaun via Knockpasheemore
Aidy a week ago.
A relatively easy way up to Benbaun, the Co Galway high point, although it is a steep pull up to Binn Charrach/Knockpa... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 797m, Area: Binn Charrach, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Bi

  
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Cove Mountain: Return to Cove!
PinkyFloyd a week ago.
Today was the second time I have visited Cove. Anyone who read my first comment will know my first visit was alone and an altogether nervous affair. Well, the return was a much better experience. ...

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Muck to Meelmore Loop
Bunsen7 a week ago.
A track that's very easy to follow, with good parking, 3 highest hundred summits for less than 900m of ascent, but do... walk, Len: 13.6km, Climb: 874m, Area: Slieve Muck, Mourne Mountains (Ireland)

  
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Truskmore SE Cairn: Letrim - County high point - Done with my Grandad
ShaunDunne a week ago.
While climbing Truskmore my Grandad and I walked over and bagged our Second County high point of the day. Was very windy and wet up there today.

  
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Pic de Lustou
David-Guenot a week ago.
A fantastic, hard-won summit, a relentless, never-ending haul up followed by some easy but somewhat exposed scrambling o walk, Len: 14.7km, Climb: 1684m, Area: France, Occitanie ()


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