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Harry Goodman
2012-07-24 13:45:45
When is the top really the top!
Having read conor74's comments questioning the "definitive" top of Cruach Mhor I would suggest that the high point of any hill/mountain is the "natural" high point and not the artificial top of a "man-made" structure such as the grotto. Another example is Slieve Donard in the Mournes where the trig pillar sits atop the shelter tower at the corner of the Mourne Wall, is undoubedly the highest point around, but is not, in my view, the true summit. Indeed the most recent edition of The Mournes 1;25,000 map notes the "trig pillar" at 853m and the "living rock" high point at 849m. In earlier editions of this map the high point was given as 850m and this is the currently accepted MV referenced high point. While there may therefore be debate re the 849m/850m highpoint there is no debate, I assume, about disregarding the artificially created 853m trig point as the high point on Donard. Any other views?


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Knockatagglemore
caiomhin a day ago.
walk, Len: 1.0km, Climb: 30m, Area: Knockatagglemore, W Limerick/N Kerry (Irela...

  
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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV 3 days 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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Brougher Mountain: A quick bag.
TommyV 3 days 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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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc 2 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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Croghan Hill: Broken Trig Pillar to be replaced
TommyMc 5 days 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 6 days 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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Near Djouce, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 9.6km, Climb: 465m, Area: Djouce, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Djouce

  
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Two summits one hike.
TommyV 6 days 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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Knocknaskagh: The fast and the furious.
TommyV 6 days 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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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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Carrigshouk: Accessible but not necessarily easy.
IainT a week ago.
Although Carrigshouk is very close to a road it's quite a rough little walk, with deep heather, boulders, scrub and the remants of old tree planting. The worst of this can be avoided by parking ea...

  
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Tievnabinnia: One of Ireland's highest waterfalls ?
David-Guenot a week ago.
I thought I'd share this pic I took while exploring the summit area of Tievnabinnia E Top recently. This amazing waterfall cascades down the SE slopes of Tievnabinnia. The OSI map suggests it woul...


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