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Bleck Cra
2012-09-05 22:48:07
YOU WON'T KNOW IF YOU DON'T GO.
Facebook friend and mountainviews member Derek Watters flags up the Newcastle local press article vis-à-vis the meeting to “discuss” the very stupid plan to make the Mourne Mountains a National Park.
This very stupid plan is being touted by NI Environment minster, the normally very unstupid Alex Attwood – which I kind of think suggests he has been briefed badly or with various over-enthusiastic interests at stake.
The gig was hosted by the big eff-off Slieve Donard Hotel.
When you write that into the equation, add normally unstupid Attwood and the general retail excitement that has animated him ….., you kind of know that some (very stupid) parties thought this was a fait accompli – when it was definitely not.
We wonder if this is anything to do with why minister Attwood (if I understand) did not attend.
We hope this experience – plus the other one recently, where he was savaged by farmers and landowners over the subject – presents to him a nicely balanced picture, better qualifying him to address his MI audience in the next few days.
I imagine many mountainviews members will be attending.
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Easy, Dry Seefin Family Friendly route
Bunsen7 12 hours ago.
The first time I went up Seefin I followed a track from the west. It was wet, mucky and not at all family friendly.Thin... walk, Len: 6.3km, Climb: 350m, Area: Seefin, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Seefin

  
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Hillbaggers only
Bunsen7 12 hours ago.
Just in case any of you drive past this looking for a route to this spot, and decide to go elsewhere, you have no excu... walk, Len: 1.1km, Climb: 44m, Area: Slieveroe, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Sliev

  
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Near Collon Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney a day ago.
walk, Len: 8.2km, Climb: 223m, Area: Collon Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Coll...

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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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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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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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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc a week 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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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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Near Barranisky, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney a day ago.
walk, Len: 6.4km, Climb: 170m, Area: Barranisky, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Barra...

  
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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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Camlough Mountain: Army Dreamers
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 2 weeks 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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