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ASPHALT TO ASPHALT, RUST TO RUST
I don't know if it is a characteristic of all generations but it is certainly one of this one - that we believe no one discovered anything until we arrived on the scene.
Bit like that thing about Ireland - where we think that we are the only place history ever happened to.
We think we invented popular music - so what about him with the didgeridoo? Public Relations - punted by history ever since Cain slew Abel. Pornography - from the very long ago ancient Greek.
One of my faves is "global warming" - now coyly entitled "climate change" - because we don't actually know if it is going to be hot or cold - a conundrum engaging the baffled brain of Mr Neanderthal who, if he hadn't walked bang into a blizzard, might also have become Uncle Neanderthal
.... and so to mountain erosion - yadayada .....
If you took a thousand men a thousand years dragnetting the hills of Ireland, you would barely put a mark on them. That is because Mother Nature is bigger than we are - although I expect we probably think we invented her singlehandedly too.
The tedium of the subject is only upstaged by the tedium of listening to zealots blither on about it.
So ...... stampeding off a Mourne the other day, in the bosom of a challenge group and upending as much mountain as we could manage, one of our company made an observation ....... an endearing and civil bloke, which is good; educationally challenged, which more times than not is also good.
"The problem with this path" he bemoaned "is it is very badly corroded" and I thought to myself ...... "well if this is very bad corrosion, I suppose I can live with it."
I expect we all can.
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Camenabologue SE
Bunsen7 3 hours ago.
This shortish alternative track makes use of a forest ride (as heralded by Simon3) from Glenmalure to reach Camenabol... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 664m, Area: Camenabologue SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ir

  
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Mullaghcleevaun circuit
osullivanm 4 hours ago.
A very pleasant circuit although some difficult ground between Duff Hill and the return to start of hike. walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 792m, Area: Black Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Blac...

  
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An Alp for OAPs...
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
If you an ageing hillwalker like myself who might have liked to bag an ‘Alp’ but are too long in the tooth to contemplate such an adventure, fear not, there is a simple little Austrian Alp you can...

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Divis: Great views
Wilderness 3 days ago.
The car park is quite high up on the west side of the mountain at J266741. There are a number of different trails to walk around on Divis and Black mountain. Divis is the highest point (478m), wi...

  
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Scrabo Hill: Hill with a tower on top
Wilderness 4 days ago.
The hill on its own is 160 meters high and the tower is 40 meters high. The tower is closed during the winter months.The hill can be climbed from the car park just below the Golf Clubhouse at J475...

  
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Great Mell Fell
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 3.2km, Climb: 277m, Area: Great Mell Fell, Lake District - Eastern F...

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MOUNTAINVIEWS MEMBERS MEET APRIL 2018
liz50 3 days ago.
Not long now until the first Mountainviews members meet of 2018. We will be walking in the Galtee mountains on Saturday 28th April. If you are thinking of joining us and would like more details pl...

  
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Bonscale Pike-Wether Hill Loop
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
A beautiful route which takes in 6 wainwrights (Bonscale Pike, Arthur's Pike, Loadpot Hill, Wether Hill, Steel Knotts... walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 948m, Area: Swarth Fell (Ullswater), Lake District -

  
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Little Mell Fell
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 1.2km, Climb: 130m, Area: Little Mell Fell, Lake District - Eastern ...

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Keelogyboy Mtn Far E Top: A small beautifully shaped mountain.
Wilderness 5 days ago.
This mountain is easy to recognise because of its shape. A good place to start is at Doon Lough car park at G794363. From here walk down the R278 towards Sligo and take the second country road on ...

  
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The Ullswater Way
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
The Ullswater Way with a diversion up to the top of Gowbarrow (481m) and down via the Aira Force. walk, Len: 34.7km, Climb: 818m, Area: Lake District - Eastern Fells (Britain) G...

  
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Cloghernagh: Snow Covered Plateau
davsheen a week ago.
Cloghernagh and Lug taken from Croghanmoira


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