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2013-12-19 18:48:49
GPS:Satmap
I have to agree with hivisibility, the Satmap Active 10 unit is an excellent one. I have found other units fiddly and hard to use in the cold and pretty flimsy when exposed to the elements - the Satmap however looks almost like an industrial unit rather than something aimed at the consumer - it's very rugged particularly when you opt for the rubber casing and it has big buttons usable with gloves.

The selection of maps is also pretty big - as well as the 1:50,000 OSI coverage for ROI, there is OSNI stuff, including the Activity Area Map content at 1:25,000 - the East West Mapping for Wicklow at 1:25,000 is also available as is some Harvey stuff and tons of other countries are covered. I also have the optional rechargeable battery pack which gives a full 24 hours of use and can be topped up in the car or by usb.

As hivisibility says, it is pricey; but if you have to buy a GPS you might as well buy a good one. I have used this for two years now and wouldn't be without it - there is a new version, the Active 12, due soon, and I will buy it as soon as it is available, without even seeing it - it's that good. And no I don't work for them!!

The old Active 10 will then go into the bag as a backup, replacing an old Garmin eTrek - which, as testament to the Satmap, hasn't been used, except for the occasional test, for as long as I have the Satmap.
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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc 3 hours 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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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV a day 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 a day 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 3 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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Near Djouce, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 9.6km, Climb: 465m, Area: Djouce, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Djouce

  
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Slievereagh: To drive or not to drive?
TommyV 4 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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Seefin Mountain W Top: Two summits one hike.
TommyV 4 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 4 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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Near Brockagh Mountain SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 16.8km, Climb: 910m, Area: Brockagh Mountain SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow ...

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Camlough Mountain: Army Dreamers
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker 5 days 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 5 days 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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