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2008-03-01 20:55:05
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Still more on lamination
Adding to the theme of laminated maps, there's a similar approach that I have used myself for a number of years. Without having to go to the not inconsiderable expense of acquiring a full set of OSI TrailMaster software, there are several programmes, easily available on the Internet, that are designed to use imported scanned maps in conjunction with a GPS. (Some of these programmes, at least in a limited version, are free to use, but it can be well worth paying for unrestricted use.) Once a scanned map is imported into the programme, it can be calibrated to indicate the Irish Grid and easily scaled from the common OSI 1:50,000 to the more walker-friendly 1:25,000. This can be printed off on an A4 sheet and plastified with any of the small laminators one can get in the stores. The disadvantage with this process, however, is the stiffness of the end-product, which cannot (easily) be folded. The advantage is that it will show most of the ground one can cover in a normal day's walk, and it will definitely not turn into a sopping rag when the rain comes down. It's practically indestructible. A don't think there's any copyright issue here, since the map is scanned and used for purely private purposes.
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Dalkey Island: Stepping off the mainland
Maulin 18 hours ago.
Every visit to an Island is such a unique experience. There is something magical about stepping off the mainland and being, even for a few hours on another Island. When thinking about visiting an ...

  
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Maamturks & 7 MV Summits
simoburn 19 hours ago.
walk, Len: 13.9km, Climb: 949m, Area: Corc?g, Maamturks (Ireland) Corc

  
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Carran South Top: An uninspiring summit
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 2 days ago.
The shortest approach to Carran S top is from Bealick. Starting from Gougane Barra forest park W070 653 C. Follow trail to it's high point then head North to Bealick then follow a fence to Carran ...

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Carran: Several approachs
Collaborative entry Last edit by: liz50 2 days ago.
There is no direct approach to Carran. The options include taking in all 4 Carran summits from the west parking near a farmyard at the end of a yellow road W039 689 and follow a track from W043 68...

  
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An Cheathr˙ Lair: Highest Point is the West Quarter.89m ?
ucampbell 2 days ago.
The way marked trail maps provided on the Island lead you to the Cliffs. However I wanted to reach the highest point and this was easily done in the time allowed before getting the afternoon ferry...

  
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Fothair na Manach
Fergalo 2 days ago.
Fothair na Manach is one of the remotest, most spectacular & magical sites in Ireland and barely accessible. It lies jus walk, Len: 13.8km, Climb: 1118m, Area: Brandon Group (Ireland)

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Lackagh Mountain: Lackagh or Boleybrack?
TommyV 3 days ago.
My approach to Lackagh mountain also known as Boleybrack was from the West side of the mountain. There is a road leading to G90078 31002 where there is a road leading into a forest with unauthoriz...

  
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Carrane Hill: Navy Seals only for this approach
TommyV 3 days ago.
I decided to try Carrane Hill from the East side as it looked on my map as if there was a forest track going most of the way up and indeed there is. It's possible to park at a forestry gate at G86...

  
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Curlew Mountains: The Blair Witch Project
TommyV 3 days ago.
It's hard to believe this has been visited by 19 members. paddyhillsbaggers description is about right. The first stage is a stumble over stumps and felled trees before entering the forest. I had ...

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Near Brandon Group (Ireland)
Fergalo 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 13.8km, Climb: 1112m, Area: Brandon Group (Ireland) Piaras Mor thuai...

  
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No Green Card Required!
liz50 3 days ago.
With the likely postponement of Brexit until June at the earliest a Green Card will not be required to attend the Mountainviews members and friends meetup walk in the Mournes on Saturday 6th April...

  
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Croaghmuckros: A great reward for a leisurely stroll
bertandally 4 days ago.
We parked up at the entrance to the comms mast access road at G6186975866 as we thought the access road was the best option for us as we had our 6 year old with us and regardless the recent weathe...


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