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weedavie
2008-03-03 18:01:52
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Kenny,

Irish OS does have contour lines even if they are very faint indeed. They're also printed on tissue paper, which is the reason for the lively discussion below on lamination. I've not been to West Cork yet but like you I'm planning a visit in the very near future. So far I've read Richard Mersey's "Hills of Cork and Kerry"and Seán'Ó Súilleabháin's Walker's Guide to the South West. The first is a Tom Weir style very personal view but seems brutally honest. The circuit round Tooth Mountain and Lackabane seems fantastic but his cheerful description of a greasy descent to a field of swamps and walls is a bit too realistic. Ó Súilleabháin's book I've used around Dingle and found it very useful. It too has eccentricities, keeps reminding you that a map and compass are useful if there's mist and has a stunningly unappealing cover photo of a beautiful place obscured by cloud. Again brutally honest, I suppose.
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Re Adding markers to descriptions
simon3 an hour ago.
If you put in a grid reference into a place comment eg comment for a mountain, then the system notes this and gives it a letter like "A" which appears on the map However it only appears on the map...

  
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Knockastia: Hunting and shooting forbidden
ceadeile 4 hours ago.
The path described by FergalH is now, January 2018, very overgrown. There are many thorn bushes in particular which make it a somewhat dangerous for your eyes. A simpler approach is to park at the...

  
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Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way by David Flanagan & Richard Creagh
aidand 8 hours ago.
This book is definitely a keeper, a book I’ll hang on to knowing I’ll return to it again and again.I don’t know who the genius is who came up with the concept of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) but th...

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Banagher Hill: Better road surface - easier access now
Pepe 7 hours ago.
Followed the Bluestack Way sign mentioned by Aidy. The road is well surfaced now, though narrow. Drove a couple of kilometres NW (ignoring lower-down parking areas) to a small plantation on the le...

  
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The Ravens Rock: Crispy Morning Rock Hopping
Pepe 7 hours ago.
Climbed this via the ascent up the Fox's Rock from the Long Woman's Grave. Took the direct route up (steep and slippy!) on a crunchy January morning. The light and the views were magnificent. If y...

  
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Adding markers to descriptions
donalhunt an hour ago.
In some track descriptions, I see reference to locations that appear on the map as markers (e.g. park at point A, ascent to point B, head towards point C). Is there a summary of how to specify the...

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Slieve Bawn: Now home to a Windfarm and Recreation Area
melohara a day ago.
Slieve Bawn is now home to the Sliabh Bawn Windfarm and Recreation Area, a joint development between Coillte and Bord na Móna. Car parks have been provided and a number of walking trails developed...

  
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Carrauntoohil: Many routes to the top...
donalhunt 2 days ago.
Posting purely to share the photo which was taken from Cruach Mhór on 21 June 2014.Another source with additional routes indicated (e.g. via The Bone and Cruach Mhór) is available from http://www....

  
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MV Annual Gathering & Awards night
Onzy 5 hours ago.
As many of you will know, once yearly MV present award certificates for completion of the various hill lists on the site. This years event will take place on 23rd February, (7.30 for 8pm) in the L...

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Drumnalifferney North East Top
Aidy a week ago.
I did this route in winter conditions, and the views to be had around the Derryveagh Mountains, over Dunlewey, and ac... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 577m, Area: Drumnalifferny North-East Top, Donegal NW

  
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January Club Walk - Na Sleibhte Hillwalking Club - Route 1 (of 5 options)
GSheehy a week ago.
" 'Twas like doing the Turks challenge after the Christmas dinner." walk, Len: 31.0km, Climb: 1800m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...

  
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Chimney Rock Mountain: Season's Greetings from up The Chimney
BleckCra 6 days ago.
Lang may yer lum reek.


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