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simon3
2014-04-03 09:42:43
Re Necessity
The website is structured to consider the time constraints of modern work and life. We promote the County Highpoints as a way of doing an interesting, all-Ireland but short list. We introduced the Local 100 to make it easier for people on a limited time budget to have something to complete.

Personally for years and years when I had small children, a demanding job and not too much loolah I could rarely get out. Whole years went by with perhaps one expedition (often the Maamturks). So the website allows people to contribute nationally without a huge commitment of time in making the contribution be it via the summit comment or the GPS track. (This is one of the distinctions we have with MI, who despite improving many things, simply haven't grasped the point and persist in saying hillwalkers do not contribute to their magazine enough.)

Last year I completed the Vandeleur-Lynams. It had taken about 45 years, with none being summited for years on end at times, but eventually as constraints reduced I was able to increase the rate.

So I salute CaptainVertigo's ingenious bicycle-assisted megawalks and predict things will probably be easier in future. Sorry if I gave the impression I didn't.
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Forum: General
Tough Soles complete a WayWalkers Challenge.
simon3 16 hours ago.
Tough Soles a couple of determined walkers who chose to walk all the waymarked ways in Ireland will be finally finishing on Sunday the 28th of July when they reach the end of the Wicklow Way in Du...

  
Summit Comment
Curracahill: Not great
chelman7 a day ago.
Curracahill is the 633rd highest spot in Ireland. It would be about 633rd on my list of good walks.

  
Summit Comment
Cuilcagh: A classy mountain
hazyview 5 days ago.
I followed the directions (per scarecrow & others) to the second carpark & we commenced the awesome long boardwalk across the bog & up the mountain. A good challenging climb of stairs to the summi...

Summit Comment
Hill of Allen: Pleasant and easy stroll
TommyMc a week ago.
A pleasant and easy stroll from the lay-by on the Allen-Miltown road as referenced by Dessie1. Frustratingly a spacious car parking area at this spot is padlocked, meaning visitors must park in a ...

  
Summit Comment
Largan Hill: Having it Largan
madfrankie a week ago.
In an effort to avoid the unpleasant tree-stuff described previously, I decided to make an alternative approach. At the western end of Lough Talt I took a minor road at G38776815942 that skirts th...

  
Track
Thor's Cave and the Manifold Valley
Peter Walker a week ago.
walk, Len: 17.5km, Climb: 445m, Area: Lancashire, Cheshire & the Southern Penni...

Summit Comment
Inishturk: A quiet place
TommyV a week ago.
Similar to Inis Mean, the middle Aran island, Inis Turk is in the middle of Clare Island and Inis Bofin and is much less visited than it's neighbours. The island itself is very small and can be hi...

  
Track
Buachaille Etive Mor (mostly)
Peter Walker a week ago.
Being sick on your holidays is a classic example of a First World Problem, but it's still pretty annoying. After ... walk, Len: 12.9km, Climb: 972m, Area: Stob Coire Altruim, Loch Linnhe to Loch |...

  
Summit Comment
Knockastia: Most central hill in Ireland??
TommyV a week ago.
Heading North from the little village of Rosemount will bring you near this hill. I found parking beside an old abandoned house at N24222 42974 and proceeded to walk up a road which leads to a hou...

Track
Soum de l'Arraït, Montagne de Lège and Sommet de l'Oudérou from Binos
David-Guenot 4 days ago.
walk, Len: 16.8km, Climb: 1272m, Area: France, Occitanie () ||

  
Track
Meall Fuar-mhonaidh
Peter Walker a week ago.
walk, Len: 9.5km, Climb: 520m, Area: Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, Glen Affric to Glen M...

  
Summit Comment
Cupidstown Hill: One for the County High Pointers only!
TommyV a week ago.
The start point as mentioned by others leads to an easy walk along a forest road for about 500m before reaching the trig point. behind the mast marking the Kildare CHP. The forest trail had lots o...


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