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2014-07-06 20:03:16
"Some respite on Crossone summit" from BleckCra Contract pics
Picture: Some respite on Crossone summit (Contract pics)

Cross?!
Life good? Domestic bliss, financial security, kids at university, wife getting plastic surgery, beer shop opened next door .......? But you know underneath, that sometimes you have to give it an injection of misery to balance it all out.
You could do worse that go up Slieve Donard from the Bloody Bridge track and via Crossone.
Any one of these three, would sap the life out of you. Together, they can replace all that hope coursing your pink veins, with the blackest of despair.
Fk it's awful! Or as a member of the gay, lesbian and whatevernext "Out and About" Club appraised me, it is "awful awful awful" - and he is right.
The Bloody Bridge track, named after the bloody bridge the Mourne Heritage Trust has concreted into the mountainside, may be the most dour 60 mins you will ever spend - boggy, featureless, gripless, pointless and to compound everything, imprinted by the dead hand of the MHT. "Go here" "do this" "cross this" etc.
So you try to get off it at the first opportunity. You refuse to hang a left because that is exactly where the MHT wants you to go, so you amble out towards Crossone, Mourne infant at the mighty knee of Slieve Donard. A heather and bog trot nonpareil.
Something dark and sinister in its col with Donard. Odd and claustrophobic.
Then, like wading through glue, eventually on to the face and summit of dull Donard.
You check your watch and it seems to have taken you half the day - so to all your other woes ... disgust, exhaustion, boredom, unease ..., you can now add ....... failure.
I shall deny myself the final denouement of discovering that MountainViews doesn't think Crossone is a hill and visit the beer shop next door instead.
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An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Head Loop.
sandman less than an hour ago.
As already stated Benwee Head has some of the most dramatic costal scenery in Ireland and with this in mind i decided to enjoy on a clear sunny day the joys of walking the 12.4km of the Benwee Hea...

  
Summit Comment
Knocknanacree: Storm Beach and Cliffs at lower western reaches
Bunsen7 2 hours ago.
A view of "Acres" from Minard Beach. This is apparently a geologically interesting spot in itself as it is a storm beach comprised of large sandstone boulders. The castle is on private land and no...

  
Summit Comment
Knockafeehane: From the horse's mouth
Bunsen7 2 hours ago.
This is the trail description post at Q59652 00497. It summarises the route if taken from east to west, as per track 3881.Vastly superior to my own garbled efforts!Annascaul obviously is a very we...

Summit Comment
Knockafeehane: Easily Accessible and not overly demanding
Bunsen7 3 hours ago.
There is a waymarked trail to the summit which loops over the ridge leading west from this hill. See track 3881.The quickest route to the top would see you park in Annascaul village and walk up th...

  
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Meelin Hill, Brackloon and Knockafeehane
Bunsen7 3 hours ago.
A grand and simple waymarked trail for a day of low lying cloud.Park up at the post office beside the Tom Crean mini-p... walk, Len: 7.2km, Climb: 343m, Area: Knockafeehane, Slieve Mish (Ireland) Kno

  
Track
Eagles Hill, Mullaghbeg, Beenrour
bogtrotter 3 hours ago.
There?s plenty of room for parking at the cemetery at the top of Coad Road, near Castle Cove. From here we headed SW ... walk, Len: 21.6km, Climb: 825m, Area: Eagles Hill, Dunkerron Mountains (Irelan

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Erris Head Loop
simon3 9 hours ago.
Simple walk to Erris Head. On the occasion we did it, there were dark clouds and big showers. walk, Len: 9.0km, Climb: 417m, Area: Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland) Erris Head Hil...

  
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Cashloura: An enjoyable walk for all ages
CaminoPat a day ago.
Park at W20849 49704 at Coillte forest entrance just off the R586 Regional Road between Dunmanway and Drimoleague. Parking available for 6-8 cars. Follow forest road which is along line of disused...

  
Forum: General
An Sli
Slier159 23 hours ago.
Hello all,I am currently trying to organize a longs distance walk from Killarney to Derry city, using the existing National Waymarked Trails along the West coast. A 1,000km of Trail already exist ...

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An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Loop walk towards Portacloy.
ucampbell 3 days ago.
The Loop walks here are well signposted, it's a great idea to go out onto each headland.

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman 3 days ago.
On 26/4/2014 i spent a very enjoyable afternoon walking this area visiting the army observation hut and the stone constructed EIRE marking as part of an addition to the Benwee Head Loop walk but i...

  
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Doonvinalla N Top: Flat topped but hard to get to.
simon3 3 days ago.
View from the west.


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