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Colin Murphy
2016-05-12 19:25:30
"Magnificent Bath below, boring hill above" from Colin Murphy Contract pics
Picture: Magnificent Bath below, boring hill above (Contract pics)

In the footsteps of Peter Gabriel...
In 1977, just after Peter Gabriel split with Genesis he went for a stroll up Solsbury Hill (191m, also known as 'Little Solsbury Hill') to the north of Bath where he had what he described as a 'spiritual experience' that inspired him to write the song named after the hill, which is mostly about breaking away and endings, (he says). Now whether his spiritual experience was religious or chemical in nature, we'll never know, but he really picked the most nondescript uninspiring round bump in the landscape to write a song about. According to a local I met while visiting the beautiful town of Bath, the hill attracts a lot of 'climbers' simply because of the song - eejits like myself. Anyway, if you want to visit, you can actually catch a bus from central Bath which will leave you with a 20 minute stroll up a paved road. Otherwise you can drive almost to the top and climb the last few metres across a gentle, grassy slope. There is a trig pill which is not at the highest point and the views of Bath are pretty good, but if you're looking for inspirational spiritual experiences, better bring some pot with you.
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Bealick: Between two counties
Wilderness an hour ago.
I approached this mountain from the North East ,coming from the Coomataggart mountains. When I got to the top I had to walk around for a few minutes to pinpoint the true summit; which I'm sure is...

  
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Nephin from the North....stunning views.
derkelly274 2 hours ago.
First time climbing Nephin for both myself and my friend. We decided to go at it from the North as it seemed like a more walk, Len: 5.3km, Climb: 644m, Area: Nephin, North Mayo (Ireland) Nephin

  
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Nephin: A looped climb from the North. Stunning views all around!
derkelly274 2 hours ago.
First time climbing Nephin for both myself and my friend. We decided to go at it from the North as it seemed like a more interesting prospect. There was access to the woods on the northern slope o...

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derkelly274 4 hours ago.
Enjoy climbing the odd hill. Hope to visit more and more.

  
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Knockshanahullion: Route Changes on Avondhu Way
Pepe 8 hours ago.
Approached from carpark above Bay Lough (B). There are new signs on the waymarked trail saying "Blackwater Way Please Note Route Changes". The waymark arrows on the markers look shiny and new, abo...

  
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Tooreenbaha: Early on a sunny April morning
peter1 13 hours ago.
Tooreenbaha, above the Rabach's Glen at the start (or finish!) of the circuit. Knockatee is the distinctive hill in the background.

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Knockowen: A view from the West
peter1 14 hours ago.
A view of Knockowen from Tooreenbaha. The Healy Pass is the gap on the right of the picture and the road can be seen rising across the slopes.

  
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Buckoogh: Buckoo Bucks!
ckilm 14 hours ago.
Followed route suggested by Jackill from the east side of Buckoogh and found the nuisance clearfell has worsened over the years since that comment. Would not recommend it at all now. An easier alt...

  
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Camenabologue SE
Bunsen7 2 days ago.
This shortish alternative track makes use of a forest ride (as heralded by Simon3) from Glenmalure to reach Camenabol... walk, Len: 10.6km, Climb: 664m, Area: Camenabologue SE Top, Dublin/Wicklow (Ir

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Mullaghcleevaun circuit
osullivanm 2 days ago.
A very pleasant circuit although some difficult ground between Duff Hill and the return to start of hike. walk, Len: 17.3km, Climb: 792m, Area: Black Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Blac...

  
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An Alp for OAPs...
Colin Murphy 4 days ago.
If you an ageing hillwalker like myself who might have liked to bag an ‘Alp’ but are too long in the tooth to contemplate such an adventure, fear not, there is a simple little Austrian Alp you can...

  
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Scrabo Hill: Hill with a tower on top
Wilderness 6 days ago.
The hill on its own is 160 meters high and the tower is 40 meters high. The tower is closed during the winter months.The hill can be climbed from the car park just below the Golf Clubhouse at J475...


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