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Colin Murphy
2016-05-12 19:25:30
"Magnificent Bath below, boring hill above" from Colin Murphy Contract pics
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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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Track
12 (Listed) Bens - Revisited
GSheehy an hour ago.
I was drawn back by the lure of completing the 2002 - 12 Bens Challenge route. I got the details from John J. Cotter w... walk, Len: 29.1km, Climb: 2598m, Area: Benglenisky, Twelve Bens (Ireland) Ben

  
Summit Comment
Knockroe: Where Summits relocate with No Plate Movement
CaminoPat a day ago.
Knockroe summit is listed as being located in County Cork. The correct location however is County Waterford. Déise abú.

  
Summit Comment
Big Collin: Permission required?
StephenMullin 6 days ago.
Hi thereCan anybody tell me if permission is required to walk up Big Collin? If so, how does one go about obtaining this?Many thanks!

Summit Summary
Anglesey Mountain: Great Carlingford views from a so-so top
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
There is enough space to park one car at 100 167, just on the edge of a wood around a sharp u-bend. Proceed north for 100m before turning NE up a gentle slope, although the terrain is treacherous ...

  
Summit Summary
Pigeon Rock Mountain South Top: Nondescript summit for baggers only
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy a week ago.
Usually done in conjunction with Pigeon Rock itself, but can be done in isolation if you want. Car park can be found at 234 278 A. Take the track directly across the road that follows the Rocky Ri...

  
Summit Comment
Wee Slievemoughan: The ups and downs
Colin Murphy a week ago.
Approaching from Rocky Mountain summit requires a bit of up-and-down trekking, as it is necessary to first ascend Tornamrock and then drop down again to a the col to the south before ascending Wee...

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Sligo- Leitrim-Roscommon
daithi07 3 days ago.
That sounds good Peter... I can't seem to find the article, is it on here somewhere? Big fan of the Bob Graham loop, etc. so would be on for anything really that involves running up, down and betw...

  
Track
Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Portaria Circuit
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 14.3km, Climb: 644m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
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Greek Islands: Kos
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 5.8km, Climb: 381m, Area: Greece, South Aegean ()

Summit Comment
Rocky Mountain: Pony express
Colin Murphy a week ago.
Seeing a group of about 7 or 8 ponies at the top of a mountain was a first for me. I did a little research and apparently these animals are wild, (according to a NI veterinarian group.) I also dis...

  
Track
Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Affisos to Afetes return (2)
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 9.7km, Climb: 458m, Area: Greece, Thessaly ()

  
Track
Greek Islands: Kalymnos
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 1.8km, Climb: 183m, Area: Greece, South Aegean ()


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