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simon3
2017-05-12 10:09:26
Rockall - inevitably Rockall.
Yes it is true that so far we haven't included Rockall. Essentially the automatic system we have for checking and normalising data doesn't cope with a place of disputed or joint territory. And yes, I can write code for this one exception and when I have a few spare hours I will. Nevertheless there's 549 new islands included so we'll all have new options if we are interested.
Very probably the status of Rockall and discussions about it will become more difficult given that the UK is leaving the EU and its processes for harmonious resolution of the many such issues history has bequeathed our continent. No doubt we will find a way to include the place, if only because if becomes topical or because budding nationalists keep raising it. In the meanwhile for walkers there's a whole lot of islands that are reachable without boats or helicopters. A rough count suggests around 50, reachable by bridge, by public ferry or at low tide.
And if you are fortunate enough to be someone with a suitable boat we hope you find some value in being able to mark what you have reached, share gps tracks of how you went and write up what you found.
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Wicklow Coastal Walk
Onzy 17 hours ago.
Route from Pennycomelately Bridge to Brittas Bay.Not to be taken lightly - the stretch around Mizen Head is blocked by f walk, Len: 9.2km, Climb: 104m, Area: Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)

  
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La Gomera- Unfinished Business - GR132
GSheehy 2 days ago.
Maybe the height gain above is correct. Maybe it just felt like one of the hardest things you?ve done. Maybe the cumul walk, Len: 56.3km, Climb: 3018m, Area: Spain, Canary Islands ()

  
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Knockardakin: Bag it as part of the cliff walk
TommyV 2 days ago.
I technically haven't bagged the summit of this hill as it wasn't listed on MV when I did the Ciiffs of Moher walk, but it would be a very small detour to bag it. I was no more than 50 meters from...

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Clifden Hill: Didn't bag it
TommyV 2 days ago.
I drove as far as the point mentioned by Jamessheerin. Nice views over Lough Inchiquin, the drive trhough the trees only add about ten mentres of elevation and lots of briars so I got back in my c...

  
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Cloontohil: My nearest MV hill
TommyV 2 days ago.
This hill is only a few kilometers over the road from my home house. However without Mountain Views website you would scarcely know it's a hill as it is situated in an area of high ground anyway s...

  
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Ben Dash: One of my earlier attempts
TommyV 2 days ago.
Ben Dash was one of my earlier attempts at hill bagging, back in the days when I had no gps and didn't believe I needed a map. I went through some bog that people had bagged turf on before I found...

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The Annapurna Circuit
Colin Murphy 3 days ago.
My daughter, Ciara, has just completed an 11-day trek around the Annapurna Circuit in the Himalayas. She's not a particularly experienced walker, so completing it was quite the achievement. Here's...

  
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Knocknalarabana: A quick drive.
TommyV 2 days ago.
More of a drive than a hike. Well worth it for the views.

  
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Devilsbit Mountain: Get a bit of the Devil in ya!
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
After a day of bagging some of the more unremarkable summits in North Tipperary, Devilsbit was a delight. There is designated parking at S06115 73178. Follow the waymarked path all the way to the ...

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Pouy de Hourmigué
David-Guenot a week ago.
walk, Len: 17.9km, Climb: 1379m, Area: France, Occitanie ()

  
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Cooneen Hill: Very average
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
Nothing to add to simon3's directions. Like quite a few of the hills in North Tipperary, this one is through a Coilte forest track to begin with and then the tough push through some horrible groun...

  
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Mauherslieve: Mother of God!!
TommyV 3 weeks ago.
What can I say about Mauherslieve? It really is one of those mountains that will have you asking yourself "What am I doing? Started out at the livestock pen mentioned by csd. It is important to no...


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