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Alex92
2008-07-04 23:41:50
"These things take time"
Man, it's been a while since I've been on this site! Growing up is an odd experience. Suddenly one is plunged into a world where everything seems to be a frantic rush, where ones time is taken up by "more important" things like exams and coursework. Thankfully one gets a brief rest from that world and is now able to spend valuable time in the place he treasures most, a place where time seems to slow, a place apart. I'll stop the whining before I start to sound like Morrissey!

Anyway, I'm now back with the Mourne Youth Rangers and will be for the whole summer. There is nothing more rewarding than to feel that you are contributing somewhat to the conservation of such a special place. I'll definitely continue my volunteering in the the future.

And if anyone happens to be in Silent Valley anytime soon, be sure to check out the new nature trail which we, the Youth Rangers completely cleared in the earliest stages of the programme. Basically, we created a way for a new path to be made through a massive collection of dense... well there isn't even a word to describe it! Basically a tangled mess of trees, vines, nettles, gorse and who knows what else. The new nature trail runs from the carpark alongside the river, to a bridge that connects it with the original trail and brings you back in a circular route. There's even an elevated boardwalk on the new trail aswell! It's very impressive, considering what it used to look like!


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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...

  
Forum: General
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...

  
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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...

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

  
Track
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 ()

  
Track
Greek Islands: Kalymnos
Onzy a week ago.
walk, Len: 4.5km, Climb: 191m, Area: Greece, South Aegean ()


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