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IainT
2017-08-24 16:01:04
Scrambling guide to Ulster and Connacht
Maybe I missed it but I haven't seen a mention of Alan Tees's recent guide fo scrambles and easy rock climbs in the northern half of Ireland (available as either a paper book or a download). Loads of good adventures in it, from things that are mainly walks (e.g. Fair Head) to Severe rock climbs (e.g. FM in the Mournes). The obvious classics such as Carrot Ridge, the north side of Mweelrea and the NW ridge of Errigal are included, but he has got well off the beaten track too, and there are some great coastal scrambles (Achill Head, Malin Head). Rock climbs get detailed descriptions, but on the scrambles you are left to find your own way to a fair extent. Alan is clear that the book is aimed at experienced mountaineers, but others might have liked a bit more info. I did the Lamagan Slabs route last week and only worked out how what I did related to his route afterwards (thoroughly enjoyed it though). Inevitably there are a few gaps - Alan is Donegal based so Connemara gets a bit short changed, with nothing in the Maum Turks, for instance (not even the B. Mhairg slabs). That said, there's lots of variety, nice pics to whet your appetite and enough to keep adventure seekers occupied for some time to come. It's certainly added quite a few things to my hitlist! Nice job Alan, now somebody needs to do a South-west one (Con Moriarty?).
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Near Collon Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney 10 hours ago.
walk, Len: 8.2km, Climb: 223m, Area: Collon Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Coll...

  
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Near Barranisky, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney 10 hours ago.
walk, Len: 6.4km, Climb: 170m, Area: Barranisky, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Barra...

  
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Belmore Mountain: A standing stone gathers all moss.
TommyV a week ago.
As mentioned by Harry Goodman, it's possible to drive along Belmore forest for almost two kilometers as far as a black forestry gate. There is also a standard gate here on the right giving access ...

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Brougher Mountain: A quick bag.
TommyV a week ago.
Nothing much to add to the comments already. Drove most of the way up from the North side of the hill to within 450 metres of the trig point. Nothing to recommend to anybody who is looking to get ...

  
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Near Westaston Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland)
JoHeaney 10 hours ago.
walk, Len: 3.9km, Climb: 122m, Area: Westaston Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) W...

  
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Bruse Hill: Bruse Summer 2017
TommyMc a week ago.
Since a big gorse fire in 2016, this hill is once more easily accessible to casual walkers and has been widely visited this summer. An easy approach is possible by taking the L6636 minor road off ...

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Croghan Hill: Broken Trig Pillar to be replaced
TommyMc a week ago.
The recent damage to the Croghan Hill trig pillar is covered in an article in this week's Offaly Independent. The good news is that Offaly County Council plans to replace the damaged pillar to its...

  
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Slievereagh: To drive or not to drive?
TommyV a week ago.
Geo's directions are spot on. At the aforementioned Coilte forest entrance there is a sign staing no unauthorized vehicles beyond this point as the gate may close at any point. However as the Lazy...

  
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Seefin Mountain W Top: Two summits one hike.
TommyV a week ago.
Nothing to add to the directions provided by melohara. Just to mention two things, the parking place was littered with close to a hundred empty beer cans, it looks like there was a party there or ...

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Knocknaskagh: The fast and the furious.
TommyV a week ago.
Knocknaskagh is a fairly prominent hill in North Cork. It's possible to access via a Coilte forest entrance on the South East side mentioned by jackill. After about 500 metres, there is a smaller,...

  
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Collon hill loop walk and summit.
simoburn 12 hours ago.
A nice loop walk of Collon Hill taking in the rocky summit which has a small cairn and trip pillar. For whatever reaso... walk, Len: 7.9km, Climb: 265m, Area: Collon Hill, Dublin/Wicklow (Ireland) Co

  
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Camlough Mountain: Army Dreamers
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Peter Walker a week ago.
Relatively recent history has liberated Camlough Mountain from the bonds of the military: some metallic paraphernalia remains high on its slopes but if one puts that aside it's a cracking little e...


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