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gerrym
2018-04-07 21:28:18
Access Glenariff Mountain Antrim Hills
Glenariff Mountain rises impressively at the head of one side of the ice scoured Queen Of the Glens in the Antrim Hills. Not a recognized top here but it provides one of the most beautiful walks imaginable from Glenariff Forest Park - a walk i have done countless times until No trespassing signs appeared in recent years. The yearning to return got the better of me recently and although my route meant i did not encounter the signs i knew they were there and furtive glances betrayed my trespass.

When the farmers quad appeared in the distance i tried to disappear into the hillside and admired my ability to blend as it was lost from view. Shortly after it was coming right at me and I was nervously readying to produce my Mountaineering Ireland card and make it know that i have my own insurance for walking in the hills. He pulled up beside me and turned off the engine and we proceeded to chat for half an hour - mostly about Brexit, politics and the weather.

it was not lost that he mentioned walkers and the signs barring entry but they were sort of okay unless they had a dog with them - this is where the pain as a sheep farmer seemed to emanate. We left on good terms and I have some confidence that i can return to this special place that built my confidence in and love for hillwalking in the future.
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Forum: General
THE POWER OF WORDS
Pepe 5 hours ago.
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Pepe 9 hours ago.
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Damian120 10 hours ago.
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simon3 11 hours ago.
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jgfitz 23 hours ago.
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Onzy a day ago.
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Onzy a week ago.
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Greece, Pelion Peninsula: Affisos to Afetes return (2)
Onzy a week ago.
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Big Collin: Permission required?
StephenMullin a week ago.
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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 ...


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