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Colin Murphy
2022-09-14 16:53:28
"Torre del Montale from Monte Titano highpoint" from Colin Murphy Contract pics
Picture: Torre del Montale from Monte Titano highpoint (Contract pics)

Easy country highpoint
Besides the likes of the Netherlands, Malta and so on, probably Europe's easiest country highpoint is Monte Titano in San Marino, at just 739m. Although that's a fair height by Irish standards, you can actually drive up to about 650m, that's if you can get parking, which is unlikely, especially in the summer. Most people choose to park somewhat lower down (around 500m), and walk up the zig-zagging streets of the capital, San Marino town, which eventually leads to a pedestrian only area. From there it's a climb up a wide, cobbled and tree-lined street, that's also lined with stalls selling souvenirs, to reach the highest of three towers (the centre one) on the ridge-like summit. Only when there do you get a sense of being on a mountain, which affords great views of the surrounding Emilia-Romagna region. The walk to the lowest tower - Torre del Montale (in pic) - is through woods and is the only section that gives any sense of being truly in the countryside. But if you're in the region, it's worth a diversionary hour or two to bag a country highpoint!


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Knockalla: Anticlockwise loop walk.
Wilderness an hour ago.
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Bloody Foreland: Easy going walk.
Wilderness a day ago.
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Tonduff: Some nice views, but unexciting summit
michaelseaver a day ago.
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Slieve Carn: Working Bog and Wind Farm
TommyV a day ago.
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Windfarm eases access
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
Approaching from Belhavel Lough, Google Maps directed me up a badly deteriorated road only drivable with care t... walk, Len: 9.2km, Climb: 532m, Area: Lackagh Mountain, Dartry Mountains (Irela|...

  
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Access via rocky trail
Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
Parking for a couple of cars at start point. Continue N up tarred road, and around a bend, watching for a stony track... walk, Len: 5.7km, Climb: 401m, Area: Benbo, Dartry Mountains (Ireland) Benbo||

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Carranarah: Electric Dreams
TommyV a day ago.
Followed the route mentioned by three5four0. The lane appears to be quite overgrown in parts now, but it's actually easy enough to push through. There is an extensive network of electric fenc...

  
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Bockagh Hill: Short but Hard Bag.
TommyV a day ago.
Took the approach mentioned by Fergalh. There is room to squeeze a car at the mast. Then head North up the road for a few hundred metres looking for the summit cross on the left. Once you see...

  
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Mullaghanoe: Forest harvesting and mast compound
TommyV a day ago.
The route already mentioned seems to be the only logical way to approach this very bland hill. I drove as far as far as a forest barrier and even though it was open I still decided to walk fr...

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Minneapolis: Minnihaha creek walk
Onzy 3 days ago.
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Benbo: A small but interesting Hill
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
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Lackagh Mountain: Access via windfarm
Collaborative entry Last edit by: Colin Murphy 2 days ago.
One approach - and probably the easiest - is via Tullynamoyle Windfarm. There is parking for multiple cars at G90716 30170, although the road up to here is just barely driveable and care is n...


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