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padodes
2008-12-22 22:26:31
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Leaving no trace
Commenting a few weeks ago on an abandoned tent and its jumbled contents – mostly heavy-duty plastic – that I had found at the head of Glensoulan in Wicklow, I could see this unsightly heap remaining where it was for years to come. Happily, future generations can rest easy. Alerted to the problem by Simon, the people from PURE (‘Protecting Uplands & Rural Environments’ partnership project), with the help of Wicklow Mountains National Park personnel, unleashed operation ‘Removal’ on the offending rubbish, and now nature, too, can breath easy again. Up to recently I had little idea that such selfless environmental Samaritans were at work in the Dublin and Wicklow uplands, so it is from deep within my walker’s heart that I am thankful for the generous service they give us all. More details can be found at www.pureproject.ie


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Forum: General
Muckish in monochrome
mcrtchly an hour ago.
First snow of 2017 on Muckish, Co. Donegal.

  
Track
Trekking in the Caucasus Mountains: The Chaukhi Massif, Georgia’s Dolomites
mcrtchly 3 days ago.
Mention Georgia and most people automatically think of the State of Georgia in the USA, but there?s another arguably m walk, Len: 34.0km, Climb: 1766m, Area: Georgia ()

  
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Lake District: Extended Kentmere Round
Onzy 4 days ago.
Classic Kentmere Round extended to take in High Street. 9 Wainwrights in total. walk, Len: 22.2km, Climb: 1108m, Area: Yoke, Lake District - Eastern Fells (Bri...

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Lake District: Fairfield Horseshoe
Onzy 4 days ago.
Lakes Classic round taking in 8 Wainwrights... walk, Len: 19.2km, Climb: 997m, Area: Nab Scar, Lake District - Eastern Fells (...

  
Forum: General
A hike in the Alps Maritimes
mallowman 4 days ago.
I went to the Southern Alps for a trek at the end of October for hopefully some sun and a dose of vitamin D to get me through the winter. Here is a link to my blog of the trip. I hope you enjoy, S...

  
Forum: General
"Deaded"
BleckCra a week ago.
Never would have thought it but it turns out mountains can can be named after insects. Despite all my decrying this site for its translation of Meelmore as Hill of the Ants, I find right on the do...

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Croagh Patrick
Paul_Rooney 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 7.7km, Climb: 709m, Area: Croagh Patrick, Croagh Patrick (Ireland) C...

  
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Binn Mhairg: A well worthwhile but neglected scramble
IainT a week ago.
The quartzite slabs on the NE flank of Binn Mhairg make a good scramble, one of the best in the Maum Turks. They are reachable by traversing round from the Mam Ean track, pathless but largely gras...

  
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Aughinish: Clare Island
sandman a week ago.
This island is located in County Clare but can only be accessed via County Galway. Originally connected to Clare but the connection was lost in 1755 as a result of an earthquake The British built ...

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Scanlan's Island: Clare Island
sandman a week ago.
Access to the Island is via the gravel road/track located at M2575111537 .During low tide you have no problem driving on to the island and following the track to the left over concrete to within m...

  
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Near Truskmore, Dartry Mountains (Ireland)
Paul_Rooney 5 days ago.
walk, Len: 8.5km, Climb: 424m, Area: Truskmore, Dartry Mountains (Ireland) Trus...

  
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Munnia Top: Coastal Hill
sandman a week ago.
Best to access this hill via the farm gate located on the the coastal side at M2929112163 in order to avoid the houses on the opposite side. Just a quick up and down over grazing land to begin and...


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