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david kirk
2009-01-21 19:15:21
"Bad old days in Mourne" from david kirk Contract pics
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Sorry, I seem to have been a bit hard on the good Padodes over the removal of his/her mountain of rubbish - didn't realise it was a mega-pile, the result of years of garbage-vandalism - certainly not a job for one person. We had a similar problem some years ago in the Mournes where the army had to be recruited to helicopter out abandoned cars, bits of tractors and a spread of other disgusting stuff - abandoned it must be said, not by walkers but by 'locals' - from Piece's Bog, one of the most atmospheric places in the area. This could be the answer to Wicklore's pictureof the rusty car. Military finances permitting, with a bit of sweet talking the removal of such things could be used as a training exercise for helicopter crews.
In the Mournes also there is an annual 'clean-up' organised with school-kids provided with bin-bags and sent to scour the most popular routes under supervision.
But at the end of the day, for every goon who leaves litter, there are a hundred who abhor it, and if they just leave a bit of space in their sacs and lift and take away anything they come across, litter need never be left to lie there for more than a few days.
On another topic, Big-Foot's suggestion that parking at the Silent Valley is a good base for walking the the Mourne Wall, it is an excellent location but I think you need special permission from the Water Service to park overnight - certainly this was the case some years ago. Although our troubles seem to be over, there is still nervousness regarding such strategic facilities as Belfast's water supply!
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Summit Comment
An Bhinn Bhuí: Benwee Loop walk towards Portacloy.
ucampbell a day ago.
The Loop walks here are well signposted, it's a great idea to go out onto each headland.

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Coastal Hill
sandman a day ago.
On 26/4/2014 i spent a very enjoyable afternoon walking this area visiting the army observation hut and the stone constructed EIRE marking as part of an addition to the Benwee Head Loop walk but i...

  
Summit Comment
Doonvinalla N Top: Flat topped but hard to get to.
simon3 a day ago.
View from the west.

Track
Circuit of Dirkbeg Lough - easier ascent
simon3 3 days ago.
The purpose of this walk is to reach the Maumtrasna plateau and Maumtrasna NE top (MNET). The lattter is quite possib... walk, Len: 11.6km, Climb: 564m, Area: Maumtrasna North-East Top, Partry/Joyce

  
Track
Near Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland)
caiomhin 2 days ago.
walk, Len: 11.3km, Climb: 663m, Area: Galtybeg, Galty Mountains (Ireland) Galty...

  
Track
Benwee Coastal Walk
simon3 3 days ago.
The walk starts at a small carpark and Wild Atlantic Way sign just west of Benwee. In fact some of the local rock has ... walk, Len: 8.1km, Climb: 245m, Area: An Bhinn Bhu?, North Mayo (Ireland) An B

Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 a day ago.
View from the east.

  
Forum: General
Riddle of the Spinc
BleckCra 3 days ago.
I was at Glendalough yesterday and on the Spinc for the first time. I cannot imagine there haven't already been a thousand hours debate on the boardwalk and and that there won't be a thousand hour...

  
Summit Comment
Benwee NE Head: Jagged summit
simon3 a day ago.
Picture from the west.

Summit Summary
Kid Island: Steepwalled island.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
Kid Island is very visible from Benwee Head.

  
Track
Lenadoon Coastal Walk
simon3 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 2.5km, Climb: 8m, Area: Mayo Coastal Hill (Ireland)

  
Summit Comment
Buckaun East: Cliffy north edge.
simon3 a day ago.
This is a picture of Buckaun East taken from the valley below.. Obviously the safest way to go up and down this is to the left or south of the ridge.


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