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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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Oops!
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
Curra Hill: Cloudy Climb
andreos97 17 hours ago.
Fantastic walk, personally feel it's best starting your approach from Glenbeigh village and heading up through the forest (663 908) as it's quite well signposted. Once leaving the cover of the tre...

  
Track
Barnavave and Slieve Foye from Carlingford
simon3 a day ago.
This route mostly takes low gradient tracks to ascend to first Barnavave and then Slieve Foye.Ascending Barnavave from... walk, Len: 9.8km, Climb: 684m, Area: Barnavave, Cooley/Gullion (Ireland) Barn

  
Summit Summary
Barnavave: Double humped, easy to visit, good views.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a day ago.
One way to go up is from Carlingford. Start at around J1839 1095 up a path (not the adjacent track). Following the track makes for an easy ascent. It is also possible to start on the SW side for e...

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Carol Morgan wins the women's Spine Race agai
IainT 2 days ago.
Carol Morgan from Dublin has come in as first woman in the Spine Race for the 2nd time after crossing the Cheviots in some of the toughest conditions in the race for years. She is over a day ahead...

  
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Nire Valley 22km loop walk through the Gap and to Crotty's and up to Fauscoum
Ulsterpooka a week ago.
walk, Len: 20.4km, Climb: 1140m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...

  
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Knockastia: Hunting and shooting forbidden
ceadeile 4 days ago.
The path described by FergalH is now, January 2018, very overgrown. There are many thorn bushes in particular which make it a somewhat dangerous for your eyes. A simpler approach is to park at the...

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When hill-walking meets (pre)history
David-Guenot 3 days ago.
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Summit Comment
Banagher Hill: Better road surface - easier access now
Pepe 4 days ago.
Followed the Bluestack Way sign mentioned by Aidy. The road is well surfaced now, though narrow. Drove a couple of kilometres NW (ignoring lower-down parking areas) to a small plantation on the le...

  
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Drumnalifferney North East Top
Aidy a week ago.
I did this route in winter conditions, and the views to be had around the Derryveagh Mountains, over Dunlewey, and ac... walk, Len: 8.7km, Climb: 577m, Area: Drumnalifferny North-East Top, Donegal NW

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The Ravens Rock: Crispy Morning Rock Hopping
Pepe 4 days ago.
Climbed this via the ascent up the Fox's Rock from the Long Woman's Grave. Took the direct route up (steep and slippy!) on a crunchy January morning. The light and the views were magnificent. If y...

  
Bibliography
Exploring Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way by David Flanagan & Richard Creagh
aidand 5 days ago.
This book is definitely a keeper, a book Iíll hang on to knowing Iíll return to it again and again.I donít know who the genius is who came up with the concept of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) but th...

  
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January Club Walk - Na Sleibhte Hillwalking Club - Route 1 (of 5 options)
GSheehy a week ago.
" 'Twas like doing the Turks challenge after the Christmas dinner." walk, Len: 31.0km, Climb: 1800m, Area: Fauscoum, Comeragh Mountains (Ireland) F...


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