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simon3
2020-08-01 08:45:35
Recognition for the Arderins
Context of comment:The Arderins, the list of Irish Mountains of 500m with a prominence of 30m has now been recognised as a premier list providing a lifetime challenge.
Message:In a joint announcement Mountaineering Ireland and MountainViews have described the vision, nature and objectives of the list. See
https://mountainviews.ie/resourceitem/announcements/ArderinsAnnouncementFinal.pdf

The joint announcement reflects agreement between Mountaineering Ireland's new hillwalking committee and MountainViews.
Additional points:The Arderins list in its current form was put together by MountainViews in 2009. The list was originally based on work by Joss Lynam and also Myrdyyn Philips/ Michael Dewey. Hundreds of people have contributed to the list or the data associated with it. The specification for the list is that summits must be at least 500m above sea level with a prominence of at least 30m. Currently there are 406 such summits recognised, however the number is expected to change as more refined surveying takes place. For example in Nov 2019 it was discovered that Common Mountain in Donegal SW forrmerly thought to be an Arderin misses out because surveying shows that its height is 499.7m, just under the minimum required.

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We are delighted with this agreement and we hope it encourages hillwalkers to try the delights of the very very varied Arderins. We have not lost track however that ultimately the success of lists is in how hillwalkers view them and participate in them.


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Summit Comment
Mynydd Pen-y-graig: steep climb to start with
Fergalh 2 weeks ago.
Quick hop up from the village of Gilfach Goch, but a few fences to cross on way a very steep start but fine views make it worth it. Trig Pillar beside gate at summit

  
Summit Comment
Mynydd Maendy: Easy walk from west.
Fergalh 2 weeks ago.
A walk in from the car park to the west. Head over 270 metre mound small descent than uphill to windfarm. Unmarked summit.

  
Summit Comment
Mynydd Gelliwastad: Short walk to summit on good tracks
Fergalh 3 weeks ago.
From Car Park to North East Tracks all way impressive views for small hill. High Point is around 100 Metres North of trig pillar

Track
Kinsale: Old Head Loop
Onzy a month ago.
walk, Len: 7.1km, Climb: 140m, Area: Cork Islands (Ireland) ||

  
Summit Comment
Mynydd Drumau: People in Gleas houses....
Fergalh 3 weeks ago.
After an ignorant and rude farmer refused permission to park near his farm at Gleas. I approached from Bryn Coch and this was an easier and more pleasant trip up the hill

  
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Mynydd Marchywel: Long walk to summit
Fergalh 3 weeks ago.
Long walk up to this peak. Follow track just before church on road up from Cilfrew. Find correct track into forest and it will lead to the trig pillar in a small clearing in trees

Summit Comment
Foel Trawsnant: Long walk from Afon Forest Park
Fergalh 3 weeks ago.
Park at Afon Forest Park to West. Then follow track to left of Visitor centre all the way to the top. A long walk but nice views.

  
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Hillwalking Programme on BBC Alba
Pepe 2 months ago.
It's a half-hour programme on every Monday evening at 7pm and repeated during the week as well. It's called "Tir is Teanga" and is well worth a look. Of course all the mountains are Scottish and i...

  
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Moel y Hyrddod: A steep overgrown long climb to summit
Fergalh 3 weeks ago.
Long walk up from Glyncorrwg on overgrown track., Found gas pipeline and the high point , the trig pillar is hidden in the trees. Probably best to try this as a double with Mynydd Corrwg Fechan

Summit Comment
Staple Hill: Short walk to summit from track
Fergalh 3 weeks ago.
Drive to entrance to forest just beyond crossroads. Walk to clear high point and plunge into forest to find slightly higher point and trig pillar

  
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Mynydd Blaengwynfi: Hill named after village with great views on ascent
Fergalh 3 weeks ago.
Follow tracks up from the village of Blaengwynfi, trig is to left of track on slightly elevated field after a long stroll

  
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Coetgae Isaf: Drop down from Mynydd Caerau
Fergalh 3 weeks ago.
Climbed as part of a 2 mountain circuit from Abergwynfi having climbed Mynydd Caerau first. Steep decent back to village from here but gentle descent from Mynydd Caerau


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