Classic Walks

Walking in the Knockmealdowns, County Waterford

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Knockmealdown, County Waterford, March 2nd 2011

March 2011: 2 Great days walking in these lovely mountains.

Cruachan – Knockmeal – Knocknafallia – Knocknagnauv – Knockmealdown – Knockmoylan – Knockshane    Distance: 18K    Duration: 8 hours    Height gain: 1,000m    Max height: 794m

Knockuanaboulloga – Knockshanahullion – Knockclogga    Distance: 13K    Duration: 4.5 hours    Height gain: 630m    Max height: 852m

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A visit to Benbulben, County Sligo

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Benwiskin, County Sligo, April 21st 2013

April 21st 2013: Benbulbin.  Tackled the slope head on, so very steep ascent and descent, good practice.    Outstanding views, including the striking Benwiskin.   Distance: 4k    Duration: 2 hours    Height gain: 275m    Max height: 526m

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A walk on the Burren, County Clare

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Bush shaped by the wind, The Burren, County Clare, March 10th 2011

March 10th 2011: Black Head Loop. The track South between Cappanawalla and Gleninagh Mountain seemed quite unused now, so we picked up the lopped walk and followed that, thinking to revert to route later on. Noticed though that would have brought us across the stone flags, crossing dry-stone walls just to get to the tops, so we stayed with the looped walk so as to least disturb this unique terrain.    Distance: 26K    Duration: 6 hours    Height gain: 200m    Max height: 300m

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Autumn Day on Carrauntoohil

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Hags Glen and Eastern Reeks, McGillicuddy Reeks, County Kerry, October 4th 2014

October 4th 2014

Escorted a group to top of Carrauntoohil, great group, super views, dramatic rescue (not one of ours), walked out in moonlight.

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Two of Donegal’s Finest

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View from shoulder of Slieve Snaught, Derryveagh Mountains, County Donegal, August 26th 2014

August 26th 2014. It was forty years since I set foot on Eirregal, saw it again yesterday then drove over to ascend Slieve Snaght (a new one for me).

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