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First bivvy summit camp on Doan

On Easter Monday I decided to head to Doan in the Mournes for my first bivvy. It was also my first solo bivvy and first summit bivvy to boot, so was feeling pretty aprehensive about the whole idea. I kept worrying about all the things that could go wrong , in particular what I would […]

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Easter Camp in the Mournes

My son and I enjoyed an excellent easter Camp in the high Mournes and were awarded with some beautiful light for some photographs. On Monday we climbed Slieve Bearnagh before camping at the head of Ben Crom Reservoir. On Tuesday we climbed Slieve Commedagh. Some of you may have seen the Ben Crom image on […]

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Still hilly after all these years…

So, on Easter Monday I kept a promise to myself and my daughter home from university, and climbed into the Mournes for the first time in more than thirty years. We clambered up to the Hares Gap, and once we saw that that hadn’t killed us, we swung down to the edge of Ben Crom […]

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Three days in the Mournes

My son and I travelled from Derry last weekend to enjoy three days of walking and camping through the heart of the high Mournes. The plan was to enjoy a few leisurely days in beautiful country, with plenty of time at camp to relax with hot chocolate :D. Day 1. Meelmore Lodge to Lough Shannagh […]

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Bann’s Road Circular Route

Just before Christmas a friend and I set ourselves a new route some of it covering ground we had yet to set foot on.  Setting off from the car park at the end of Bann’s Road on a chilly winter’s day our circular route had Bann’s Road as the centre point. I just had my […]

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