Discussion in 'Intros & Welcomes' started by Nevis, Feb 9, 2017.
I'm living in Dublin but originally from the Scottish highlands.
Mornin'. Welcome to the forum.
Hey Neves,hope you enjoy the forum as much as I do !!!
I's sure I will , there seems some very knowledgeable folk on here. Just wish I was living back in Scotland to do some wild camps and big walks, we don't have that luxury here in Ireland due to not having the right to roam.
Check this link. http://www.coillteoutdoors.ie/activities-features/activities-features/camping/wild-camping/
Wild camping allowed in certain areas. Realistically though you can camp in most areas as long as you are away from habitation. Wicklow can be dodgy though because there's a lot of anti social camping up there. Camp late and leave early and you should be okay in most areas.
The area that you can wild camp is very small and it closes off areas like Wicklow nation park. I've been here 20 years and have had my fair share of run ins over camping. Now I just go and knock on a door and ask but also be prepared to wander around until I get somewhere.
Hello Nevis and welcome to the forum
Hi Nevis, welcome, living in Dublin, poor sod . Here in Ireland the west is the best & the east can keep the rest . With most of the wicklow mtns being in the national park they tend not to want people camping, doesn't mean you can't though. There ain't big ranges here they can all be done in a day or 2 tops, but you can join them together in some places like connemara joining the Partry mtns, Sheeffry hills, Mweelrea mnts, Ben Gorm mtns & the maamturks for a 113km walk, haven't done it but its in the cards for may/june, similar can be done in kerry & north Donegal. Enjoy!
Tell me about it!! You're not wrong with the west is best...was over in Renveylle in the summer and did the 12 Bens. I normally just go home to Ullapool and do a few big walks and camps around there but its getting expensive to get there now from Dublin. Hoping to do the North Coast 500 in the summer with my GF.
the bens are nice especially the Glencoaghan horseshoe at the southern end of the bens. Never did understand why they're called the 12 bens since there is more than 12 bens in the range, guess some of them don't count!?!
I thought it was the 12 Pins of Connemara not the 12 Bens? Did half of them one day about 12 years ago, really enjoyable.
Pins/Bens same thing different name, they are nice though. Looking for a wild camp spot over that way for sometime in the next month....again some folk have been moved on during the night in the past wee while
12 pins to those who know no better, I reckon it was a translation error yrs back when some farmer was saying 12 binns? The northern bens are again a national park, never heard of anyone getting moved on. Where were they camped, diamond hill?
I think Pinns is a form of the Irish spelling. Not sure where they were moved on from.
Welcome to the forum Nevis
binn would be the gaelic for ben P was one of the last letters introduced into gaelic, not that a name makes any difference to the place its self! (nor that I speak gaelic for that matter)
Separate names with a comma.