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Ohhh Beautiful Ireland UPDATE by younghappy Ohhh Beautiful Ireland UPDATE by younghappy
Location: Goles River Valley, east end of Glenelly, Sperrin Mountains, Co.Tyrone, Northern Ireland
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Looking back at this, it's so beautiful and inviting, full view please!

This is the Goles Valley, a shelter area just off the upper Glenelly valley. There are half-a-dozen or so wee houses and barns up the long lane. No-one lives here any more so we thought it would be a great place to camp. Sheltered with a few basic amenities and hidden from public view.

We pitched our tents beside a conifer wood and a small stream on a flat grazed meadow; a really beautiful spot!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014   General Artist
lovely scene :)
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Buntcone Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
i've yet to venture into the sperrins! my group don't like them as they're easy walking and fairly featureless! :shrug:
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younghappy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Who do you walk with?

The Sperrins have their own charm.  It's nice to go there by yourself and you will most likely be the only person walking up there.  I know the bloc directly west of me very well, with Carntogher being the highest point.   I've yet to summit Sawel and the rest along the main 'ridge' north of Glenelly, but I reckon I will run it some day.
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Buntcone Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a private club - keep ourselves to ourselves :laughing:

I've heard there are access issues in the Sperrins with the local farmers not so helpful in terms of rights of way and access. Where's a good base to set off from?
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younghappy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah I've heard that too.  I normally just sneak myself in and once you are up high enough, you're not likely to get bothered.  There aren't a whole load of paths, so prepare to go bog trotting.

If you want to climb the highest peaks, you can actually drive to over 400m along the Sperrin road which cuts through the range between Glenelly and Park.  You can hop out at the pass @54.8220302,-7.0066864 and hike to Sawel, Dart, Meenard and quite a few more if someone parks at the end point.  

There is a nice horseshoe route which takes you around  the Goles watershead combining Mullaghsallgh, Oughtmore, Mullaghaneany and Meenard.  You can begin at Goles forest along the main Glenelly road.   Plenty of good info on mountainviews.ie

Closer to me there are some easy routes on Carntogher and they are open to the public.  Great views and a lot of history in this area.  Begin at 54.890610, -6.739486


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ClaireLyxa Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this wonderful picture! 
I use it as a reference for a drawing: clairelyxa.deviantart.com/art/…

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Seyan Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Ah... I can feel teh wind!
Beauty at its Best!
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younghappy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
haha, thanks so much buddy :D
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Tainbuy Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
beautiful!
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younghappy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:D thanks!
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follyennon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Wonderful I like it.... go to my facebook page La Terra di Erin
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imFragrance Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
how would be riding a horse there amazing ?! :)
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younghappy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Would be good, though I'm not sure the farmer would be too pleased ;)
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imFragrance Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Lol :D
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HighlandThistle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
So beautiful . . . sigh.
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younghappy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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karusosu-san Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
oh i see the difference in size and quality!!! nice!, so where is this?
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younghappy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, all the location information is in the description. It's in Sperrin Mountains in Northern Ireland.
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karusosu-san Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
And you live there? or where you on a trip?
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younghappy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
On a trip ;)
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karusosu-san Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Nice. ^^
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StaringIntoEternity Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Simply beautiful! (Hope you don't mind, I pulled your photo and it's currently my background on my computer-it's the visual representation of my "happy place" while I am at work). Thank you for sharing such beauty with all of us!
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younghappy Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D thank you so much. That's no problem ;)
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TrollDuNord Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful composition & colors :clap:
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younghappy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :bow:
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enex04 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
:#1:
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Gypsylover93 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
Wonderfull Shot!
I Love Ireland! And this picture
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younghappy Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:shamrock: cheers :)
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semi77 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Student Artist
Amazing!
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younghappy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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sova-sova Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
lovely view :)
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Gerard1972 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
Beautiful view! Love the golden colours. :)
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younghappy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Thanks :sun:
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fluffyvolkswagen Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Just so beautiful!!! :faint::wow::clap:
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younghappy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:Cheers :D :bow:
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fluffyvolkswagen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome!!! :glomp:
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my-shots Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
:thumbsup:
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younghappy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
:) :bow: cheers
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