Author Topic: A partial ascent of Slieveban  (Read 125 times)

henryb

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A partial ascent of Slieveban
« on: 20:22:18, 03/12/17 »
With thick fog encircling all Mourne mountain summits this week-end in the Mournes, I opted for a lower level walk through Kilbroney forest. Starting from Rostrevor car park, I picked up a good road which led to another car park. Thereafter I followed walking tracks and cycle trails to a vantage point over Carlingford Lough. After admiring the views I re-entered the wood to obtain a second vantage point which offered a more impressive view of the Lough. I ventured higher, clearing the forest onto Slieveban's lower slopes. It was a view of two halves: cloudy skies to the north in the Mournes, crystal clear skies to the south over the Cooleys/Gullion ranges. This is my favourite vantage point which doesn't involve summiting a mountain. I returned to the car park using a forest trail through Fiddlers Green where I had an encounter with a robin for the third time this year. Total time was approximately two hours.


Retrospective view of the Cooleys:
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Kilbroney forest:
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Second vantage point at Kilbroney forest:
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View to the Cooleys:
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Carlingford lough overlooking Kilbroney forest:
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Slieve Foye:
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A cloudy Slieveban:
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A clear Slieveban:
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A hazy view:
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Carlingford Lough:
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Barnavave:
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Slieve Foye:
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Carlingford Lough and Warrenpoint:
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View to Leckan Moor:
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A robin in Kilbroney Forest:
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April

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Re: A partial ascent of Slieveban
« Reply #1 on: 12:38:50, 05/12/17 »
Love the robin Henry  O0
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

Penygadair

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Re: A partial ascent of Slieveban
« Reply #2 on: 14:30:38, 05/12/17 »
Nice stuff as always Henry.


Just shows that you don't always need to summit for great views.

henryb

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Re: A partial ascent of Slieveban
« Reply #3 on: 18:27:33, 05/12/17 »
Thanks April and Penygadair :)

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Re: A partial ascent of Slieveban
« Reply #4 on: 18:28:14, 05/12/17 »
Enjoyed the pictures, Henry - especially the one of cloudy Slieveban.  O0

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Re: A partial ascent of Slieveban
« Reply #5 on: 17:59:30, 06/12/17 »
Thanks adalard :)