Author Topic: From Altataggart to Tornamrock  (Read 354 times)

henryb

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From Altataggart to Tornamrock
« on: 19:56:28, 03/04/17 »
Saturday's walk saw me take in four lower summits in the western Mournes. Starting from Leitrim Lodge I followed a good track to the Mourne wall before making the short ascent to the first summit of the day, Altataggart. Early morning cloud started to lift as views opened up of the western Mournes. After making a short detour to get a better viewpoint I returned to the Mourne wall, continuing toward Tievedockaragh. Views expanded to include the Slievemartin range and the eastern Mournes. Thereafter I traversed very marshy terrain towards my third summit of the day, Pierce's Castle. Pierce's castle offers great views of Eagle and Slievemoughanmore. I headed towards Tornamrock, my final summit, bearing in mind the forecasters had predicted light rain showers in the afternoon. They were accurate. As I got to the summit, I saw the rain coming in from Hilltown. I made a quick descent to the car park. Total distance was around 5 miles.


Rocky mountain from Leitrim Lodge:
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Altataggart and Tievedockaragh from Leitrim Lodge:
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Rocky and Hen mountain from the ascent of Altataggart:
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Slievemoughanmore from the ascent of Altataggart:
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Rocky mountain from Altataggart:
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Slieve Roosley from Altataggart:
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Leitrim Lodge from Altataggart:
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Slieve Roosley:
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Slieve Foye and Carlingford Lough:
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Kilbroney forest:
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The western Mournes from Tievedockaragh:
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Marshy terrain between Tievedockaragh and Pierce's Castle:
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Rocky and Altataggart:
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The western Mournes from Pierce's Castle:
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Hen and the eastern Mournes:
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Pierce's Castle and Eagle from Tornamrock:
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dittzzy

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Re: From Altataggart to Tornamrock
« Reply #1 on: 21:58:11, 03/04/17 »
gorgeous colours out there, and I really like the shadows of the clouds.  Class O0 O0

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Re: From Altataggart to Tornamrock
« Reply #2 on: 08:55:26, 04/04/17 »
More great pics, thanks for posting them Henry  O0

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Re: From Altataggart to Tornamrock
« Reply #3 on: 09:20:46, 04/04/17 »
Great photos, Henry. What a magnificent landscape, I love the sweeping lines of those hills and mountains.  O0

henryb

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Re: From Altataggart to Tornamrock
« Reply #4 on: 19:11:08, 04/04/17 »

@ thanks dittzzy, it's always great when the clouds are above the peaks.
@ thanks April, its been awhile since I walked from Leitrim Lodge
@ thanks adalard, the western Mournes, being on the perimeter of the main Mourne range, is probably the best place for that panorama.

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Re: From Altataggart to Tornamrock
« Reply #5 on: 19:21:34, 04/04/17 »
Really nice photos Henry, looks a great walk O0
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henryb

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Re: From Altataggart to Tornamrock
« Reply #6 on: 19:42:56, 04/04/17 »
Thanks sunnydale; I've walked the western Mournes a few times this year; they are the perfect back-up route for a day in which the higher eastern peaks are clagged in; hoping to climb Eagle next time I'm in the western Mournes. :)