Author Topic: From Slievemartin to Slieveban: great day in the southern Mournes  (Read 169 times)

henryb

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Having walked the central, eastern and western Mournes in recent weeks, I decided to venture to the southern Mournes this week-end. My normal ascent route for Slievemartin would be Fiddlers Green and the Cloghmore Boulder before descending through Kilbroney forest using tracks and a minor road. On this occasion I decided to reverse tradition. From Kilbroney car park I walked along a minor road to another car park in Cloghmore Glen. Leaving the second car park I picked up a good track to the Cloghmore Boulder before venturing onto the summit. Upon reaching the summit views extended to the eastern Mournes. Thereafter I made the straightforward traverse to Slievemeen before following a fence to the third summit of the day, Slieveban. Slieveban would be my favourite peak in the southern Mournes. Slieveban offers a three-county panorama: the Mournes in county Down, Slieve Foye in county Louth and Slieve Gullion in county Armagh. After lunch I descended to the Cloghmore Boulder via a cycle track. Upon reaching the Boulder I continued my descent on a faint track through Kilbroney Forest to Fiddlers Green. I returned to the car park using a good path and a minor road. Total distance was 10km. 


Slieve Gullion from Cloghmore glen car park:
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Carlingford Lough and Slieve Foye from Cloghmore boulder:
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Slievemeen and Slieve Foye from the ascent of Slievemartin:
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Rostrevor from Slievemartin:
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Binnian, Knockchree and Knockshee from Slievemeen:
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Knockshee and Knockchree from Slievemeen:
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Carlingford Lough from Slievemeen:
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Slieve Foye from Slievemeen:
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Slieve Foye from Slieveban:
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Slieve Foye from Slieveban:
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Slieve Gullion from Slieveban:
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Carlingford Lough from Slieveban:
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Slieve Foye from Slieveban:
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Rostrevor and Warrenpoint from Slieveban:
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Killowen and Carlingford Lough from Slieveban:
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Slieve Foye from Slieveban:
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Descending to Cloghmore Boulder:
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