Author Topic: Slieve Beg: finally a sunny Saturday in the Mournes  (Read 147 times)

henryb

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For the first time in two months, the forecast was glorious sunshine in the Mournes. I drove to a car park about 2.5 miles after Newcastle beside the Irish Sea. Starting from the bridge car park I picked up a good track sandwiched between Chimney Rock and Slieve Donard. Slieve Beg is a long walk in but offers great aerial views of the Annalong valley. I made my way through the quarries and came to the Mourne Wall. Climbing the stile, I picked up the brandypad past the castles of Commedagh and turned left to Slieve Beg. It was quite windy. After admiring the views I retraced my steps to the car park. Total distance was 12.5km.


Chimney Rock from the start of the walk:
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Following the track towards the Mourne wall:
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Donard from Chimney Rock quarries:
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Beg, Cove and Lamagan from brandypad:
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Commedagh from the brandypad:
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Commedagh castles and Donard:
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Upper Cove from Beg:
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Annalong valley and Rocky from Beg:
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Donard from Beg:
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Bernagh from Beg:
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Zoom-in on Annalong river:
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Annalong valley from the castles:
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Binnian, Lamagan and Cove from brandypad:
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Returning to the car park:
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Chimney and Donard from the car park:
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Irish Sea from the car park:
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April

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Re: Slieve Beg: finally a sunny Saturday in the Mournes
« Reply #1 on: 19:36:07, 06/11/17 »
Great pics henry, my fave is Upper Cove from Beg  O0
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

henryb

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Re: Slieve Beg: finally a sunny Saturday in the Mournes
« Reply #2 on: 19:55:19, 06/11/17 »
Thanks April O0

beefy

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Re: Slieve Beg: finally a sunny Saturday in the Mournes
« Reply #3 on: 20:22:33, 06/11/17 »
Great pics Henry  O0
Looks like a lovely place
43 wild camps last year 32 this year ( ͡ᵔ ͜ʖ ͡ᵔ )
Plus 2 campsites :)

Ridge

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Re: Slieve Beg: finally a sunny Saturday in the Mournes
« Reply #4 on: 22:10:04, 06/11/17 »
Amazing photos Henry, thanks for sharing  O0
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

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Re: Slieve Beg: finally a sunny Saturday in the Mournes
« Reply #5 on: 06:10:44, 07/11/17 »

Fantastic photos, Henry.  O0

Like the one of Beg, Cove and Lamagan especially.

Penygadair

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Re: Slieve Beg: finally a sunny Saturday in the Mournes
« Reply #6 on: 10:59:25, 07/11/17 »
Superb photos Henry.  O0


I've been missing my regular Mournes fix.