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henryb

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Christmas classic on Chimney
« on: 13:55:35, 17/12/17 »
As I drove to the Mournes yesterday, the eastern Mournes seemed clearer than the cloud covered western peaks so I decided to take in Chimney Rock via SLievenagarragh. I drove to a small car park 2.5 miles from Newcastle and started walking around 1145am. It was a very windy day. I started off on a good track beside a river before walking through thick bracken to Slievenagarragh's summit, the first peak of the day. Views were curtailed in front of me by the higher Chimney Rock but eastwards an impressive panorama opened up of the Irish Sea. Continuing on over pathless terrain I summited Chimney at 115pm. Cloud covered the higher peaks above 700 metres but elsewhere the visibility was generally good. I didn't want to return the same way so I decided to venture further to Slieve Beg before descending on a good track between Donard and Chimney back to the car park. I finished at 3.30pm.


SLievenagarragh and Chimney from the car park:
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Irish Sea from Slievenagarragh:
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Chimney from Slievenagarragh:
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Knockchree:
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Irish Sea:
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Binnian, Lamagan and Cove from Chimney:
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Rocky, Binnian and Lamagan from Chimney:
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Donard from Chimney:
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Binnian, Lamagan, Cove and Bernagh:
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Binnian, Cove and Beg from brandypad:
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Upper Cove from Beg:
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Chimney and Rocky from SLieve Beg:
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Doan and Bernagh from Slieve Beg:
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Chimney and Rocky and Annalong valley from the brandypad:
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Descending to the car park:
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adalard

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Re: Christmas classic on Chimney
« Reply #1 on: 08:53:39, 18/12/17 »
As always, great photos, Henry. Nice to see the dusting of snow - I like how it brings out some of the features on the crags and mountainsides.  O0

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Re: Christmas classic on Chimney
« Reply #2 on: 10:25:47, 18/12/17 »
Nice pics Henry, Doan and Bernagh one is my fave  O0
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Re: Christmas classic on Chimney
« Reply #3 on: 23:58:52, 18/12/17 »
Great pics.. How long was the walk in miles  ?
Gone for a walk, back in a bit..

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Re: Christmas classic on Chimney
« Reply #4 on: 08:51:10, 19/12/17 »
Great photos Henry.


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Re: Christmas classic on Chimney
« Reply #5 on: 10:02:42, 19/12/17 »
Lovely photos. Looks great up there!
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Re: Christmas classic on Chimney
« Reply #6 on: 17:48:05, 19/12/17 »
Thanks for the replies folks :) ; I think the distance was probably 6-7 miles :)