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henryb

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Atmospheric day on Slieve Lamagan
« on: 13:13:51, 03/09/17 »
Saturday's walk saw me take in one of the seven sevens, Slieve Lamagan. Lamagan is the sixth highest in the Mournes and occupies a central location in the eastern Mournes sandwiched between Binnian and Donard. Starting from Carrick Little I followed a minor road and good track to Ben Crom reservoir. It was a long walk in, about 4km. Visibility was great in the valley and as I started to make the ascent of Lamagan I noticed cloud rolling in from the Irish Sea :( . Binnian's south tor became clagged in and as I reached the summit, I was engulfed in thick cloud. A gust of wind forced a parting of cloud as views of the central Mournes opened up. I had thought of doing the Annalong horseshoe but the cloud just wouldn't shift on Upper Cove. So, I decided to retrace my steps to the car park. It is the second time this year I've summited Lamagan to have limited views. Hope that changes soon. Total distance was approximately 12km.


Donard, Commedagh, Beg, Cove and Lamagan:
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Binnian:
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Bernagh and Ben Crom reservoir:
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Ben Crom and the Mournes' central ridge:
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Retrospective view of central Mournes:
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The central Mournes from the ascent of Lamagan:
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Meelbeg and Slieveloughshannagh:
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Bernagh, Meelmore, Meelbeg:
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Upper Cove clagged in:
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Hares Gap:
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Zoom-in on Ben Crom and Doan:
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Doan and Ben crom from Lamagan:
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Slieve Binnian's north tor:
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Descending Lamagan: Ben crom reservoir:
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Blue Lough:
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The eastern Mournes from Carrick Little:
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Ridge

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Re: Atmospheric day on Slieve Lamagan
« Reply #1 on: 16:13:48, 03/09/17 »
Lovely pictures Henry.
Typical walking weather!
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

henryb

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Re: Atmospheric day on Slieve Lamagan
« Reply #2 on: 17:08:36, 03/09/17 »
Thanks Ridge; sometimes I've had to climb certain mountains four or five times before I get a clear day!

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Re: Atmospheric day on Slieve Lamagan
« Reply #3 on: 08:33:14, 04/09/17 »
Cracking photos, Henry.  O0 


The drift of cloud across the tops might block out some of those beautiful views but on the flip-side it does make for really atmospheric pictures. Looks like you had a great day's walking.

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Re: Atmospheric day on Slieve Lamagan
« Reply #4 on: 21:37:30, 04/09/17 »
looks fantastic henry ... O0
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Re: Atmospheric day on Slieve Lamagan
« Reply #5 on: 08:36:27, 05/09/17 »
Great photos Henry, shame it clagged in and changed your plans but photos of misty mountains are nice too  O0
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Re: Atmospheric day on Slieve Lamagan
« Reply #6 on: 20:11:25, 06/09/17 »
Thanks adalard, beefy and April :)  Upon further reflection I suppose a partial view is better than no view at all and having a plan B is always a good thing :)  Hopefully Dow crag this week-end but knowing my luck it'll probably be Holme fell or if its really pouring it down, the walk could be from the Queens hotel in Ambleside to Ambleside cinema or watching the football in the Ambleside Tavern ;D ;D ;D ;D  Its has happened before! ;D

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Re: Atmospheric day on Slieve Lamagan
« Reply #7 on: 11:41:10, 07/09/17 »
Quality pics as always Henry. If next week sees the monsoon season I might be occupying your seat in the Ambleside Tavern.  Hope not!

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Re: Atmospheric day on Slieve Lamagan
« Reply #8 on: 16:50:37, 12/09/17 »
Hi All, just to advise that I did end up briefly in the Ambleside Tavern last Sunday :(  after walking part of the CW from Monk Coniston to Skelwith Bridge. :)  It rained heavily last Sunday. Waterproofs came in handy :)  Thankfully I had a good walk the day before from Grasmere to ODG. O0