Author Topic: Slieve Binnian walk: the clearing of the mist at Ben Crom  (Read 549 times)


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Yesterday's walk took me over the back castles of Slieve Binnian, the third highest mountain in the Mournes. Starting from Carrick Little, my walk followed the Mourne wall to the south Tor of the mountain; this is probably the quickest/most direct route to the summit. Recent path improvements made the ascent easier than previous years. Weather was sunny to begin with before cloud set in while walking the ridge. Upon reaching the north tor of Binnian, the cloud lifted, revealing fantastic views of Ben Crom reservoir. After lunch I returned to Carrick Little via the Annalong valley. The back castles of Binnian would be my favourite walk in the Mournes. Total distance was just over 11km, taking 3.5 hours.

Slieve Binnian from the start of the ascent:

Silent Valley and Slievenaglogh from Binnian's south tor:

View from the south Tor of the Silent Valley and Slievenaglogh in the background:

Silent Valley from the back castles:

Back castles of Binnian:

Bernagh's south tor, north tor clagged in:

Lamagan from Binnian's north tor before the mist cleared:

Lamagan from Binnian's north tor when the mist cleared:

Bernagh and Ben Crom reservoir from north tor of Binnian;

Muck, Carn and Doan from Binnian's north tor:

Ben Crom, Doan and Bernagh from Binnian's north tor:

Blue Lough with Rocky in the background:

View towards Lamagan, Cove, Beg and Rocky from near Carrick Little: