Author Topic: From Slieve Beg to Slievenagarragh: great day in the eastern Mournes  (Read 1105 times)

henryb

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With weather forecasters predicting strong winds with sunny skies this week-end, yesterday's walk saw me taking in 3 of the lower mountains in the Mournes: Slieve Beg, Chimney Rock and Slievenagarragh. It had been a long time since I walked this region. The route is best summarised as follows: dull walking with great summit views. Slieve Beg offers a great aerial view of the Annalong valley. Chimney Rock's panorama of Binnian to Donard is arguably the best view in this sub-range and Slievenagarragh offers great views of the Irish Sea. From the car park I followed a good track beside the river to the Mourne wall. I climbed the stile and picked up the brandypad to take in Slieve Beg. After admiring the views I returned to the stile for lunch. After a short break, I made my way to Chimney Rock. The only negative was the track disintegrates to pathless terrain. After descending to Slievenagarragh I returned to the good track I had followed for the ascent. Total walk distance was 15km.


Donard and Chimney from the start of the walk:



Retrospective view of Irish Sea en route to Mourne wall:



Rocky, Chimney and Annalong valley from Slieve Beg:



Slieve Donard from Slieve Beg:



Donard and Chimney from Slieve Beg:



Commedagh from Slieve Beg:



Annalong Valley from Brandypad:



Slieve Beg and Upper Cove from brandypad:



From Slieve Beg to Binnian from Chimney:



View towards Annalong from Chimney:



Donard, Commedagh, Beg, Cove and Bernagh from Chimney:



Binnian, Lamagan and Rocky from Chimney:



Beg, Cove and Lamagan from Chimney:



Irish Sea from Slievenagarragh:



Retrospective view of Donard and Chimney:

domtheone

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Great pics Henry.

Looks a lovely location that.
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henryb

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Thanks Domtheone :)

adalard

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Stunning scenery, Henry - it looks like a cracking day out. You got some fantastic pictures - I especially liked the one of Slieve Donard from Slieve Beg, and Slieve Beg and Upper Cove, but they're all great.  :) O0

henryb

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Thanks Adalard, it was a great day out, my favourites were the Annalong valley from Slieve Beg and Binnian from Chimney :)

Penygadair

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Great stuff Henry.


You keep whetting my appetite for next year.

henryb

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Thanks Penygadair :)