Author Topic: A welcome return to the western Mournes  (Read 726 times)

henryb

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1223
A welcome return to the western Mournes
« on: 14:20:02, 28/01/18 »
As the weather has been so dismal here in recent weeks, I was really pleased when I read yesterday's forecast of dry weather with decent visibility. Having walked the far eastern Mournes on my last walk I decided to walk the western Mournes this time. With the highest mountain in cloud, I opted for two lower summits of Slievenamiskan and Hen. Starting from Rocky river car park I headed straight into the valley before climbing grassy slopes onto Slievenamiskan. After admiring views into Spelga reservoir I descended the western slopes in the direction of Hen mountain, the final peak of the day. Hen mountain is probably the easiest mountain in the Mournes to climb. From the car park to the summit can be done in half an hour. I descended back to the path which led to the car park. Total distance was 6km taking two hours.


Retrospective view from Hen from the valley:
Image may contain: sky, cloud, mountain, grass, outdoor and nature


Slievemoughanmore and wee Slievemoughan:
Image may contain: sky, mountain, cloud, outdoor and nature


Rocky from Slievenamiskan:
Image may contain: sky, cloud, mountain, outdoor and nature


Rocky, Pierces Castle and Tornamrock:
Image may contain: sky, cloud, outdoor and nature


Spelga reservoir:
Image may contain: sky, mountain, cloud, outdoor, nature and water


View towards Hilltown:
Image may contain: sky, cloud, mountain, outdoor and nature


Hen from Slievenamiskan:
Image may contain: sky, cloud, mountain, ocean, outdoor and nature


Rocky from Slievenamiskan's slopes:
Image may contain: sky, mountain, cloud, outdoor and nature


The western Mournes from Hen:
Image may contain: sky, mountain, cloud, outdoor and nature


Rocky and Sheep Hill from Hen:
Image may contain: mountain, sky, cloud, outdoor and nature


Slievemoughanmore from Hen:
Image may contain: mountain, sky, cloud, outdoor and nature


View of Sheep Hill and Gruggandoo from Hen:
Image may contain: mountain, sky, cloud, grass, outdoor and nature


Rocky mountain from Hen:
Image may contain: sky, mountain, cloud, outdoor and nature

April

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5341
Re: A welcome return to the western Mournes
« Reply #1 on: 19:39:28, 28/01/18 »
Great pics henry, Hen looks an interesting top with those rocky bits  O0
"Who would've thought...... you are light and darkness coming through" words by Tim Armstrong

adalard

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1099
Re: A welcome return to the western Mournes
« Reply #2 on: 16:41:24, 30/01/18 »
Lovely pictures, Henry - and they made for a welcome photographic return to the Mournes for us on the forum too.  :) O0

Ridge

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5834
Re: A welcome return to the western Mournes
« Reply #3 on: 16:56:10, 30/01/18 »
Lovely pics Henry, looks like a good day.  O0
Over hill, over dale. Thorough brush, thorough brier....
I do wander every where

henryb

  • Veteran Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1223
Re: A welcome return to the western Mournes
« Reply #4 on: 19:31:37, 31/01/18 »
Thanks April, Ridge and adalard :)